Category Archives for Hymn Inspiration

Start Your New Year with God

Start Your New Year with God

Start Your New Year with God (Grace Divine)Charles Wesley’s proven 279 year old script for increasing the blessings in your life this year.Who is Charles Wesley?You will likely know who this great man of faith is or you will know his works such as Hark the Herald Angels Sing. Wesley has authored over 6,500 Christian […]

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Christmas Letters

Christmas Letters

Christmas LettersDo you like Christmas letters? You know, the ones that tell about the family and what has happened to them over the past year. The variations are familiar, but there seem to be fewer each year. Perhaps the children grow up, lessening the incentive. Or, maybe just fewer people are writing letters anymore.I, for […]

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Mortals Awake

Mortals Awake

Mortals AwakeWhat kind of music do you like? Who is your favorite singer? Do you like bluegrass or country western? Jazz? Rock and Pop? Classical? Elvis?From solo vocal and choral music to every instrumental possibility—can you say “Mannheim Steamroller”? —there is a Christmas album. Or a Christmas concert!Christmas Music EverywhereAnd Christmas music is everywhere—office buildings, […]

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Advent Life and Deatjh

Advent Life and Death

Advent Life and DeathThis week’s hymn, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” ponders and celebrates the mystery of the season of Advent. “Emmanuel—God with Us”—How awesome to the young woman Mary!Her response to the news the son of God would become flesh in her womb is the “Magnificat” (Luke 1:46-55). “My soul magnifies the Lord, and […]

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Ten Hymns to Sing at Christmas

Ten Hymns to Sing at Christmas

Ten Hymns to Sing at ChristmasThis list contains some that are sure to be your favorites. All are worth singing with a fresh awareness this Christmas. Perhaps there are one or two of which you are not familiar. May you be blessed by each of these great hymns.1.O Come, All Ye Faithful – A most familiar […]

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12 Hymns You Can Sing at Christmas by Faith Music Connection

Twelve Hymns to Sing at Advent

Twelve Hymns to Sing at AdventAs Advent comes upon us, I pondered the meaning of Advent and the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. It got me thinking about the wide variety of styles and themes among the hymns we can sing. This was a tall order, but I have chosen a selection of twelve […]

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Not More Grateful This Thanksgiving

Not More Grateful This Thanksgiving

Not More Grateful This ThanksgivingBy Michael AngierSuccessNet.orgNote: This challenging, encouraging and inspiring story is by Michael Angier of SuccessNet.org. He sent it to me on the day before Thanksgiving, 2018. I hope it will be as helpful to you as it is to me…..we will be celebrating Thanksgiving–my favorite holiday. But I won’t be any more […]

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Swan Song for Today

Swan Song for Today

Have you thought about your own Swan Song for Today? Or, to put it another way, how do you want to be remembered? Perhaps you have written an essay or come up with a favorite phrase that sums up your life. Obituaries in a wide variety of formats seek to provide highlights and to provoke […]

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I Need Thee Every Hour Story

Extraordinary Ordinary Inspiration

Who needs extraordinary ordinary inspiration, ordinary inspiration or even any inspiration?Most of us are getting on with our lives, making the most of the many opportunities 21st-century living provides. That is until unexpected events demand our attention. Tragic events may drive us to despair. Then, the seemingly smallest event from the past can become the […]

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When I Survey the Wondrous Cross Story

Remembering All-Saints Day

 What connection does Remembering All-Saints Day have with Isaac Watt’s great hymn, When I Survey the Wondrous Cross? I will confess that I have never thought of such a connection before this week. But, my brother Michael sent me a meditation that inspired me to connect the two. —————————————————————————————————————————————-REMEMBERING ALL-SAINTS DAYBy the Rev. Dr. Michael FrazierThough […]

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