God of the Past

Looking at the future can be scary. But looking at the past can be even more scary.
This video that my son made as a capstone for his degree in Media Business produces a bit of fear in me, as I stare at the past. I hope though that God will use it to encourage some to look to the Light of this Season, the real reason for our Hope, Jesus Christ.

To Corey,
“Thank you, Son, for being the man that you are. I pray that God would use you mightily and make you a person who draws back the curtain of life, so people can see God’s amazing love for mankind. You did good with this video … despite what you had to work with :-)”

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Praying for America

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Plague and Cholera

Here is a hopeful video for all of those who think that we only have the choice between bad and worse.


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The Flaw

I look around and clearly see
That flawlessness you need from me.
Perfection is what makes you tick.
But can’t you see the Devil’s trick?

I look around and what I know
That I’m not welcome. I must go.
In my blemishes and flaws,
It does appear I am at fault.

I look around and do perceive
I have no place. I better leave.
Don’t be surprised though when I’m gone …
You still have self to look upon.

For when you look deep in your heart,
You’ll see that God made me a part
Of His plan and of His cure.
To point to Christ, the One who’s pure.

Don’t so quickly try to end
Or fix the broken – try to mend
What is here to point to God.
For it is YOU who’s really flawed.

Thanks to David Robertson for pointing to a powerful documentary and his excellent commentary at

A World Without God -6 statements in Sally Phillips’ BBC doc that show us where we’re heading

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Spirit of God

img_1205“Like the wind I cannot see,
Like the gust of air I feel,
Become the breath inside of me,

Oh, Spirit of God.

Like a fire in a hearth,
Like a flame comes from spark,
Set me ablaze – set me apart,

Oh, Spirit of God.

Like a lighthouse in the night,
Like the dawning sun brings sight,
Be my compass be my guide,

Oh, Spirit of God.

Let my heart no longer doze,
In what I think nor what I sow,
But freely through You make Christ known,

Oh, Spirit of God.”

“The Spirit of God has made me,
And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.”
Job 33:4
(Poetry and Pictures by Heidi Viars, 2016)

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God is Able

amos5-8If today you wonder why,
If darkness overcame your sky,
If you wonder if He’s there …
He is able and He cares.

If today you cannot hear,
If your vision’s blurred by tears,
If hope left and fear moved in …
Christ has paid for death and sin.

If today your faith seems small,
If trusting makes no sense at all,
If this world has let you down …
Look to Christ! He wears the crown.
“Lord, You always were in charge.

Today, you sit on Your throne
and You will rule securely over our future.”
(Picture and Poetry, Heidi Viars, 2016)

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The Last Thing I Remember

Long ago a stranger did say,
“May we hold hands and quickly pray?
May the last thing you remember of me
Be a prayer we prayed for your family.”

I never forgot her kindness and deed.
That she prayed for a stranger in her need.
I thought of her words so often since then –
Try to apply them every now and then.

Just last week I said to my friend,
“May I hold your hand here at your end?”
We prayed as we spoke our last words that day.

“Lord, help me remember and teach me to pray!”

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Romans 12:12
(Pictures and poem, Heidi Viars, 2016)


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