Dance in the History of the Church

Did you know that dance was a part of early church services? I was happy to discover that recently! According to my devotional book Time to Dance by Alyssa Campbell, “Several church fathers have written about how simple and traditional dance movements were used during services.” “The Lord bids us dance, not merely with the circling movements of the…

Physical Prayers

One thing I believe God has taught me about lately is the connection between the soul and the body, especially in prayer and worship. I read about it in The Screwtape Letters and my dancer devotional, and I have heard at least one or two speakers talk about it recently. Maybe God was trying to get…

Verse of the Week | Psalm 69:30

‚ÄčI will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. – Psalm 69:30, KJV The Bible, especially Psalms, is full of verses about singing praise to God. There are many ways to praise him besides singing, but singing specifically is mentioned so much, I thought I’d look into it….

Meaningful Worship Songs

With what God has been teaching me about worship lately, I decided to make a worship playlist. Many modern worship songs are too repetitive for me, so if you feel that way too, these songs are for you! Casting Crowns, “Loving My Jesus” This is just an earnest, soft song with some of Mark Hall’s…

What Is Worship?

One thing I’ve been learning a lot about lately is worship. For a while, I felt that too much of my prayer life was just asking. (I did do a little thanking, but not a lot.) Go down the checklist, ask that these people have good health, safety, wisdom, etc. That is a good thing…

A Sweet Savour

The fragrance of a fumy pipe;  The smell of apples, newly ripe;  And printer’s ink on leaden type. Woods by moonlight in September  Breathe most sweet, and I remember  Many a smoky camp-fire ember. – Selections from “Smells,” by Christopher Morley Above is part of a poem we read in World Lit this year! I…

Song of the Week -Worthy, Worthy

No pen or quill, no scribe in perfect skill With flawless words could capture all you are No lofty thought, no scholar of this world Could grasp an inch of such infinity Though we cannot comprehend such a mystery Just a glimpse of you revealed is compelling us to sing Holy, holy is the Lord…