Friday, April 30, 2010


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May we be windows
Revealing His life within us
To those still in darkness.


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Heritage of Faith

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May we always be grateful
For the legacy of faith
Left in our keeping from those
Who have gone before.


Wednesday, April 28, 2010


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Find a place and reflect
On all God has done
And is still doing
In your life.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010


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Do you still long for His coming?


Monday, April 26, 2010


Take time to remember
All the tiny blessings from God
That color your life today.


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Consuming Fire

--Third Day - Consuming Fire


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Love Is Here

--Tenth Avenue North - Love Is Here


Friday, April 23, 2010

The Return

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Are you looking forward to His return?


Thursday, April 22, 2010

When All Seems Lost

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When all seems lost
Turn to the One
Who restores all hope
And wipes away every tear.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Simple Pleasures

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Take time to smell the flowers
And enjoy the simple blessings
That God provides to enrich our days.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Watchers

The whole world is watching us,
Waiting to see if our claim of Christ
Makes any difference in our lives.
What will the world see in your life today?


Monday, April 19, 2010

Tired Out

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Tired of it all?
Let Christ bear your burdens
And give you rest.


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Altars in the Street

So many lives are flickering out like untrimmed candles in our cities. Maybe we can't always be there because of distance or time to show them the love of Christ in a tangible way, but what is to stop us from praying fervently for them right now and wherever or whenever else God lays them on our hearts?

--Tait - Altars


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Giving It All Up

It is surprisingly easy for our lives to veer out of control. Fear and uncertainty can swallow us whole in these times if we let them. Yet if we let go of our death grip on our lives and instead let God be in charge of them completely, we can know His incredible peace even in the midst of the chaos surrounding us.

--Tait - Lose This Life


Friday, April 16, 2010

God of Nature, God of Grace

 The Glory of God in Creation

The God of nature and of grace
In all His works appears;
His goodness through the earth we trace,
His grandeur in the spheres.

Behold this fair and fertile globe
By Him in wisdom plann'd;
'Twas He who girded, like a robe,
The ocean round the land.

Lift to the arch of heaven your eye
Thither His path pursue;
His glory, boundless as the sky,
O'erwhelms the wondering view.

How excellent, O Lord, Thy name
In all creation's lines!
Spread through eternity, Thy fame
With rising lustre shines.

These lower works, that swell Thy praise
High as man's thoughts can tower,
Are but a portion of Thy ways,
The hiding of Thy power.

O shouldst Thou rend aside the veil,
And show thy dwelling-place,
The souls which thou hast made would fail
'Twere death to see Thy face.

Can none behold that face and live?
Yea, sinners may draw near:
The Lord is kind, and will forgive,
His love shall cast out fear.

Millions amidst His presence stand,
Who feel, while they adore,
Fulness of joy at His right hand,
And pleasures evermore.

--from Sacred Poems and Hymns by James Montgomery


Thursday, April 15, 2010

God Spoke

God the Creator

Praise the High, the Holy One!
God o'er all, the first, the last:
For He spake, and it was done;
He commanded, it stood fast.

At His word, from darkness light,
Harmony from discord broke;
Weakness started into might,
Beauty out of dust awoke:

Fire and water, air and earth,
Heard His voice and hush'd their strife:
Death itself, by wondrous birth,
Grew the parent of all life.

Plant and flower, and herb and tree,
Sprang spontaneous from the sod;
Sun and moon, and land and sea,
Day and night, beheld their God.

Fishes, fowls upon the wing,
Beasts, and all that creep or fly,
Every breathing, moving thing,
Peopled forest, flood, and sky.

But while all was fair and good,
All accordant to His will,
None their Maker understood,
Mind and thought were wanting still.

God, His glory to display,
With His image crown'd the whole,
Breath'd His Spirit into clay,
And made man a living soul.

Hallelujah, praise the One
God o'er all, the first, the last:
For He spake, and it was done;
He commanded, it stood fast.

--from Sacred Poems and Hymns by James Montgomery


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Beginnings and Endings

The Creation and Dissolution of all Things

In the beginning, God said "Be!"
And all things were,--heaven, earth, and sea:
God, in the end, once more will say,
"Perish!" and all shall pass away.

But Thou, O Lord! for ever art:
The orb of Thine eternity
Is one great whole, without a part;
Past, present, future, meet in Thee.

Convinced of sin, my soul would bend
Before Thee in the lowest dust;
Yet to Thy Throne by prayer ascend,
With trembling awe and childlike trust.

O look in loving-kindness down
On a frail worm with Thee at strife;
Eternal death were in Thy frown,
Thy smile will be eternal life!

--from Sacred Hymns and Poems by James Montgomery


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord

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Hymn 1

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord,
God of Hosts! when heaven and earth,
Out of darkness at Thy word
Issued into glorious birth,
All Thy works before Thee stood,
And Thine eye beheld them good,
While they sang with sweet accord,
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord!

Holy, Holy, Holy! Thee,
One Jehovah evermore,
Father, Son, and Spirit! we,
Dust and ashes, would adore;
Lightly by the world esteem'd,
From that world by Thee redeem'd,
Sing we here with glad accord,
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord!

Holy, Holy, Holy! All
Heaven's triumphant choirs shall sing,
When the ransom'd nations fall
At the footstool of their King:
Then shall saints and seraphim,
Hearts and voices swell one hymn,
Round the Throne with full accord,
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord!
--from Sacred Poems and Hymns by James Montgomery

Monday, April 12, 2010

An Eye Toward Our Future

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We've waited so long, but one day soon we'll see Him face-to-face.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Works of Living Art

All of the wonders of nature are an expression of God's love for us. So, too, was Christ's death on the cross as a way to bring mankind back to Him. Now God wants to express His love again, but this time using us to touch the world we live in. Are we willing to be his works of living art?

--Rebecca St. James - Expressions of Love


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Total Trust

We must give all of ourselves to God, not keeping back one iota of our will or being, to truly know our purpose in this life. Total trust is what He asks of you and me, not to take advantage of us as an imperfect person would, but to transform us into all we were meant to be when He created us in the first place. This, as scary as it might seem for all of us who feel we must remain in control, is the only path to true joy and fulfillment.

--Aaron Shust - To God Alone


Friday, April 9, 2010

Led By The Father

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May your trust in the Lord
Be like that of small child's,
Willing to be led toward wonders
By the faithful hand of his father.


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Simple Wonders

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Take time to enjoy His simple wonders.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Taking Joy

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Take time to take joy in the Lord and his goodness.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Pain Medicine

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No matter what you're going through
God's door is always open.


Monday, April 5, 2010

Making a Splash

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Why settle for mediocrity in your Christian walk?
Make a splash, and let His grace in your life be known.


Sunday, April 4, 2010


We care about so many things that are unimportant in the long run. May we this Easter arise from our short-term outlook and prepare our hearts and lives for Christ's return, applying an eternal, God-oriented perspective to our present actions and attitudes.

--Shane & Shane - Arise


Saturday, April 3, 2010

Faithful to Forgive

If we take an honest look at ourselves, our thought lives, and our actions, we can see better than anyone else just how utterly sinful we are. Yet despite all of this God still loves us and wants a relationship with us. As we confess our sins to Him he is faithful to forgive us. What a glorious feeling it is to be forgiven.

--Sanctus Real - Forgiven


Friday, April 2, 2010

Dancing in His Presence

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When you feel God's love embracing your spirit
Don't be afraid to dance in His presence.


Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Fool's Day Focus

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If you must play the fool today
Be a fool for Christ.


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