I have sung this wonderful hymn so many times but it wasn’t until recently that I came across the woman who wrote it. Frances Havegal was an English religious poet and hymnwriter. Her two best known hymns are Take My Life and Let it Be and Thy Life for Me, also known as I Gave My Life for Thee.… Read More Frances Havergal
Yesterday I got up as usual to have my early morning devotional. I havegotten in the habit of spending time with Jesus again. However, I was tiredbecause I went to bed late the night before. So, I lay on the sofa andafter I spoke to Jesus, I waited for Him to answer. I fell asleep… Read More I Will Sing of Jesus’ Love!
“The question is not whether you ever gave yourself to God, but whether you are His now” ― Elizabeth Prentiss, Stepping Heavenward Elizabeth Prentiss, née Elizabeth Payson, daughter of an American Congregational preacher, Edward Payson, well known for her hymn “More Love to Thee, O Christ” and the religious novel Stepping Heavenward was deeply impacted by… Read More Comforted and Comforting
I waited patiently for the Lord to help me,and he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. He has given me a new song to… Read More God Lifted Me Up
“When God loves you, what can be better than that?” ~ Aretha Franklin There is so much I could write about Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul but I decided to concentrate on the highlights of her music career and her “social and civic contributions”. Aretha Louise Franklin was born on March 25, 1942 in… Read More The Queen of Soul
Today I learned who wrote the beautiful hymn, Precious Lord, the one we hear playing in the background when we see images of starving children in poverty stricken countries. Here is the story of how this hymn was born: Back in 1932, I was a fairly new husband. My wife, Nettie and I were living… Read More Precious Lord