He Leadeth Me!

'The Lord your God, who goes before you, is the one who will fight for you, just as he did for you in Egypt before your very eyes, and in the wilderness, where you saw how the Lord your God carried you, just as one carries a child, all the way that you traveled until you reached this place. But in spite of this, you have no trust in the Lord your G...
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Advent is a time of preparation

When I think back on all the life that God has allowed me to live, I see the strong preserving hand of God. When my missionary mother was playing with me as an infant in the waves off a beach in Brazil a huge towering surprise wave came crashing toward her. God helped her to throw me to a seven foot tall Indian native friend close by who held me above the waters as my mom was tumbled out into the ocean. Later when I shot my “cap” gun at my brother, he drew his bow and shot his arrow at me in a game of “Cowboys and Indians.” God’s armor bounced the arrow off my chest when it could have ended my life. As a young man, having no understanding of what was ahead, I made choices. I can look back now and see God’s directing finger in all of...
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I Come with Joy

Here for Good! Why do I worship each Sunday, lead hymns and songs from the piano and organ, lead choirs, instruments and handbells? Because I see God's love poured out through people day after day. Their hearts render love to others, gifts beyond expectation. In the music ministry areas alone, I could list example after example of love shining brightly as people come together to worship and help one another. Christ in you, the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27b). We sing (or play instruments) because it boils within us and cannot but help to explode forth in glorious praise of our Father, Creator, Savior, Comforter, Provider, Friend. We cannot hold it back. The joy bubbles over and over. When we are happy, when we are sad, when times are pleasant, when things are tough, a song is always in our heart... a song of reverential gratefulness for all that God has...
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