Christian Thanksgiving

Bob Roane Hymn Stories, Loving and Trusting God, Prayer, Praise, Worship

Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. (Colossians 3:17) Let’s Not Forget A woman complained to her pastor, noticing repetition in his sermons. The preacher said, “I keep reminding, because people keep forgetting.” We forget things due to the passage of …

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (Part 1)

Bob Roane Hymn Stories, Jesus Christ, Joy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God

Joy and peace are rare in America. Politics have divided people into two camps: angry and angrier. Scripture says: “The wicked are like the tossing sea, which cannot rest, whose waves cast up mire and mud.”1 The 24-hour news cycle, combined with the barrage of economic recession, the pandemic, moral crises, natural disasters, and social unrest, has exhausted many of …

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Bob Roane Hymn Stories, Jesus Christ, Prayer, Praise, Worship

Yes, Christmas is past, but I’m still singing this hymn. It’s based on this Scripture: Near Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem, there was a multitude of the heavenly host (angels) praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom He is pleased!” (Luke 2:13-14) “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” is a Christmas …

All My Life Is Portioned Out for Me

Bob Roane Hymn Stories, Jesus Christ, Loving and Trusting God, Prison Ministry, Providence, Wise living

My times are in Your hand….I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content. (Psalm 31:15; Philippians 4:11) Anna Waring Anna L. Waring (1823-1910) was a Welsh poet and hymn-writer. She expressed deep love for and trust in Christ in her writings. People praised Anna’s inner, unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in …