26 Sep 2018

The Lord Provides

I penned these words seven years ago and they are even more precious to me today. Our God is abundantly good and gracious, ever providing for His people in ways we could never hope or imagine.
The Lord Provides
© 2011 Portion Music (ASCAP)
If you are thirsty, come to the waters
His fountain never runs dry
If you are [...]

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13 Aug 2018

Blind Spots

One of Webster’s definitions of a blind spot is “an area in which one fails to exercise judgement or discrimination.” I hear it mentioned regularly that everyone has personal blind spots. What is implied by this comment is that we are unable to sufficiently see and analyze all the areas of our lives.
Our physical eyes [...]

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14 Jul 2018

Praise Before the Battle Begins

In 2 Chronicles 20, the Israelites are facing a big battle against their enemies and things look grim. Jehoshaphat cries out to the Lord, “O Lord, God of our fathers, are you not God in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. In your hand are power and might, so that none [...]

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23 Jun 2018

Obey and Rest

I’ve spent almost all of June in my bed. It feels like a waste of time to be sick. It’s such a bummer to lose valuable summer hours. I make plans. I cancel them. I have found myself mourning all of this. 
The reality is, however, that nothing is wasted. I do understand this about my sovereign Lord. [...]

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17 May 2018

Ringing Cries

When I told Patrick I was expecting our first child, he smiled and paused to think. Then he simply said, “I’m trying to imagine the noises a baby will be making in this house . . .” It was such a sweet thought and such a foreign concept to us at the time.
One of [...]

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14 Apr 2018

Jesus, Take the Wheel

Yesterday, I drove all over the north side of Indianapolis. In my final few miles of driving I found myself on a straight country road where traffic was heavy. About one hundred yards before a four-way stop sign, my steering wheel completely locked up. I could not turn to the right or to the left. [...]

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6 Mar 2018

Forgiveness

Forgiveness is something believers in Christ Jesus are supposed to understand and apply throughout our lives. We see the perfect model of forgiveness in our Savior as He asked the Father to forgive His tormentors. When we are sinned against we need look no further than His example for guidance. However, as we search our [...]

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17 Feb 2018

Balance

Balance is my dream. Webster defines this word as “an aesthetically pleasing integration of elements.” Yes! It’s all the elements of life mixed together in an attractive order. Balance. Lovely word. Wonderful notion. But how does one achieve it? And if they do, how do they maintain it?
I’m thankful that the Lord is a detailed, [...]

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26 Jan 2018

Let Your Will Be Done

For the past several months, Patrick and I have enjoyed becoming a part of a family who desire to live their lives for Christ. It has been a precious journey and we are very thankful to the dear folks of Harbour Shores Church for accepting us and loving us and letting us do “our thang.” [...]

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14 Dec 2017

The Most Wonderful Time

Christmas is “the most wonderful time of the year,” yet I hear so many refer to December as dreaded and draining. As musicians, we understand the drain. Programs hit right and left requiring preparation and practice. But when we stop and think for just one moment about why we are doing all of this—every hymn [...]

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