Category Archives: believer

Release the Perfume! [Glory]

“Your love delights me, my treasure, my bride. Your love is better than wine, your perfume more fragrant than spices.” Song of Solomon 4:10 “When a certain immoral woman from that city heard he was eating there, she brought a beautiful alabaster … Continue reading

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Especially Peter, [Dynamite]

“Now go and tell his disciples, and especially Peter, that he will go ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there, just as he told you.” Mark 16:7, CEV Poor Peter.  He despairs over his personal darkness, and … Continue reading

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Running the Good Race, [Endurance]

23 “The Lord directs the steps of the godly.     He delights in every detail of their lives. 24 Though they stumble, they will never fall,     for the Lord holds them by the hand.” Psalm 37:23-24, NLT We are each on a … Continue reading

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Help Me to Understand My Tears, [Trouble]

In 1895 Andrew Murray was in England suffering from a terribly painful back, the result of an injury he had incurred years before. He was staying with some dear friends. One morning while he was eating his breakfast in his … Continue reading

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Is He Your Friend, or a Doctrine? [Friendship]

“A rule I have had for years is: to treat the Lord Jesus Christ as a personal friend. His is not a creed, a mere doctrine, but it is He Himself we have.”   ~D.L. Moody This can be a … Continue reading

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“Fool’s Wisdom”–Malcolm & Alwyn, [1973]

Alwyn Wall, Jano Wall and Tom Hooper at Calvary Chapel Melbourne, Florida, playing “Fool’s Wisdom.” Malcolm and Alwyn were a popular British gospel beat music group in the 1970s. They played Beatles-influenced rock music with lyrics reflecting their conversion to … Continue reading

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Roadside Assistance, [Word]

A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem. 1 I look up to the mountains—     does my help come from there? 2 My help comes from the Lord,     who made heaven and earth! 3 He will not let you stumble;     the one who watches … Continue reading

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