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New Year's Resolution

New Year’s Resolution

Beginning a New YearBy the middle of January, the new year is well underway. We are certainly well into our new year’s resolutions and already have a sense of how they will turn out.Samuel John Stone (1839-1900) wrote The Old Year’s Long Campaign is O’er, one of the few hymns on the topic of properly […]

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Blessed Assurance Jesus is Mine Story

Oh What a Happy Soul I Am

Fannie Crosby wrote her first poem at the age of eight. It begins, “Oh what a happy soul I am,” foretelling a lifetime attitude of happiness and contentment but also of determination.Fanny Crosby Wrote over 8,000 HymnsThough blind from the age of two weeks, Fannie Crosby seems to have never considered blindness to be a […]

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Nearer my God to Thee Story

Ladder to Heaven

Throughout history, believers have yearned for a sense of the presence of God–a “ladder to heaven”–in their lives. The Bible is filled with stories of God’s love and grace and of ordinary people called to be disciples.In Matthew 18:20, Jesus promises “where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am there among […]

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All Creatures of Our God and King Story – Interdependence of All Living Things

St. Francis of Assisi loved animals. Because of this sensitivity, he expressed a deep appreciation for the interdependence of all living things. coexisting under the care of a loving and awesome Creator/God. Because of this perspective, he repudiated his life of material wealth and privilege. He had a yearning for a life devoted to love […]

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Rock of Ages Story-Faith Music Connection

Rock of Ages–Story

Rock of Ages Inspirational StoryMost of us understand that a hymn is a religious song with a text arranged in verses. The verses are arranged in stanzas of similar meter. The terms stanza and meter might prove difficult to precisely define. But most people could probably recognize a hymn when they hear one being sung.In […]

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Abide With Me Story by Faith Music Connection

God Who Is Present – Abide With Me Story

Abide With Me Story  Being an island nation, every part of England and Great Britain is not far from the sea. There is always a sense of drama wherever sea and land meet. The Southwest coast of England is marked with gently rolling hills, quiet streams and deep, natural harbors—an almost idyllic landscape, greeting the […]

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