Celebrate the Wonder / Howard Gospel Choir


For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6 (NKJV)

  • From an anointed Howard University choir

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Who Can Renew You? (Isaiah 40)


“To whom will you compare me?   Who is my equal?” asks the Holy One.

Look up into the heavens. Who created all the stars?  He brings them out one after another, calling each by its name.  And he counts them to see that none are lost or have strayed away. 

O Israel, how can you say the LORD does not see your troubles?  How can you say God refuses to hear your case?  Have you never heard or understood?  Don’t you know that the LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth?  

He never grows faint or weary.  No one can measure the depths of his understanding.

He gives power to those who are tired and worn out; he offers strength to the weak.  Even youths will become exhausted, and young men will give up.

But those who wait on the LORD will find new strength.  They will fly high on wings like eagles.  They will run and not grow weary.  They will walk and not faint.  Isaiah 40: 25-31 (NLT) [Emphasis added]

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What Saith the Lord: Praise

82834289_25db4ef0d4_z_LightCross_davekingPsalm 18:3

I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; So shall I be saved from my enemies.

Isaiah 43:21

This people I have formed for Myself;
They shall declare My praise.

Psalm 34:1-3

I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul shall make its boast in the Lord;
The humble shall hear of it and be glad.
Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
And let us exalt His name together.

Isaiah 25:1

Lord, you are my God;
I will exalt you and praise your name,
for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things,
things planned long ago.

Psalm 148: 1-4

Praise the Lord!   Praise the Lord from the heavens;
Praise Him in the heights!
Praise Him, all His angels;
Praise Him, all His hosts!
Praise Him, sun and moon;
Praise Him, all you stars of light!
Praise Him, you heavens of heavens,
And you waters above the heavens!

 Greg Silverthorne, 66 Assurance Way

  Photo credit: Dave King/flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Which Path Are You On?

For Christians, the ANSWER to the Question deborah ann sets forth, in the title of this poem (which I love!) should be easy.   The 5th Pillar of Christian Assurance is choosing the Right, Righteous Path.   Spiritual Empowerment (the 3rd Pillar) is the ability to STAY on the Lord’s Path of Holiness – and not ‘sight walk’.   Jesus is the Reason for the Season.   It is in him that ‘we live, move, and have our being’! (Acts 17:28)   Merry Christmas to all my Christian brethren.  Greg S.

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Road to Holiness by Luis Toro free photo 5622

There are many roads,
that are ahead of us
most will lead to doubt
some will lead to trust.

There are plenty of paths,
that we can choose to take
some will lead to heaven
most hold hell, as our fate.

They are countless avenues,
that we will come upon
most will bring us down
some will keep us pressing on.

There are many intersections,
that we will come across
some will lead straight to Jesus
most lead away from the cross.

There are many freeways,
each day to travel on . . .
but, there is only one highway
that will take us to God’s Son!


Isaiah 35:8
King James Version

” And an highway shall be there,
and a way, and it shall be called
The way of holiness;
the unclean shall not pass over it;
but it shall be for those:
the wayfaring men, though fools,

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Jesus Is the Reason for the Season (Christmas)

Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.

And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.

Isaiah 32:1-2

  • During the weeks leading up to Christmas, let us not forget the REASON for the Season . . .

“Jesus is the Reason, for the Season.
Yes,  yes he is, Oh yes he is, yeah!”


Kirk Franklin

  • “Jesus Is The Reason For The Season” (2007)


King on ‘the Dream’, Peaceful Protest, & Justice


On August 28, 1963, Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.  gave his historic I Have A Dream speech – at the Civil Rights Movement’s March on Washington.

Excerpts of King’s speech can be found below.

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Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Justice for All

“Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children”.

On Virtues of Peaceful Protest

“In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds.   Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.   We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline.   We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence”.


On His Dream

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; “and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.”1


1Isaiah 40:4-5 (KJV)

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King with Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson:  U.S. Embassy New Delhi/flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

March, Memphia (3/29/68):  Recuerdos de Pandora/flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)



Hezekiah Walker – I Will Go in Jesus Name (Live)


Do you know the Way?   Will you go in Jesus Name?   Isaiah 30:21 – Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” (NIV)

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  • “The name of the Lord is a strong tower. Just call on His name, you’ll have the victory. Consider your ways, acknowledge Him, and He’ll direct your path!”    (Hezekiah Walker, “I Will Go in Jesus Name”).
  • The kind of Gospel video that puts a smile on my (and God’s) face . . . and drives the Devil crazy!    I love Hezekiah . . . early in my own Walk, this song helped make several SCRIPTURES come alive.
  • KEEP going in Jesus Name!   You WILL have the VICTORY.


 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths – Proverbs 3 (5-6)

Proverbs 18 (10)

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.

Matthew 7 (7-8)

Ask, and it will…

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