I have had a message popping up all over my life recently: geography effects character.
Ain’t it the truth! Good morning friends and fiends! I hope you all had a great last week (with it’s Monday) and I’m praying this week is even better (with an even awesomer ((yes that is a word (((on this blog at least)))))). Just wanted to share a word with you this morning because the one thing that truly can’t wreck you Monday is a word from God! Let this passage from Song of Songs wash over you as the love song Jesus sings over our hearts every day! And also enjoy the promise that winter has passed and the flowers are coming! Because…you know…it’s dang cold outside!!!
“Come now, my love. My lovely one, come. For you, the winter has passed, the snows are over and gone, the flowers appear in the land, the season of joyful songs has come. The cooing of the turtledove is heard in our land. Come now, my love. My lovely one, come. Let me see your face. And let me hear your voice, for your voice is sweet and your face is beautiful. Come now, my love. My lovely one, come.”
-Song of Songs 2:10-14
I’m studying in Ecclesiastes 6 right now. A lot of people give Solomon a hard time for Ecclesiastes. They say that, well, if I were to paraphrase what I have heard, read, and understood people to think about this book and the King who wrote it, I would put it this way:
“Solomon, is a depressed, moody, rich-boy king who would do better to up his anti-depressants and stop writing wisdom literature at this point in his career. Stick to the poetry my friend.” -New Jerusalem Times
Basically. I disagree though. I think we don’t like it for the same reason it is depressing: he is honest. But I learned something interesting today. Continue reading
“Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall break
In blessings on your head.
Blind unbelief is sure to err
And scan His work in vain;
God is His own interpreter,
And He will make it plain.”
Okay folks, prepare yourselves for a long one…and a weird one. It all started on January 8th, 2018… Continue reading
Hello all! I wanted to take a minute to ask you for a favor!
If you go to a church, yes any church, I would love it if you would help me get the word out about my book/CD release on January 27th. I have written a bulletin insert and I’m going to post it at the end of this post. If you would copy it, paste it, and e-mail it to someone who works on your church bulletin I would greatly appreciate it! I would love to see all the people I know and even more that I don’t know on the 27th! Thanks in advance and I’ll see you then.
On January 27th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the fellowship hall of Calvary Baptist Church, 314 South Franklin Road in Mount Airy, Maggie Lowe will be hosting a release party. Come out and celebrate with her as she releases a new CD and her first book. Come out for an evening of music and words and worship and fellowship.
Good morning folks! Why don’t we start off our week with a little inspiration? I’m reading through Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost for His Highest this year and today’s got me right where I’ve been failin’ and flailin’! The exact sentence he uses is: “We seem to think God wants us to give up things!” But he argues, rather Scripturally and accurately, that what God really wants us to do is live and accept better things. Enter the YouVersion Bible app (which you should totally be using!). Here’s the verse for the day! Now…go live for God!
“For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and He died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for Him who for their sake died and was raised.”
–2 Corinthians 5:14-15 (ESV)