You are my Hiding Place

This was the gathering song used recently at a church I attended. It contains segments from Psalms 31, 32, and 56. The heart of the lyrics is this simple prayer: “I will trust in you.” It also speaks, like Zephaniah 3:17, of God’s surrounding us with songs. I hope you enjoy the lovely images and pensive melody as much as I did.

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Let’s Go Down in the River to Pray

A Favorite New Song

Jesu, Jesu

A Song about the Omnipotence of God

Recently, I’ve been writing a talk for an upcoming Via de Cristo weekend. The title of the talk is piety, or the process of learning to direct our entire live toward God. We can be comfortable doing this because, as the Bible tells us, “Nothing is impossible with God.” Luke 1:37. That doesn’t mean we’ll always get our way, but it does mean that God is omnipotent, He will work everything out in accordance with His Will, and it will be good.

As you listen to this song, resolve to surrender and allow God to control your life. He’s full of wonderful surprises!

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The Wondrous Cross

One Final Song for the Road

God is Bigger

Leaving a Legacy

Since this was an anniversary year (60 years since formation) for the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, there was much discussion at the Annual Conference about leaving a legacy. When we take a legacy for our own it weaves itself through our daily lives, and we strive to pass it on to our children. One of the songs used this year was Pass the Promise by the Gettys. It certainly reinforces that theme, and it resonates with me.

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A Favorite New Song

God is Bigger

No Scars In Heaven

New Song #2

Behold Our God is another song I heard (and sang) for the first time at our AFLC Annual Conference. It was written at a Sovereign Grace Churches songwriting retreat by several friends: Ryan, Meghan and Stephen Baird and Stephen Altrogge. It’s based completely on the Word of God. Isaiah 40:12-14:

“Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand,
    or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens?
Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket,
    or weighed the mountains on the scales
    and the hills in a balance?
 Who can fathom the Spirit[a] of the Lord,
    or instruct the Lord as his counselor?
 Whom did the Lord consult to enlighten him,
    and who taught him the right way?
Who was it that taught him knowledge,
    or showed him the path of understanding?”

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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Don’t Praise Me

God is Bigger

No Scars In Heaven

A Favorite New Song

As I mentioned yesterday, the AFLC Conference included lots of singing. Many of the songs used were familiar hymns, but others were more contemporary. I was unfamiliar with this one, but I love it. It’s based on this verse:

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.” Ephesians 6:10

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God is Bigger


Living For Jesus

Don’t Praise Me

In yesterday’s post, I wrote a movie review (In His Steps) and mentioned that it included a song I really liked. The message is one we need to remember — whatever good results from our actions, we are only tools in the hands of God. He deserves all the praise.

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Surely the Presence of the Lord is in this Place

Let Us Ever Walk With Jesus

Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

I Still Believe–Movie Review

This film truly has it all:

  • Inspiring music
  • Some beautiful cinematography
  • Difficult decisions
  • Self-sacrificing love
  • A seemingly miraculous cure
  • Peace in the face of suffering
  • The power of prayer
  • Tragedy
  • Lives that are transformed
  • A happy ending

You will experience a roller coaster of emotions as the story unfolds:  anticipation, love, grief, fear, disappointment, despair, anxiety, elation, peace and more.

Best of all, this is not just a Hollywood tear jerker, it is based on the life of contemporary Christian singer and composer, Jeremy Camp.  The main message — questions remain, but faith endures.  God has a plan, and we can trust Him.  I think most people will come away feeling that their faith has been strengthened.

VERDICT:  5 Stars.  Entertaining and insightful.

Here’s the theme:

For more Christian movies, see these posts:

The War Room – it’s all about prayer

I Can Only Imagine

Overcomer–Movie Review