Summer Reading Challenge

 July 12, 2024

What’s better than reading a good book over the summer? How about reading twelve good books? If lounging on the beach or by the pool or curling up at night by a fire with a good book sound awesome to you, then join my Summer Reading Challenge. Summer Reading Challenge! If you follow me on […]

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Psalm 32 – Forgiven!

 July 9, 2024

Jesus tells us we are to forgive our brothers (and sisters) seven times seven. Each time we pray the Lord’s Prayer we tell God to forgive us as we forgive others. But what is it to be forgiven? What do we learn about forgiveness from Psalm 32 – forgiven? Psalm 32 Psalm 32 begins by […]

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Psalm 31 – I Put my Trust!

 July 2, 2024

Where do you place your trust? In psalm 31 – I put my trust; the psalmist puts his trust in God. What better place? Psalm 31 Psalm 31, a lament, begins with the statement that the writer takes refuge in the Lord. He makes claims upon God, telling God to not let him be put […]

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Psalm 30 – I Praise You!

 June 25, 2024

There are a multitude of reasons to praise our God. Psalm 30 lists just a few of these. What can we learn about praise from Psalm 30 – I praise you? What do we learn about God? Psalm 30 Psalm 30 begins with words of praise to our God who rescued the psalmist from foes, […]

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It’s Complicated – Civil Discourse

 June 20, 2024

How do we promote civil discourse in our contentious society? One way is by recognizing that it’s complicated – civil discourse that is. One of the Presentations I attended at the Festival of Faith and Writing was a presentation by Marilyn McEntyre, Writing Through a Fog of Fear: Finding Life-Giving Words in an Alarming Time. […]

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Psalm 29 – Give to the Lord!

 June 18, 2024

In Psalm 29 – give to the Lord, we are told. But what are we to give? Psalm 29 Psalm 29 is a psalm in praise of the God who speaks! It begins with instructions to give to the Lord the glory due his name. “Give unto the Lord, O you mighty ones, Give unto the Lord glory and […]

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Psalm 28 – I Call on the Rock

 June 11, 2024

When you are in trouble, who do you call? In Psalm 28 – I call on the rock, the psalmist says. Who is this rock and what is the nature of this call? Psalm 28 Psalm 28 is a lament. The writer calls on God, asks God to hear his prayer, to not remain silent […]

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Psalm 27 – Light and Salvation

 June 4, 2024

Psalm 27 begins by proclaiming God as the writer’s light and salvation. What does that mean? What can we learn from Psalm 27 – light and salvation, about our God’s redeeming power and our need for faith? Psalm 27 – Part One Psalm 27 is written in two parts. The first part, verses 1-6 speak […]

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Rediscovering the Beauty of Words

 June 2, 2024

Somehow over the years, I’ve lost some of my delight in words. Gratefully now, I’m working on rediscovering the beauty of words. History with Words In high school, I used to play with words, at times seeing how many pages of description I could write for something familiar. I mean, how many ways can you […]

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Psalm 26 – Judge Me!

 May 28, 2024

Psalm 26 – Judge me, Lord, and so it begins. Who has the nerve to pray this? Such is the confidence of the writer in God’s loving kindness and righteousness. He is so confident that he is willing to be judged. Psalm 26 Psalm 26 is a short prayer of a person who has been […]

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