Why the Hymns?

My journey started with an appreciation for the crushing that seems to be a prerequisite for the hymnist. I began to learn the stories behind our old hymns. When I learned that the original intent of many hymns was to simplify and clarify the morning’s sermon, I began to “reverse engineer” them, discovering Scriptures behind them, unfolding truths that had previously evaded. Before long, I had collected several hymns, the stories behind them, related Scriptures, and reflections on them.

Years–no, decades–ago, we attended church where the hymns were sung. Then we drifted to modern church music. Today, we have returned to the old hymns. Why? For the love of God,; for the love of hymns:

With A Cup of Devotion™, it is easy to enjoy your coffee and a hymn every morning. You probably have your Smart Phone nearby. Pair it with your morning cup for a portable mini-sermon.

A good day starts with A Cup of Devotion™.

        • A unique, interactive, hymn-inspired cup
        • Your morning coffee; your morning revival
        • Inspiring hope, restoring faith in troubled times
        • Something to think about, something to write about
        • Sing it out; live it out
        • Verses to live by
        • Start the day with a hymn, biblical truths, a deeper understanding of the way things work, and a challenge to live out what God is putting in you.

Prepare yourself to face the challenges of the day.

        • Let the Scriptures shape your worldview.
        • Let the hymns inspire your worship.
        • Let A Cup of Devotion™ make it possible.

As they say, “Let me write the hymns of the church and I care not who writes the theology.”

May you know the “Amazing Grace” of God, may you know deep within that “It is Well with My Soul”

Cindy Sekiguchi

A Cup of Devotion™
“Hymns & devotions for Troubled Times”