Thursday, June 19, 2008


Lately, the words to hymns have really made an impact on me. So many times I'm like everyone else in church just singing the words and not really paying attention to them. God has been doing a work in my heart in the last few months and I can't help but wonder if this is why the words to hymns are so much more powerful to me right now. When I sing them at church, the meanings just burst forth.

Here is one in particular that has meant a lot recently.

Since Jesus Came into My Heart
Verse 1:
What a wonderful change in my life has been wrought,
Since Jesus came into my heart!
I have light in my soul for which long I have sought,
Since Jesus came into my heart!

Since Jesus came into my heart,
Since Jesus came into my heart,
Floods of joy o'er my soul like the sea billows roll,
Since Jesus came into my heart.

Verse 2:
I have ceased from my wand'ring and going astray,
Since Jesus came into my heart!
And my sins, which were many, are all washed away,
Since Jesus came into my heart

Verse 3:
I shall go there to dwell in that City, I know,
Since Jesus came into my heart!
And I'm happy, so happy, as onward I go,
Since Jesus came into my heart!

So this prompts the question...Is Jesus in your heart? If He is, do you have floods of joy? If you don't maybe some examination is in order. It was for me.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

I just wanted to take a moment to wish my dad a Happy Father's Day. I gave him a Hoops & YoYo card that said he is the ultimate bug squasher and the griller of all sorts of meat. He is those things, but so much more!!!

I'm thankful for a father that pointed me to Christ. His advice come from the heart, but more importantly it come from God's Word. Thanks for being such a loving, caring father. I am blessed!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Leave of Absence

Since summer is here, my blogging will become even more sporadic than normal. So I want to announce my Leave of Absence. I will probably only blog every few weeks during the summer.

Please pray for the ministry of IRBC this summer. The focus for our staff this summer is Others. We are looking at the passages from the new testament with the phrase "one another" and using them to direct our focus outward instead of inward. It has already been convicting to me a time or two. Okay maybe even three times.

Both of my secretaries for the summer have arrived and are working very hard. I'm very thankful for God's sovereignty in placing them in the office this summer. They are great girls and I'm really going to enjoy working with them.

Well, I need to sign off. Thanks for your prayers and check back in a couple weeks for an update.