The day fast approaches when we will see Jesus face to face, smile to smile, joy to joy. Between now and then, clouds WILL overspread the sky, but a song like this one encourages us see his light through the darkest storm and hear his voice through the loudest thunder. Continue Reading →
“Do NOT think of a dog wagging its tail! He’s running toward you, happy to see you, and can’t wait for you to pet him. Do NOT picture a happy dog!”
Did you think of a dog just then? I admit I did, even though I was told not to. Why didn’t I think as I was told to think? Well, of course, because minds don’t work like that. The way we stop thinking about one thing is to REPLACE the thought with another. REPLACE! Continue Reading →
I’ve enjoyed this song for years, but never did understand what a “lower light” was. I knew the Bible says “you are the light of the world” and “let your light shine” and “walk as children of light”, but what does a “lower light” do? Recently I learned this song’s history, and learned what these “lower lights” are. It turns out lives depend on these lower lights and people have died when the lower lights were not burning. Give the song a listen, then come back and we’ll talk about being a “lower light” for the Lord. Continue Reading →
I’m a little late to this game, but I’m catching on. “BOGO” means “buy one get one”. “2F4U” means “too fast for you”. “AFAIK” is “as far as I know”. These are among many modern acronyms which depart from normal language and serve as handy short cuts to speed up texting. IMHO some of us need help learning this new speed language, LOL! Do U agree?
Departing from normal language is NOT new. I wonder if you have heard of this other much-used and much older system of departing from normal language. It has been known and used for thousands of years, and many examples can be found in the Bible and other great literature. Most people know very little about it. But YOU can know about it! Continue Reading →
Must we repeat ourselves? Sometimes it would be a mistake.Other times it is our highest privilege.Please enjoy this song, and come back for ideas on improving our skills as teachers and as learners. 💓😊 Toilet training in less than a Continue Reading →
Ever thought of being an ambassador? The Bible says “Now then we ARE ambassadors”. NEAT! Do we need to run out and buy some fancy clothes to succeed as an ambassador for Jesus Christ? Continue Reading →
Today’s troubles will not go on forever. God promises that better days are certainly coming. Through the years, this well known song has encouraged many not to quit by reminding them of that wonderful home we look forward to. Continue Reading →
Have you ever thought about what you most want to be known for? Parents, what do you want to be CERTAIN your children know about you? It comes as no surprise that God has thought about these questions. Continue Reading →
From memory, can you rattle off the books of the New Testament? If not, here’s a song to help. Sing along, memorize the song — that’s it! Give the song a look, then come back and we’ll look at a proven method of having a personal audience with The Lord. Continue Reading →
Earlier I posted this same hymn set to a different “traditional” melody. The “Adeste Fideles” tune used here might be more familiar to you. What might not be familiar is the third verse. Please watch the sing-along video — then we’ll talk about God’s School of Gold Refining .
WHAT gold is it God would refine?
Why — gold that’s yours and gold that’s mine! 😃