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img_1433 January 12

The God of Abraham Praise

I enjoy Jewish music.  Many years ago, while visiting Israel, I had the opportunity to listen to a Jewish cultural concert, a fascinating evening of dancing and singing that is etched in my memory.  I’ve been to a few synagogue services and heard first hand the singing of some of the psalms, God’s divinely inspired […]

img_3842 December 03

Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming

Originally in the 15th Century this carol was translated into English in 1894 (verses 1-2), 1875 (verses 3-4), 1914 (verse 5). I don’t understand why the first translator didn’t finish the project.  Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming from tender stem hath sprung! Of Jesse’s lineage coming, as men of old have sung. It came, […]

Milford Reginald Edwards November 11

Lest We Forget

In Flanders fields the poppies grow, beneath the crosses row on row, That mark our place and in the skies, the lark still bravely singing flies, Scarce heard amidst the guns below….  I honestly don’t remember which year we were required to memorize this well known poem. Today at the 11th hour of the 11th day of […]

img_1298 October 16

Abram–Not a Tower-Builder!

‘Yahweh will make Abram’s name “great,” which is more than a promise of renown or acclaim. Rather, in contrast to the tower-builders at Babel, who pathetically strove for permanence themselves by building a name in their own strength (11:4), to have a great name given to one by God in the Hebrew Scriptures is to […]

October 14

The Final Four

I want to wrap up this series, reflecting on the study by Rev. Thomas A. Brooks entitled ‘Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices,’ with four more of Satan’s effective strategies. Strategy #5 By presenting to view the fewness and poverty of those who hold to religious practices: [Many who are outwardly poor are inwardly rich.  Jesus, in the Sermon […]

img_1279 October 08

Favor From The LORD

God has all kinds of ways to show His favor to us. ‘Every good and perfect gift’ is how James describes what God has supplied us with in His abundant generosity. How has God shown me favor? How long do you have? Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless […]

img_1267-1 October 02

“For This Child I Prayed…”

When I was born, as the youngest of seven children, there was ‘some discussion’ about my name. I won’t share all the suggestions, but let the record show that when your siblings attend Sunday School the options are ‘interesting!’ If I understand reality, my name was suggested from a radio broad where the host bore […]