Women Embracing Faith

Thinking Through the Bible

Independence Day Memory July 2, 2010

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Remember our national anthem..”O Say, can  you see?”   I sang that every morning after our Bible reading and prayer in my Florida public school classroom until I graduated from high school.  Francis Scott Key wrote it during the war of 1812.  He also wrote this beautiful hymn:

“Lord, with glowing heart I’d praise Thee, For the bliss Thy love bestows,

For the pard’ning grace that saves me, And the peace that from it flows;

Help, O God, my weak endeavor; This dull soul to rapture raise;

Thou must light the flame, or never…  Can my love be warm’d to praise.

Praise, my soul the God that sought thee,  Wretched wand’rer far astray,

Found thee lost,  and kindly brought thee   From the paths of death away:

Praise, with love’s devoutest feeling,  Him who saw thy guilt-born fear.

And, the light of hope revealing, Bade the blood-stain’d cross appear.”

Oh my, Key was a Christian.  He could write about doctrinal matters, and love for God in the same poem.    I’m very thankful we had the freedom in our schools to know about him as I grew up.  Then, I heard this song when I was in my forties….Scroll categories to “Introductions” for names of others who could blend reformed Christian teachings with matters of the heart and life experiences. God Bless America.

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Some Help For Troubling Times August 26, 2009

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Walter Chantry writes briefly and to the point. He is plain and simple. He is also serious. He edits BANNER OF TRUTH MAGAZINE and most of his books are published by BANNER OF TRUTH TRUST. I recently cleaned out my library and discovered that most of the books I treasure now were published by BANNER over the years. They are the ones I’m not willing to toss out as I downsize and simplify.

Another connection I have with Walter Chantry is his mentor, Ernie Reisinger. As my pastor, he encouraged me to teach and write. Ernie wrote the preface for my OLD PATHS FOR LITTLE FEET (carolbrandt.net) and gently led me into a reformed interpretation of the Bible. Ernie was largely responsible for BANNER OF TRUTH TRUST opening an American distribution center and office. And he was one of the founding leaders of the church where Chantry was pastor for 39 years.

HABAKKUK will help you get thru these demoralizing political times. I know many of you are anxious about these things as you raise your children or babysit your grandchildren. What will their future be like? Will America or England or Scotland or Western Civilization survive? Are we going to totally lose our culture and its Christian heritage?

“In the Scripture, God’s severe correction of his sons has even come during times when there lived saints with outstanding measures of grace. Yet he did not use their gifts to revive. As Habakkuk spoke of his dread of Babylon’s crushing blows to Judah, still to come, he was speaking of times in which not only he, but also Jeremiah, Daniel and Ezekiel lived. Yet their prayers and their faithful ministries were not employed in quickly accomplishing a revival that prevented severe chastisement.” (p. 42)

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