Category Archives: Hymn Devotionals

How Could An All-Loving God Do That? Thoughts on Great Is Thy Faithfulness


This blog post is originally from August 2005. ————————————————————————————————————– Like many of you, I’ve been riveted to the TV the last few days, looking at the effects of Katrina. It was just a few years ago that I decided to treat myself to a little trip. I happened to see that the Giants were playing […]

Follow the Signs: Thoughts on Savior, Lead Me Lest I Stray


I do those 30 and 60 mile bike tours every now and then. A few years ago I did the 60-mile bike tour for MS in New York. The weather on the day of the ride was absolutely perfect for the ride. Arrows posted all along the route showed us the way to go. The ride […]

Getting Rid of the Bugs in Your Soul: Thoughts on Search Me, O God


In my old apartment, I had great success growing basil plants. I had purchased a few small plants at the Montclair Historical Society’s annual herb sale. By the time it came for me to move out of my apartment, those little plants had grown. They then filled four giant flower pots, producing beautiful, gigantic leaves. […]

Clean Up the Mess: Thoughts on Is Your All On the Altar


A few years ago, I moved to my apartment in Long Island. Now, I’d lived in NJ for all my life. I was born in Princeton, grew up in Princeton Jct., went to college in New Brunswick, went to grad school in Newark, worked in South Plainfield, Piscataway, and Basking Ridge, went to church in […]

Shining the Light: Thoughts on Brighten the Corner Where You Are


Next, I’d like to share a moving story. No, it’s not a particularly touching story. It’s a story about my recent move…from New Jersey to New York… I recently moved into a new apartment. Now, it’s been a few years since I’ve moved, so I’d forgotten what the procedure is with regards to electric and […]

Review of God Loves Mommy & Me and God Loves Daddy & Me


This review is for two separate books: God Loves Mommy & Me and God Loves Daddy & Me, both written by Bonnie Ricker Jensen and illustrated by Laura Watkins. Both books are sturdy board books that are not too big but not too small. The cover is thick padded cardboard and the pages are all […]

Review of All Aboard the Ark


While most of the children’s books I’ve had the opportunity to review have been for children who have started to read already, All Aboard the Ark is a great book to read to infants and toddlers who maybe aren’t quite ready to read yet, but certainly recognize pictures in a book and who may even be learning […]

Things I Learned About our Heavenly Father Recently


It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post that’s not a book review. My apologies to those who enjoyed my earlier writing, it’s just that my life has been a bit busy lately and quite frankly a little boring that there wasn’t much for me to ruminate on. All that’s changed in the last four […]

Ruminations about Dad and That Which Lasts: Thoughts on One Day


We used to sing hymns as a family growing up. My dad and mom would sing from a Chinese hymnal, while my brother, sister, and I would sing from an English hymnal. Every time we sang this hymn “One Day”, my dad would put down his Chinese hymnal and pick up an English one. He […]

Being in Love: Thoughts on In the Garden


Have you ever been in love? It’s a great feeling, isn’t it? What’s it like when you fall in love? You know you’re in love when… You think of that person every single day. At random moments in the day, that person’s face pops up in your head You can’t wait to speak to that […]