10 Mar 2015

Isaiah 530

Matthew Henry’s commentary on Isaiah 53 states, “Carnal hearts see nothing in the Lord Jesus to desire an interest in him.” He is referring to verse 2 that reads, “He has no stately form or majesty that we should look upon Him, nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him.” The radiant Son [...]

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19 Feb 2015

Bountiful Rest0

Return to your rest, O my soul,
 For the Lord has dealt bountifully with you. Psalm 116:7
These are precious yet powerful words. Of course, there is the implication that rest was formerly known. The Psalmist desires to return to the comforts of God after a time of unrest in his being.
Christ is the source of [...]

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26 Jan 2015

Discontentment0

While sitting at a beautiful Floridian outdoor lunch, I engaged my daughters in a discussion about the difference between contentment and discontentment. It was a wonderful talk. Both girls, ages seven and four, came away with understanding the definitions of these words. A new goal was set for our family: we would pursue contentment and [...]

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16 Dec 2014

Agnus Dei0

One of the choirs I direct recently sang “Agnus Dei,” which I chose for its Latin text and rich harmonies. As the Christmas season approached, I found myself regretting this selection because it seemed to have more of an Easter theme. The lyrics translate, “The Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the [...]

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12 Nov 2014

The Unsung Song0

Recently, I found myself filtering through all of my old compositions and arrangements. There was a heaviness in my heart as I viewed song after song that has never been sung. At some point, there was energy applied to each note and sweat poured over every lyric. And yet, here it sits, tucked away in [...]

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