January 25, 2018

About the Music: “Let There Be Peace on Earth”

We are so blessed by our Voices of Hope Children’s Choir! Here they are performing their rendition of “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” accompanied by the Hour of Power Choir and Orchestra. This beautiful anthem was developed in 1955, with the words written by Jill Jackson and the melody by her husband, Sy Miller. Jill, after having experienced a sharp dip in her depression which led to her attempted — and failed — suicide, her heart then opened wide and willing to God’s unconditional love. She discovered from that moment on that she has a purpose, and her life and talent for music were valuable. A decade later, Sy and Jill went to a California retreat in the mountains where they met an array of young people with various socioeconomic, religious, and ethnic backgrounds. This week-long retreat was dedicated to exploring friendship through education and conversation. Introducing their song

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Live Thank You

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” – Colossians 3:17 I know life is hard. Life will hit you, and it’s not going to stop hitting you. But we have to remember: Between all of the peaks and valleys, gratitude will sustain us. Walking in faith means that we say to ourselves, Maybe I don’t have some of the things I should have yet, maybe I’m missing some things, or maybe I just lost something big, but I want to live from a place of just saying: Thank you. When you can do that, you completely open yourself up to the heavens, allowing it to overflow with good stuff. But let me just tell you: You are a grateful person, and people are glad to be around you because you

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