Welcome to "Soli Deo Gloria," a journal of thoughts from the pen of Christi Griffith, musician, wife of a reverend, mom of three beautiful boys.  

"S.D.G." was how Johann Sebastian Bach signed each of his works.  The motto of the Protestant Reformation, "Soli Deo Gloria" means "To God alone be the Glory."  The five solas of the Reformation were the core dialogue of the reforming thinkers and leaders upon whom God impressed to return to His Word alone for truth, practice and inspiration. 

1) Sola Fide:  Faith Alone
2) Sola Scriptura: Scripture Alone
3) Solus Christus: Christ Alone
4) Sola Gratia: Grace Alone
5) Soli Deo Gloria: Glory to God Alone

Even today with Protestantism being accepted and unchallenged, we don't often live diligently by these solas. We are quick to live self-sufficient, ungrateful lives, believing in our choice to trust in God and that the salvation experience is the pinnacle of our Christian walk.  Sunday morning worship has even become a spectator sport so all feel comfortable melding into the surroundings.

We are intellectual and existential beings, created for participatory covenant with God and our believing communities.  It is my hope to share what God is revealing to me through daily life and expose it to God's word.  Nothing we think, say or do is separate from our walks with the Lord: 

Psalm 139 begins, "You have searched me, LORD, and you know me. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you know my thoughts from afar. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. 4 Before a word is on my tongue you, LORD, know it completely. 5 You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain."

God, our creator, is the sole proprietor of the universe and our lives. And He is the lover of our souls.  May we engage our minds and hearts in His pursuit of us, as a bridegroom with his bride.  May we desire to glorify God in all we think, say, and do, enjoying Him forever!   Soli Deo Gloria!

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