The LORD is Our Strength and Our Song 

It reminds us that He is our God, and we are His people–and implies strongly (to me, at least), that He, our God, is the ultimate; without Him, what else is there? 

Peace on Earth 

It’s what we all want, don’t we?  Especially at Christmas, the words are everywhere.  But what do we mean?  Does that mean we don’t want war?  What if we aren’t at war, do we still want peace? 


Sometimes, I pray for a miracle and I don’t really believe God is going to answer. But I pray anyway.  Sometimes…sometimes…He answers. 

A Blessed People

 by Jennifer Woodley 

‘for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he protected him. When he heard John, he was greatly perplexed; and yet he liked to listen to him.’ Mark 6:20 (NRSV) 

Though King Herod was intrigued by John the Baptist’s words and ‘he liked to listen to him’, the hearing made no difference to Herod.