Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee!

Joyful music leads us onward In the triumph song of life! Rejoice, rejoice our God is here with us Emmanuel our God is still with us.  And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. — Luke 2:7 In Ireland we have a lot of old Celtic rituals that…

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In the Chaos You See Glory: A Guest Post from Urban Rescue

“I want to see what you see, come and rearrange me Let your love be my kaleidoscope.”  Life has a way of throwing unpredictable circumstances at us that we can’t control. We experience loss, broken hearts, and pain beyond words. When I was in junior high, my parents got a divorce. Most people on the outside thought everything was fine, but I remember most days coming home and feeling like…

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Authenticity is a State of Heart – Not a Style of Worship.

The prophet Elijah trembled in his cave as a mighty wind tore up the mountain. But the LORD was not in it. He cowered as an earthquake shook him to the core. But the Lord was not in it. An inexplicable fire raged. But the Lord was not in it. But after the fire came an unassuming, gentle whisper.  And the LORD was in it. (1 Kings 19:11-13)   We…

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