Sunday Hymns of the Past: Blessed Redeemer, Graciously Hear Us

Dear ones, some days are better then others for my brain. Some days I feel sharp, like I can pay attention, remember things, avoid running into door knobs and counters (walls, furniture, anything and everything within a two foot radius) and accomplish everything I need to get done with ease. And then other days my brain goes into what I’ve termed “space cadet mode”. In space cadet mode I remember nothing, in fact I often wake up with bruises everywhere from all the things I ran into, only I can’t even remember running into anything. Unlike those kitchen counters, I don’t feel sharp. I can’t pay attention to anything, my thoughts race so fast that I can hardly put two of them together and form a sentence, and I accomplish very little. It can feel helpless, hopeless, and overwhelming.

These days are the days when I cherish the old hymns. They remind me that this is not my home, and that one day my brain will be restored, this sin cursed body will be raised anew, and I will never again struggle with these light afflictions. They remind me to be thankful in this short trial, often over as soon as it starts! And I am thankful to God for my Space Cadet Mode. It’s often in these modes that I let loose and have more fun with my daughter. I don’t strain myself to fit as much work as I possibly can into each second. It reminds me of my great need for God, and my need for prayer. And the bumps or bruises remind me to rejoice in Gods grace, that the pain is only momentary. God is good. Regardless of what I am going through, God is good. I hope this hymn will, likewise, bless you. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Blessed Redeemer, graciously hear us,
Breathing devotion like incense to Thee;
Tenderly shield us, lovingly cheer us,
Blessed Redeemer, Thy children are we.
While in Thy kingdom angels adore Thee,
Joyfully singing ever before Thee;
Grant our petition—hear, we implore Thee,
Voices now singing praises to Thee.
Tenderly shield us, lovingly cheer us,
Blessed Redeemer, Thy children are we.

Tranquilly fading, slowly declining,
Twilight is passing in beauty away;
Now on Thy bosom safely reclining,
Teach us, our Father, oh, teach us to pray.
Blessed Redeemer, leave us, oh never,
Till we have anchored over the river,
Till we shall praise Thee, singing forever,
Jesus, our Savior, glory to Thee.
Now on Thy bosom safely reclining,
Teach us, our Father, oh, teach us to pray.

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Friday Mega List – Recommendations, Reviews, & Suggestions

Hello, dear ones, I hope this post finds you all doing well. Before we get into the meat and potatoes I would just ask for prayer. Today at 2:00 pm Pacific time two more Mormons have scheduled to come and share their religion with me. I don’t have long left in this particular city, so hopefully I can spend what little time left I have sharing the Gospel with these boys. I would greatly appreciate your prayers as I talk with them tomorrow. My weakness is great, but I have a God that is strong in my weakness. Thank you all for your prayers!

Next week is going to be a bit of a weird week for the podcast. Come Monday a very serious, and sobering discussion will drop regarding pornography. A close family friend, who is remaining anonymous, is joining me on the program to discuss her families trials with this issue. She details how her husbands addiction was brought about, how it effected their marriage, and what the church did to help, or what they did not do. She also gives some great advice for families in the midst of this battle, and some strategic plans for mortification of this sin. Thursday is a surprise episode with a big announcement so be on the lookout for that.

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Becca Berean has some recommendations for you this week, starting with this awesome Instagram account here. Each of the posts come with a blog style description that will bless you! She also wanted to share this specific episode of Theology Gals which helped give a different perspective on Harry Potter and books like it, listen here. Another recommendation is this excellent video by Justin Peters that my wonderful co-host Becca Berean sent for this weeks list. In this brother Peters explains the recent video clip of Benny Hinn. I hope you will all join me in praying for Benny, that he would come to true repentance. Thank you Becca for all your help with this weeks MEGA List! My recommendation is that you check out this new blog, which has some great articles about using Scripture throughout your home, sort of like Susie did for Charles.

For book reviews, today for all the moms I’d like to review Risen MotherHood, which you can get here. This book is helpful for believing moms who feel overwhelmed. It would even be a great gift for pastors wives, or for husbands that want to understand the struggle their wives are going through. The publisher sent me a copy of the book for a giveaway, so all my readers who like this article will be unwittingly added to the drawing. You can get extra entries by going to my other social media pages and liking, sharing, and tagging. Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor.

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I have two suggestions for you today, friends, and both came from Becca Berean. The first is that you watch this video that has not aged well, and enjoy a little humor this Friday. The second is that you never buy this game, but that you bask in the knowledge that it does, in fact, exist. As does this one, which made me think immediately about our brother-in-Christ over at ExCatholicForChrist. Sometimes you just need a good laugh, yesterday was one of those days where everything was extra difficult, and I needed a good laugh. I hope this has provided that for you all. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

AfterThought – Episode 17: New Age Infiltration with my Hubby

Dear ones, I am so sorry that it took so long for this episode to drop today. There were some technical difficulties this morning. It’s available now. In this episode my husband and I talk about the religions we grew up in, and how they resemble one another. We go into detail about the roots of the New Age movement and how it’s connected to the Word of Faith movement. I hope that this conversation will be edifying, education, and entertaining. We tried to lighten up this heavy subject to avoid moving into the Twilight Zone mood. I in no way want to feed into the modern obsession with the paranormal, but instead want to raise the alarm about these connections and the concern I have for the infiltration into the church.

