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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 […]

Day 22 – “A Puzzling Gift”

A few years ago, I bought Christmas Hams for my neighbors and delivered them. Nothing says Merry Christmas like a spiral-cut, honey-glazed, bone-out ham. All were very appreciative, but one was very confused. He could not understand why I would do that. I had never met him and he even […]