October 12, 2009, 11:04 am
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The Mandisa Song, “He Is With You” is an incredible song of encouragement. Here are the lyrics:


There’s a time to live
And a time to die
There’s a time to laugh
And a time to cry
There’s a time for war
And a time for peace
There’s a hand to hold
In the worst of these

He is with you when your faith is dead
And you can’t even get out of bed
Or your husband doesn’t kiss you anymore
He is with you when your baby’s gone
And your house is still,
And your heart’s a stone
Cryin’ God, what’d You do that for
He is with you

There’s a time for yes
And a time for no
There’s a time to be angry
And a time to let it go
There is a time to run
And a time to face it
There is love to see you
Through all of this

He is with you in the conference room
When the world is coming down on you
And your wife and kids don’t know you anymore
He is with you in the ICU
When the doctors don’t know what to do
And it scares you to the core
He is with you

We may weep for a time
But joy will come in the morning
The morning light

He is with you when your kids are grown
When there’s too much space
And you feel alone
And you’re worried if you
got it right or wrong
Yes He is with you
when you’ve given up on ever finding your true love
Someone who feels like home
He is with you

When nothing else is left
And you take your final breath
He is with you


The Courageous Thing!
November 20, 2008, 10:53 am
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Courage for what’s ahead. Sometimes, well most of the time, not knowing what lies ahead for us can be a little scary. We definitely live in uncertain times. Courage to look forward in the face of such pessimism and angst is difficult. So I feel like today we need a little boost, a little encouragement. I did say we (me included). You can always find what you need in God’s Words to us (His children), the Bible!

Psalm 42:5

Why am I discouraged?

Why is my heart so sad?

I will put my hope in God!

I will praise him again—my Savior and my God!

Is your hope truly resting in God? It’s a conscious decision. Hope in God and praise Him. That is the courageous thing to do!