praise and worship to change the atmosphere

Praise and worship arrest the atmosphere that is constantly whispering fear, failure and regret.  Lisa Bevere These past few weeks, God has been whispering to me to listen before I speak, even more He ever has before. When I get that email which causes my anxiety level to soar in an instant. When I rememberContinue reading “praise and worship to change the atmosphere”

lasting hope

I am hardwired to be optimistic. It takes a lot to get me down… usually a combination of illness/injury, eating poorly & not sleeping enough. But like you, every day something tries to undermine my hope: I am married to a wonderful man, who tends to be more of an Eeyore in nature, mostly dueContinue reading “lasting hope”

Sunday Psalm: in the depths

In the depths where we hide our hearts the deep cries are made In the heights of Heaven Your tears at our plight were great For You so loved us all You decided to send part of Yourself to meet our need with the gift of Your son merged with our DNA Such depth toContinue reading “Sunday Psalm: in the depths”

While Shepherds Watched…

While shepherds watched Their flocks by night All seated on the ground The angel of the Lord came down And glory shone around And glory shone around God decided to let the lowly know before the mighty that Good News was just around the corner in the Christmas story. Notice the angel didn’t show upContinue reading “While Shepherds Watched…”

O Holy Night

O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining, It is the night of the dear Saviour’s birth. Long lay the world in sin and error pining. Till He appeared and the Spirit felt its worth. A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn. Fall on your knees!Continue reading “O Holy Night”

See Amid the Winter’s Snow

See amid the winter’s snow Born for us on earth below See the tender Lamb appears Promised from eternal years Hail, thou ever-blessed morn Hail, redemption’s happy dawn Sing through all Jerusalem Christ is born in Bethlehem I have two favorite ways I love to experience this carol. The first is to sing it live.Continue reading “See Amid the Winter’s Snow”

Rejoice & be merry

Rejoice and be merry in songs and in mirth! O praise our Redeemer; all mortals on earth! For this is the birthday of Jesus our King, Who brought us salvation, His praises we’ll sing! With the announcement of the season of Christmas, many of us first think of all the extra tasks or jobs weContinue reading “Rejoice & be merry”

Sunday Psalm: HalleYOUjah

As I’m reminded of all the wonders made by Your command, I arise from my seat to quickly take a stand I close my eyes and raise my open hands then Your praise shot forth as I began to understand, It’s all about You it always has and it always will be all about YouContinue reading “Sunday Psalm: HalleYOUjah”

The First Noel

The first Noel the angels did say Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay: In fields where they lay keeping their sheep On a cold winter’s night that was so deep. Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel Born is the King of Israel! One of my all time favorite carols, I just love theContinue reading “The First Noel”