scriven.jpgJo­seph M. Scriv­en: 1855

Scriv­en wrote this hymn to com­fort his mo­ther, who was across the sea from him in Ire­land. It was orig­in­al­ly pub­lished anon­y­mous­ly, and Scriv­en did not re­ceive full cred­it for al­most 30 years.


What a Friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.

Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer.

Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge, take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do your friends despise, forsake you? Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In His arms He’ll take and shield you; you will find a solace there.

Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised Thou wilt all our burdens bear
May we ever, Lord, be bringing all to Thee in earnest prayer.
Soon in glory bright unclouded there will be no need for prayer
Rapture, praise and endless worship will be our sweet portion there.

Here is what a song like this can do.  I know this video clip is a little long, but it is worth it.  gib.jpg

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Amazing Grace History

I love this video because I love music, God and His Amazing Grace.

Water MarkThank you Butch for sending this to me.


Gospel Meetings at PreacherMike

Gospel Meetings at PreacherMike

I remember my dad holding tent revival meetings back in his time. His stories of the tent meetings in Missouri were the ones I liked the best.

I recall one story where during the meeting, a large snake from the nearby woods came slithering across the sawdust floor. Suddenly, people started jumping up and screaming. Yes, my dad thought the Spirit was really moving people that day… lol

Here is a little of what Preacher Mike has to say about this:

“I grew up with gospel meetings. Not revivals; gospel meetings. Denominations had revivals.

Some who are older than me remember two-week meetings, but I only go back to one-weekers. One in the fall; another in the spring. Every year.

You’d think those are bad memories. And yes, those probably weren’t my favorite two weeks of the year.

And yet — I remember the excitement…”

 Read the complete post from Preacher Mike HERE

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The Balanced Life & The Christian Life

Talking about a speaker at a recent businessman’s meeting, J. Lee Jagers writes:

“He proposed that we keep seven factors in balance: (1) Financial, (2) Family, (3) Mental, (4) Work, (5) Social, (6) Physical and (7) Spiritual. I thought of how round the rim of my wheel would be if these seven factors were the spokes….

…That discussion led me to another question: “What is the difference between a balanced Christian life and a balanced non-Christian life?” So I put myself under the microscope to examine what makes each one of these seven categories uniquely Christian? I guess I’m talking about my world view of my inner world. So here are my thoughts.”

I thought this to be a very good post.  It made me think about my own life and my walk with God.

Read the full post by J. Lee Jagers at:

The Balanced Life & The Christian Life « J. Lee Jagers, PhD, ThM, LPC