Silent Night

  If you’re looking for something to relax your mind and encourage your heart during the holidays, check out my book, “Come, Let Us Adore Him.” It features the stores behind our greatest Christmas Carols. Included in this book is the picturesque story of one the greatest of our Christmas hymns — “Silent Night.” It […]

Creation Hymns

I love great creation hymns like “All Creatures of Our God and King” and “I Sing the Mighty Power of God” and “Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation.”  One of the newest is called “Creation Sings” by Keith and Kristyn Getty and Stuart Townend.  You can listen to it here:  http://www.gettymusic.com/creationsings.asp.  […]

Praise The Savior, with Thomas Kelly

One of my all-time favorite hymns, “Praise the Savior, Ye Who Know Him,” was written by Thomas Kelly, an Irish minister who wrote nearly 800 hymns.  Kelly was a zealous evangelist, a socially gracious man, and a gifted musician and poet.  His best known hymn is “Look, Ye Saints, the Sight is Glorious.”  But “Praise […]

There’s Something Wrong With All of Us

There’s something wrong with all of us, but it’s best to simply ignore our limitations and plunge headfirst into what God calls us to do.  For example, I was reading today about Thomas Hastings, who was an albino (as were three of his siblings).  He was also afflicted with eye problems and a speech defect.  […]