Christmas Eve in Bethlehem

Today instead of posting my usual devotional I thought I’d simply take a moment to share my very favorite new Christmas song with Hannah Kerr in an acoustic set. I hope you will be as blessed as I.

One Christmas Faith

One Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in you all. Ephesians 4:5-6 KJV It’s the Holiday season and everywhere you look there are elves, reindeer and the big guy in the red suit. But without any desire to offend anyone I need to get this off…

For Love of Hymn

Though my parents did send me to Sunday school they were not church members and I really hadn’t heard any of the  Hymns until I was an adult. Music to me was divided into two categories: mine and my parents. They liked an odd combination of Benny Goodman, Pete Fountain and lot’s of Beethoven and…

Angels We Have Heard on High

In 1855 when this hymn was first written in France my great-great grandfather (a rare French protestant) was making his way from Alsace-Lorraine to Patterson, New Jersey. I still have in my upper drawer a very old and undated French Bible handed down from the family. It has always been amazing to me how Hymns…

Sunday Hymn -Come Thou Fount

This particular hymn holds a lot of personal meaning for my life. When I was briefly homeless as a teenager I experienced so much of these verses. “Jesus sought when a stranger” could have never been more true than my being invited to church on an Easter Sunday. I wasn’t just the guy next door,…