Repost: Hymns – We Gather Together

During this Thanksgiving season, we remember that during times of plenty or times of scarcity, during trials or peace, our hope is in the Lord.Rose: Hymns – We Gather Together While I’ve known about this hymn for many years, there was a lot about the history of this hymn that I didn’t know before writing …

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Repost: Hymns – The Gospel Shows the Father’s Grace

We no longer fear condemnation because in Christ, through this Gospel, we are now justified by faith through grace.Rose: Hymns – The Gospel Shows the Father’s Grace This was a new hymn for me, but I enjoyed getting into the history of the hymn and it’s tune as well as digging into the meaning of …

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Thoughts on Reading, Writing, and Rest

Sometimes, I find that I relate strongly with the writer of Ecclesiastes. For those who don't know, this is the book of the Bible that seems a little out of place and appears to merely state that everything is "meaningless" or "vanity." But sometimes, life feels a little like that. Often when I am feeling …

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The Face of Christ: Part 5 – All Nations, Tribes, and Tongues

Now we have, in brief, dug into the history of Christian art and had the opportunity to enjoy art from around the world. So why bother to show all of these images? Why should it matter if we have a variety of art from around the world? I share them because they show how we …

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Rose: Review – The Great Gatsby

I wrote this for another blog a short time ago, but I thought some of you might be interested. I wasn’t sure about this book when I first started reading it, but by the end, I greatly appreciated it.