Magnificent Monotony, Sweet Simplicity, Is the life our Lord has lived, My Lord, Help me follow thee. Magnificent Monotony, Sweet Simplicity, Wherever Sin Aboundeth, Grace abounds more wonderfully. As Sin’s reign has brought death, Yet the way to eternal life is left, The grace of Jesus Christ our Lord, To rule as saving justice and… Continue reading Magnificent Monotony, Sweet Simplicity
It takes Courage to Love, For Love is Courageous. Love is Everlasting, And endures through all the ages. It’s Strength in your weakness, In the face of pain and grief. Courageous love always acts, Though it cowers with fear beneath. For it is better to love courageously, Than not to love at all. For God… Continue reading Courage To Love
It’s a Sunday like any other. I awake in my bed; at a time later than I would delight in getting up at. My shoulders ache, my throat is dry; feeling groggy. I pull my legs to the side of the bed to sit up and am reminded of my grandad as I stare down… Continue reading The Wasted or Wisely Spent Years
“The precious blood of Christ.” – 1 Peter 1:19 Just as it was the duty of the Israelites to mark the door posts of their house with the blood of the Lamb in order to be spared, so it is with the Christian; it is the one who is marked by the precious blood of… Continue reading The Precious Blood of Christ
Words and magic were in the beginning one and the same thing, and even today words retain much of their magical power. By words one of us can give to another the greatest happiness or bring about utter despair. . . Words call forth emotions and are universally the means by which we influence our… Continue reading Words
Let us learn from our Lord’s instruction about fasting, the great importance of cheerfulness in our religion. Those words, “anoint thy head, and wash thy face,” are full of deep meaning. . . . Are we dissatisfied with Christ’s wages, and Christ’s service? Surely not! Then let us not look as if we were. – J.… Continue reading Cheerfullness in Service
In the secret of His presence How my soul delights to hide! Oh, how precious are the lessons Which I learn at Jesus’ side! Earthly cares can never vex me, Neither trials lay me low; For when Satan comes to tempt me, To the secret place I go. When my soul is faint and thirsty,… Continue reading In the Secret of His Presence, How My Soul Delights to Hide!