Hymnnotes: Wayfaring Stranger.

December 10, 2014. Today I would like to talk about a hymn that is so moving that it almost gives me chills when I hear or sing it. I grew up singing this hymn and it has always held a special place in my heart. More recently, it seems that this song comes to mind…

Patience may be a virtue after all.

November 8, 2014. One of the things that I have actually been advised not to pray for is more patience. Why? Well, I think the mantra “be careful what you wish for” is fitting here. When we ask for more patience, we can be quite sure that God will grant our request (as it is…

The Christian Virtues, Part 7: Brotherly Kindness.

October 11, 2014. The last two virtues are somewhat similar in nature, and I admit that I have had to do some studying to tell the difference. Honestly, I haven’t really grasped the full difference between the two besides that which is intuitive. Brotherly affection and love. I think I have gotten somewhat of an idea…

The Christian Virtues, Part 2: Moral Excellence.

October 6, 2014. As we continue on our journey though the Christian virtues, if you haven’t started at the beginning, I encourage you to read the first post here. We started out our discussion of the virtues by talking about faith and diligence, two characteristics that aren’t traditionally included in the virtues found in II…