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Sweet Song of Praise

Sweet Song of Praise

Psalm 8:1,9 O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.  O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
What comes to mind when we hear His name–– is it the Sweetest Name We Know
               Is there strength, power, and joy of heaven that comforts our troubled soul? 
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds, to a heart so filled with pain;  To soothe the aching broken heart and heal the wounds of shame.
O, Lover of our burdened soul, our never ending Friend, Though weak and weary, bruised from sin, forgiveness has no end.
May we lift our voice to heaven’s throne, of the matchless worth of Christ,  Our Prophet, Priest, and Glorious King, our Sustainer and Giver of life.
O LORD, our Lord, what eternal excellence is given to Thy name, The sweetest song of highest praise, will be to His wonderful, precious name.
by Dianna Moffitt Carroll

There is a well of strength hidden in the praises we sing and give to our…

The Battle in Your Mind

The Battle in Your Mind
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Were you ever afraid of the dark as a child? I can recall waking up in the middle of the night fearful that some stranger was in my room. My heart was pounding so hard I thought it might jump right out of my chest. One night, I thought a man was standing in the doorway of my bedroom. He appeared large and monster like. I could not yell or even move because of the fear that had gripped my heart. Then I realized, when my eyes finally adjusted to the darkness, it was only my dad’s shirt hanging on the door frame. Crippling fear comes to us in many ways and for just about any reason.
What is paralyzing fear to yo…

Cheerful

Cheerful
Proverbs 15:13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. 
Proverbs 15:15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast. 
Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
One night after a Bible Study at the House of Hope Treatment Center, I started to tell some funny stories about myself. The ladies that were there commented, “You need to write about your experiences, your episodes, they are so funny.” I love to laugh and do laugh regularly at the hilarious happenings of my life. For someone to have a merry, cheerful countenance it truly does depend on the condition of the heart. One finds in Scripture that along with a merry heart, there comes a continual feasting, and a cheerful countenance. The joy, the celebration, the cheerful countenance comes from a heart that is continuously filled with the love of God, His wonderful mercy, and ma…

"Pain"

"Pain"
The word “pain” or some form of it appears over 70 times in Scripture. The word’s first usage explains the origin of pain in childbirth: “Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee” Genesis 3:16. The truth here is that Adam and Eve had sinned and the pain of childbirth is one of the consequences of sin. Because of sin, the whole earth was cursed, and death entered in as a result (Romans 5:12). Therefore, it may be concluded that pain is one of the many results of the original sin.
Pain is a gift from God though it is not stated that way in the Bible. Without pain we would not know when we are hurting and need medical help. The absence of pain is one the of the problems associated with Leprosy. Definition of Leprosy: Symptoms that develop include granulomas of the nerves, respiratory tract, skin, and eyes. This may result in a…