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Psalm 25

Have you ever prayed for guidance?  This is Psalm 25.  Here we see David approaching God with the familiar deliverance theme of his previous and future psalms.  David is praying for God to deliver him from his enemies, but he fully understands he has also been his own worst enemy, […]

Psalm 24

God is the creator (vv. 1-2), holy (vv. 3-6), and glorious (vv. 7-10)!  That is the heart of Psalm 24.  It conveys that God had first say as Creator, the overall say as the Perfect One, and the final say as the Lord Almighty! He doesn’t just exist as the […]

Psalm 23

Trusting the Lord can seem impossible in difficult times…but isn’t that when trust is needed and tested?  No one thinks about trust except when you need to trust!  In six verses of the most famous Psalm, King David expresses his confidence in the Shepherd of his soul to provide and […]

Psalm 22

Have you ever been in anguish one moment and joy the next?  That’s just the setting of Psalm 22.  Verses 1-21 are a lament and verses 22-31 are thanksgiving from David.  The Psalm begins with the verse Jesus quoted on the cross, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken […]

A Love Bigger Than Valentine’s

There is a love that is bigger than flowers, chocolate, teddy bears, and balloons. The day Jesus went to the cross reminds us love is bigger than February 14th. Love is not a feeling; it is a choice. Feelings will sometimes lie to us. Emotions can confuse us. Love is […]

“New Year, New You”

Who’s glad 2020 is almost behind us?  I’m not sure what 2021 will bring, but hopefully it will not include the apocalyptic adventures of the previous year.  If 2021 were a movie, wouldn’t you like to see the movie trailer?  One of my favorite scriptures is Revelation 21:5.  It says, […]

“A Friend Loves At All Times”

Thomas Aquinas said, “There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” I’ve got a couple close friends who have been there for me through the ups and downs of life. These friends were there at my wedding, the birth of my kids, the death of […]