Let’s Sing: Carol of the Bells

Today we continue our Advent/Christmas series titled “Let’s Sing.” This is our 15th song of the series. For easy reference to the remainder of the series, please see the index, “Let’s Sing” at http://revbroyles.me/2020/12/06/lets-sing/. Hark how the bellsSweet silver bellsAll seem to sayThrow cares away Christmas is hereBringing good cheerTo young and oldMeek and theContinue reading “Let’s Sing: Carol of the Bells”

Missing Something? (Manuscript)

(On the Spiritual Trail Series) Sunday Worship from Perritte Memorial United Methodist Church-Nacogdoches, Texas     3 There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a Jewish leader. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God, for no one could do these miraculous signsContinue reading “Missing Something? (Manuscript)”

Hidden Treasures

A body is made up of many parts, and each of them has its own use. That’s how it is with us. There are many of us, but we each are part of the body of Christ, as well as part of one another. (Romans 12:4-5, Contemporary English Version) A body is made up ofContinue reading “Hidden Treasures”

We’re Better Together

We all are familiar with the old cliché, that speaks of best laid plans. Last week when I announced Thursday my plans to change the structure of my blog. Friday and Saturday went great. I had the Friday Five and a few spares too. Friday I got Saturday’s song written, including the guitar chords. ThenContinue reading “We’re Better Together”

Separated No More

Song Styles Saturday 31 What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 32 He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else? 33 Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It isContinue reading “Separated No More”


When God made his promise to Abraham, he backed it to the hilt, putting his own reputation on the line. He said, “I promise that I’ll bless you with everything I have—bless and bless and bless!” Abraham stuck it out and got everything that had been promised to him. When people make promises, they guaranteeContinue reading “Reliability”

Is it Really Gone?

Don’t look at my sins.    Erase them all.10 God, create a pure heart in me,    and make my spirit strong again.11 Don’t push me away    or take your Holy Spirit from me.12 Your help made me so happy.    Give me that joy again.    Make my spirit strong and ready to obey you.13 I will teach the guilty how you want them to live,    and theContinue reading “Is it Really Gone?”

We’re Better Together

6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 8 So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, joinContinue reading “We’re Better Together”

In God We Love

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 17 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. 18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The oneContinue reading “In God We Love”

In God We Trust?

Some people trust in chariots, others in horses; but we praise the Lord’s name. (Psalm 20:7, Common English Bible). Several years ago, on a bright Saturday, November morning, I started noticing several spots in my vision. I started trying to figure out all of it. I would look through one eye and then the other. It didn’tContinue reading “In God We Trust?”