The Beat of my Heart

The Beat of my Heart

Joy abounds in my heart

Even to very depth of my soul

Never have I felt so close

Never have I been so free

I need only look in your eyes

For in them, lies my love

Every part of me longs for your touch

Reason has lost all reason

Look into my eyes

You will see the change

Never have we been so close

Never have we been so free

I need only you in my life

Leaving all behind us

Our love is now eternal

Vanishing no more

Even until the end of time

You have completed me like nothing else can

Only you can make my heart beat

Understand that I am forever yours

Today I celebrate the day "I found the one my heart loves". She truly is the beat of my heart. I will call her blessed (Prov. 31).

Love in the Truth.

Choosing Thomas

A friend of mine posted this story, and I wanted to share it with you as well. It is the story of a couple who chose not to "terminate" their pregnancy after learning that their son had a severe genetic disorder. The text below is from the blog of Denny Burk.

Twenty weeks into their pregnancy, T. K. and Deidrea Laux found out that their son had Trisomy 13—a rare DNA abnormality. After being counseled that “terminating the pregnancy” would be an option, they chose life. In Deidrea’s own words:

“We didn’t not terminate because we were hanging on to some sort of hope that there was a medical mistake or there was gonna be some sort of medical miracle. We didn’t terminate because he’s our son.”

The Dallas Morning News has produced this video chronicling the birth and home-going of Thomas. This is an amazing story of love and life, and you need to watch it.

What a testimony of the grace of God.

What would you do?

Love in the Truth.

Francis Chan's new book!

His first book "Crazy Love" was crazy good!! I am really looking forward to this release. Preliminary reports suggest this will be another must read. Like he says in this clip, the problems with the North American Church are obvious, and so is Chan's love for the church! It is refreshing and infectious to be around someone like that.

Love in the Truth.

Come To Him!

Love in the Truth.

Only Jesus!

Loce in the Truth.

Tears of the Saints

Love in the Truth

JC is not PC!

Here is something that I thought I would never see. A major American newspaper printing an article by John MacArthur containing the gospel - the full gospel - the only gospel. In an article entitled "Read the Gospels: JC is not PC" Johnny Mac tells it like it is!

Let's be brutally honest: most of Jesus' teaching is completely out of sync with the mores that dominate our culture.

I'm talking, of course, about the Jesus we encounter in Scripture, not the always-gentle, never-stern, ├╝ber-lenient coloring-book character who exists only in the popular imagination. The real Jesus was no domesticated clergyman with a starched collar and genteel manners; he was a bold, uncompromising Prophet who regularly challenged the canons of political correctness.

Jesus was pointedly, deliberately, and dogmatically counter-cultural in almost every way. No wonder the religious and academic aristocracy of his generation were so hostile to him.

Would Jesus receive a warmer welcome from world religious leaders, the media elite, or the political gentry today? Anyone who has seriously considered the New Testament knows very well that he would not. Our culture is devoted to pluralism and tolerance; contemptuous of all absolute or exclusive truth-claims; convinced that self-love is the greatest love of all; satisfied that most people are fundamentally good; and desperately wanting to believe that each of us is endowed with a spark of divinity.

Against such a culture Jesus' message strikes every discordant note.

You can read the rest of the article for yourself. As I said for the Washigton "Com"Post to print it in the first place is nothing short of miraculous! Soli Deo Gloria.

Love in the Truth

The Gospel Way


No human mind could conceive or invent the gospel.
Acting in eternal grace, thou art both
its messenger and its message,
lived out on earth through infinite compassion,
applying thy life to insult, injury, death,
that I might be redeemed, ransomed, freed.

Blessed be thou, O Father, for contriving this way,
Eternal thanks to thee, O Lamb of God,
for opening this way,
Praise everlasting to thee, O Holy Spirit,
for applying this way to my heart.

Glorious Trinity, impress the gospel on my soul,
until its virtue diffuses every faculty;
Let it be heard, acknowledged, professed, felt.

Teach me to secure this mighty blessing;
Help me to give up every darling lust,
to submit heart and life to its command,
to have it in my will,
controlling my affections,
moulding my understanding;
to adhere strictly to the rules of true religion,
not departing from them in any instance,
nor for any advantage in order to escape evil,
inconvenience or danger.

Take me to the cross to seek glory from its infamy;
Strip me of every pleasing pretence of righteousness
by my own doings.

O gracious Redeemer,
I have neglected thee too long,
often crucified thee,
crucified thee afresh by my impenitence,
put thee to open shame.

I thank thee fort he patience that has borne with me
so long,
and for the grace that now makes me willing to be

O unite me to thyself with inseparable bonds,
that nothing may ever draw me back from thee,
my Lord, my Saviour.

A Puritan Prayer from;
"The Valley of Vision"

Love in the Truth.

We Need Him!

Love in the Truth.