Sunday, December 27, 2015


Strangely Dim
Francesca Battistelli

When I fix my eyes, on all that You are
then every doubt I feel, deep in my heart
grows strangely dim
All my worries fade and fall to the ground
When I seek Your face and don't look around
any place I'm in,  grows strangely dim..
I don't know what tomorrow may hold
but I know
that You're holding it all
So no matter what may come,
I'm gonna fix my eyes  on all that You are
till every doubt I feel grows strangely dim.
Let all my worries fade and fall to the ground
I'm gonna seek Your face
and not look around 
till the place I'm in grows strangely, 
strangely dim


The Lord is my shepherd.
I am never in need. 
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
 He leads me beside peaceful waters. 
He renews my soul.
 He guides me along the paths of righteousness for the sake of His name. 
Even though I walk through the dark valley of death, 
because You are with me, I fear no harm. 
Your rod and Your staff give me courage. 
You prepare a banquet for me...
 My cup overflows..
 Certainly, goodness and mercy will stay close to me all the days of my life, 
and I will remain in the Lord’s house 
for days without end

Psalm 23:1-6


Saturday, December 19, 2015


That night there were shepherds staying in the
fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep.
Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared among them,
and the radiance of the Lord's glory surrounded them.
..the angel reassured them.
"Don't be afraid!" he said
"I bring you good news 
that will bring great joy to all people. 
The saviour - yes, the Messiah, the Lord -
has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!" (vs.8-11)
...And suddenly the angel was joined
by a vast host of others 
-the armies of heaven-
praising God and saying;
"Glory to God in highest heaven,
and peace on earth to those with whom
God is pleased".

Luke 2:8-11
Luke 2:13-14


Angels We Have Heard on High
tr. by James Chadwick, pub.1862

Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing over the plains,
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains.

Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Glory to God in the Highest!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Glory to God in the Highest!

Come to Bethlehem and see
Him whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord the newborn King.


Tuesday, December 8, 2015


"Are you tired?
Worn out?
..Come to Me. 
Get away with Me and you'll
recover your life.
I'll show you how to take a real rest.
Walk with Me and work with Me-
watch how I do it.
Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. 
..Keep company with Me and you'll live
freely and lightly" 

Matt 11:28-30


Be Blessed

Wednesday, December 2, 2015


We are therefore Christ's ambassadors,
as though God were making 
His appeal through us...

2 Corinthians 5:20

Be Blessed