Entries by Dallas Holm

His Way is in the Whirlwind

“In whirlwind and storm is His way. And clouds are the dust beneath His feet.” Nahum 1:3 On Saturday, April 13th I left Lindale, Texas, my hometown, to travel to San Antonio, Texas, for a couple of ministry opportunities on the 15th. I had been watching the weather report for a few days and they […]

God is Good!

“Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good except God alone.” Mark 10:18 We know intellectually that God is good, for scripture assures us He is. But do we know experientially that He is good, when we find ourselves in the midst of bad or difficult circumstances? The last Praiseletter I […]

Be Anxious for Nothing

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6 I wrote 2019 on something the other day and once again I was caught off guard as to how swiftly the previous year had flown by. A new year suddenly stretches before […]

Lord I’m Waiting

Just recently I was re-reading the chapter entitled “Waiting” from my book, Words of Hope and Comfort. I mentioned in the book that Waiting is one of my personal favorites of all the songs I’ve written. However, I couldn’t remember (and still can’t) exactly when, where or why I wrote it. I did surmise, after […]

Rescue the Perishing

Rescue the perishing, care for the dying Snatch them in pity from sin and the grave Weep o’er the erring one, lift up the fallen Tell them of Jesus, the mighty to save (Fanny Crosby; William Doane) I am writing this edition of the Praiseletter on the 17th anniversary of the 911 terrorist attacks, September […]

Gospel Missionaries

I recently had the privilege of speaking to a missionary organization. As I was preparing for our time together, I thought of the many missionaries we have known through the years. I reflected with great joy on the missionaries we have been privileged to support through the years in such far away places as China, […]

A Tribute to Tula

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And don’t lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (NAS) No, Tula is not some sort of acronym for the previous scripture. It’s actually the nickname my mom was most known by to family […]

Understanding the Holy Spirit

Just the title of this Praiseletter triggers thoughts, emotions and a broad spectrum of doctrinal beliefs within this readership. Some may jump for joy as they anticipate a discussion of spiritual giftings, miraculous manifestations and what a “spirit-filled” life should look like. Others may begin to get a little nervous, fearing that we may embark on a discussion of some of the aforementioned topics.

Thus, I write this letter, most simple and yet profound in its implications as we consider just a couple key issues concerning the Holy Spirit and us.

Christmas Memories

I don’t know why exactly but it seems this holiday season, more than any other, I have been flooded with memories of past holiday celebrations. As I write this letter, I am rejoicing being able to walk down the stairs from our bedroom, sit in a chair in my studio and write to you. Reflecting […]