You can listen to the podcast on iTunes, Podbean, YouTube, GooglePlay, Spotify, and CastBox all of which are linked here. Following that link you can also see my other social media platforms to get connected to. If you enjoyed this episode please don’t forget to like, comment, subscribe, and share! As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Wednesday Testimony – HeartCry Missionary Society: Igor and Eliane Ramos

Below is an interview that Paul Washer did with two of the HeartCry missionaries. Both share their testimonies during the conversation. Not only are their accents beautiful to listen to, but their heart for the lost, and love for the Lord is so encouraging. Remember, dear ones, you can support HeartCry through Amazon Smile, and through your purchases on EBay. You can also be a monthly supporter on their website.

Many of us are not called to go, but we’re all called to share the Gospel. Amazon Smile might be the easiest way for us all to support them, so please prayerfully consider that. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

AfterThought Episode 16 – Pastor Jim Co-Hosts: What About Contradictions?

Today, dear ones, I dropped the 16th episode of AfterThought. I was blessed to have Pastor Jim from The Domain for Truth blog co-host this episode with me. We discussed the accusations of contradictions in the Bible. Pastor Jim did a fantastic job explaining the difference between a genuine contradiction and what the Skeptics Bible is doing. I hope that this conversation with clarify these issues for you all, friends. It was such a blessing to me, just to have the opportunity to learn from my brother-in-Christ.

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You can find AfterThought on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Podbean, and now YouTube, and you can find the links to all these here. If there’s a topic you’d like me to cover, please feel free to let me know. If you are blessed by this episode, if you could like, comment, share, and subscribe I would be so very thankful for that. All the major platforms will take that as an indication that they should move my podcast up in the lists promoted. I want to thank Pastor Jim for all his hard work refuting contradictions at is blog. You can find the list of all those refutations here. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Sunday Hymns of the Past – I Must Have the Savior with Me: By Fanny Crosby

In Fanny Crosby’s dark world, where the sunlight could never pierce through her blindness, she found strength in the Rock. She knew her need, she knew that she must have her savior with her. We might, dear ones, have sight today. You can read these words, the sunrise, the world around you, but you need Christ no less than Fanny did. It is when we forget the need we have, when we rely on our own strength, that we fall. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

I must have the Savior with me,
For I dare not go alone,
I must feel His presence near me,
And His arm around me thrown.

Then my soul shall fear no ill, fear no ill,
Let Him lead me where He will, where He will,
I will go without a murmur,
And His footsteps follow still.

I must have the Savior with me,
For my faith, at best, is weak;
He can whisper words of comfort,
That no other voice can speak.

Then my soul shall fear no ill, fear no ill,
Let Him lead me where He will, where He will,
I will go without a murmur,
And His footsteps follow still.

I must have the Savior with me,
In the onward march of life,
Thro’ the tempest and the sunshine,
Thro’ the battle and the strife.

Then my soul shall fear no ill, fear no ill,
Let Him lead me where He will, where He will,
I will go without a murmur,
And His footsteps follow still.

I must have the Savior with me,
And His eye the way must guide,
Till I reach the vale of Jordan,
Till I cross the rolling tide.

Then my soul shall fear no ill, fear no ill,
Let Him lead me where He will, where He will,
I will go without a murmur,
And His footsteps follow still.

Friday Mega List: Becca Berean adds Recommendations, Reviews, and Suggestions – September 6th, 2019

FRIDAY MEGA LIST

By: Becca B.

Hey Dear Ones, here are a few of my favorite things from this week

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New Music: CityAlight, they are recent band from Australia. They are very Biblical and have great songs that are congregational, which I love. My favorite song of theirs is “I Will Trust My Saviour Jesus” and I didn’t spell saviour wrongeither, that’s how our Aussie friends spell it down under 😉.You will love these guys! Check them out:

New Artist Spotlight: Breezy Tulip is amazing artist I came across on Instagram and ABSOLUTELY love everything she has created. Her artwork is so whimsical and inspiring. She has amazing prints and other gifts (some great ideas for Christmas *wink *wink) in her shop online. Visit her webpage:

Best YouTube Clip: Hands down this goes to the recent confession of Benny Hinn, saying he will rebuke those that try ask for money for a blessing, miracle, health etc. This is such a comfort to hear and let us all pray that more truth gets shown to Benny Hinn.  Soli Deo Gloria! All the Glory to God!!!

Blessings to you all

Not only did Becca find these wonderful links, dear friends, she also created the most of the graphics for this post! Please join me in praying for my sister-in-Christ that God would continue to grow her in the grace and the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God daily for her faithfulness. As an update for next weeks AfterThought posts, Lord willing, Monday I’ll be dropping Contradictions co-hosted by Pastor Jim. On Thursday I’ll drop New Age Infiltration co-hosted by my very own hubby. If you’ve missed previous episodes you can catch up on iTunes, Podbean, Google Play, Spotify, and now YouTube. Don’t forget to subscribe, like, comment, and share beloved. But first, a little laughter for you all…

My recommendations for you today, dear ones, start with Women of the Table, the podcast/blog that I shared on Wednesday. These ladies are relatable and entertaining while they tackle difficult subjects. My second is this article from ICR explaining how the dinosaur tracks we see today confirm a global flood. It’s a fascinating read, and if you all remember back in 2017 my family and I climbed quite a ways to put our hands on one of those tracks. I still hate heights but dinosaurs are worth it. I have, since then, been blessed by two gifts of dinosaur fossils. I love dinosaur fossils almost as much as I hate heights!

While I have no books for you to review this week, although I’m reading through one for next Friday, I do have a suggestion. My suggestion, dear friends, is that those living near coasts check their home insurance to see if it covers problems promulgated by propelled porpoises. The photos and news article warning that dozens had seen dolphins carried inland by 185mph winds are now being considered satire, but it was funny while it lasted. Have a wonderful Saturday, I’ll be back writing on Sunday. Another huge thanks to Becca for all her help, and to all my readers who have been tremendously supportive of the new podcast! As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.