this really touched my heart tonight | O Church Arise

O church, arise and put your armor on;Hear the call of Christ our captain;For now the weak can say that they are strongIn the strength that God has given.With shield of faith and belt of truthWe’ll stand against the devil’s lies;An army bold whose battle cry is “Love!”Reaching out to those in darkness. Our call to war, to love the captive soul,But to rage against the captor;And with the sword that makes the wounded wholeWe will fight with faith and valor.When faced with trials on ev’ry side,We know the outcome is secure,And Christ will have the prize for which He … Continue reading this really touched my heart tonight | O Church Arise

A Prayer for the Afflicted (@ Challies)

original post @ Here is a prayer for the sick or for the spiritually-distressed. It is drawn from the Canadian and American Reformed Church website. This is a prayer that comes from the perspective of the one so-afflicted and I don’t think it is necessarily meant as a pastoral prayer. It is worth changing the first person plural (we) to the first person singular (I) since in that way it seems to be a little bit more pointed, a little more personal. What I particularly like about it is that it allows the possibility (though it does not demand … Continue reading A Prayer for the Afflicted (@ Challies)


Coffee + folk and blues. If I closed my eyes, I could find myself in a different place…far away. It was that good. One word: transported. I find myself being drawn away to another land. Plans are in the making. Past dreams are becoming very possible realities. In the same way that music and good coffee send a message, words, written and verbal, powerfully force my mind to consider and respond. The tongue is a powerful tool. A small muscle – but a large ego. The source of its power – the heart. I don’t know about you, but my … Continue reading transported.

Resolution No. 1

1. Resolved, That I will do whatsoever I think to be most to the glory of God, and my own good, profit, and pleasure, in the whole of my duration; without any consideration of the time, whether now, or never so many myriads of ages hence. Resolved, to do whatever I think to be my duty, and most for the good and advantage of mankind in general. Resolved, so to do, whatever difficulties I meet with, how many soever, and how great soever. I can’t do this on my own. Period. Thus begins my study of Jonathan Edwards’ Resolutions. As … Continue reading Resolution No. 1