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I Need Thee Every Hour

Annie S. Hawks (1836-1918) and Robert Lowry (1826-1899) together published the hymn ” I Need Thee Every Hour” in 1872. This song is a testament to constant devotion to the Lord and praising Him for all spiritual blessings. Paul spoke of these blessings in Ephesians 1:3 when stating, “Blessed be the God and Father of …

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The Perfect Christian

Christians are always seeking to “be better.” The proof is in the pudding.  The contemporary Christian book market is flooded, and frankly, oversaturated, with “Christian” self-help books.  If you don’t believe me, allow me to name a few of the best-selling Christian books this week according to Audible, an app many enjoy.  Balance: Positioning Yourself …

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To God be the Glory

The writer of this beloved hymn hardly needs an introduction. Fanny Crosby whose actual name was Frances Jane van Alstyne born March 24, 1820, and wrote more than 8,000 hymns. She lived a fascinating 94 years of life, that would be well worth your time to read about. But we are focusing on one hymn …

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Christ Arose

Robert Lowry (1826-1899) was a Philadelphia Baptist preacher and hymn writer. In 1874, he wrote the popular hymn “Christ Arose!” He also arranged the tune. While having devotions one evening, he was impressed with the events associated with Christ’s resurrection when he read Luke 24:6-7. We read in 1 Corinthians 15:4; 13-14, our hope lies …

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Memory Problems

“Memory is the scribe of the soul” ~ Aristotle Memory.  What comes to mind when you hear the word? Possibly, an unforgettable vacation? For some, it is the moment they and their spouse said, “I do.” For others, this word could carry a sadder weight as you remember the death of a loved one. For …

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Do Be, Be Do

“The main thing between you and God is not so much your sins; it’s your damnable good works.” ~ John Gerstner Truly, I wish Christianity would be as intended when written in the Scriptures- Simple.  Nonetheless, the philosophies of man continue to assault simplicity and rearrange truth, to suit themselves and vainly attempt to minimize …

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