Tag Archives: Jars of Clay

Shards of Clay

I am a shattered jar of clay Shards of me once upon the ground lay scattered I didn’t think I mattered to anyone at all Then the One who loves me each tiny shard gathered He pieced me together and … Continue reading

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Life Is Fragile – A Poem of Hope

This mortal life is fragile housed in these jars of clay Here we are living the good life then at the end of the day we may be struck down, bewildered by the impermanence of our stay Yet we know … Continue reading

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Jesus Is All My Righteousness

I seem to have had a bit of writer’s block lately, which is why I haven’t posted as much as usual in the past few weeks. I think it is because I’ve had a lot on my mind and have … Continue reading

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Along This Road – A Poem

As I was thinking about the post I wrote for yesterday about the Road to Emmaus, the first stanza of this poem came to me. I decided to share it as my Thankful Thursday post because I am thankful for … Continue reading

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More Hope for the Hopeless

Last week I devoted my Music Monday post to a playlist of “music that is particularly helpful to people who are in less than hopeful situations.” I ran out of time to create a complete list of my favorite encouraging … Continue reading

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When Did Pride Become a Virtue?

Yesterday I was listening to my iPod on shuffle and the old hymn “They Will Know We Are Christians by Our Love” sung by Jars of Clay came on. It’s a pretty good hymn, all about unity among Christians and, … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Love, God’s Love

I was listening to Jars of Clay the other day, and the song “Boys (Lesson One)” came on. It is such a beautiful song, and always makes me cry. The chorus and my favorite verse are: You’ll weather love and Lose … Continue reading

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Music Monday Extra – Nothing but the Blood

This is another hymn, written by Robert Lowry, recorded by Jars of Clay for their Redemption Songs CD. I thought it was an appropriate Music Monday Extra because it ties in with my post from this morning. It is a … Continue reading

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Who Killed Jesus?

As we journey through Lent towards Easter, we must pass through Good Friday. There is joy in the resurrection of Easter, but first there is the pain of the trial and crucifixion of Jesus. This time of year inevitably brings … Continue reading

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Music Monday Extra – Shelter

On the way home from work, listening to Jars of Clay, the song “Shelter” reminded me of how awesome it was to hear them sing this last night. This is a song about the community of believers. Not only do we … Continue reading

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