"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen


Ancient Words

There are a lot of excellent books out there to help you grow in your Christian walk. I'm a big fan of Max Lucado, for instance, and we were just talking in Sunday School yesterday about Gary Chapman's The Five Love Languages, and the incredible devotional My Utmost For His Highest by Oswald Chambers (which I'm actually working my way through this year). And I'm even trying to write a couple books that I pray will help bring someone to, or closer to, Christ.

But there's only one Book we really need to grow in Christ. And the words in that Book are old - ancient, to be exact. They were written thousands of years ago. But they aren't outdated, trite, or boring.

We sang a song in church yesterday that I had never heard before, and it absolutely blessed me. The words to this song are NOT ancient, but they did bring me to a Book that is.

Ancient Words
Words and Music by Lynn DeShazzo

© 2001 Integrity's Hosanna! Music, c/o Integrity Media, Inc., 1000 Cody Road, Mobile, AL 36695

Heavenly Father, thank You for giving us Your Words, the ancient words that speak to us today. Help us to remember that there is no book like Yours, and to heed it. In the name of Your precious Son I pray. Amen.

Paving Rough Roads With God's Presence


  1. Looks like we were thinking along similar lines today Joanne. Written many decades ago the Word of God still remains true and timely.

  2. I too love Max Lucado but we sometimes forget that they all get their words and inspiration from the Bible. Thank you! Have a great Monday!

  3. Couldnt agree more with that, very attractive article


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