Having written over 8,000 songs, Fanny Crosby is perhaps one of the most well known hymn writers in all the annals of Christendom. Her words have inspired, renewed, and refreshed so many souls. Blessed Assurance, He Hideth My Soul, Pass Me Not Oh Gentle Savior—these are only a few of her most well known songs. … Continue reading Safe In The Arms Of Jesus// History of the Hymn
We know that Christ was not born on December 25th. It didn't happen. For many though, that is the day His birth is commemorated. Regardless of views on the holiday that has been labeled "Christmas", the birth of Jesus Christ is something that should be remembered and celebrated all throughout the year. He was born … Continue reading What was the significance of the swaddling clothes?
One of the world's most beloved carols, Silent Night has touched many hearts and lives throughout history. It has a bit of an interesting start. The song that most connect with peaceful piano arrangements, was actually written for the gentle, mellow tone of the guitar. In a little burg in Austria, the song found its … Continue reading Silent Night
If you hadn't already guessed, I have a patriot's heart that bleeds the colors of my nation's flag. (Yeah, it probably comes as a shocker to most of you, I know.) From the time that I was a child, I knew that America would always have a special place in my heart. Those who know … Continue reading Plead For Mercy
Oh now I've done it. I've touched the sacred calf. I can hear the gasps of shock as you read the title of this post. October 31st, spooky decorations, candy, and cute little kids dressed up in costumes, all wrapped up in a nice little package known as Halloween. What's wrong with any of those … Continue reading Why I Don’t Celebrate Halloween And Why You Shouldn’t Either
Some people disregard the power of the old gospel hymns. In today's world they are being replaced by "christian" rock music and sensual worship songs. They claim that the old hymns of the faith are outdated, and those who still sing them are old-fashioned. Historically though, what were the songs that had the most profound … Continue reading Still All My Song Shall Be// Power of the Gospel Hymns Through The Ages
Do you ever ponder who we are in regard to the Master Creator? Sometimes I just think about what our lives mean and how before time ever began, Christ knew He was destined for the Cross. It sets my mind spinning when I ponder the incredible love with which God loves us, that He knew … Continue reading Written In The Stars
We are back again for another post in our Hymn History series! I love learning the stories of the old gospel hymns. One of my favorites is Calvary Covers It All. It wasn't until just recently however that I learned the beautiful history behind it. The story begins one providential night in 1934 at the … Continue reading Calvary Covers It All // History of the Hymn
Humans are social creatures. Yes, even those who would claim to be introverts. We long for the ability to have someone who understands us, who spends time with us, and has a connection to us. It's easy for us to start to feel sorry for ourselves. Life is a lonely journey sometimes. Seasons of life … Continue reading Is Jesus Enough?
A sunny day, salty breeze, and picnic on the beach. It would be the perfect day for the Stead family... Luisa Stead came to the United States from England when she was twenty-one years old. She met and married her husband at church only a little while later. They were both passionate christians who served … Continue reading Tis So Sweet// The History of the Hymn