March 15, 2018

The Lord is my strength of his people;

He is the saving refuge of His anointed.

Oh, save your people and bless your heritage!

Be their Shepherd and carry them forever.

(Psalm 28:7-8)

This morning I took great comfort in these words as I was praying. The Lord is indeed the strength of his people. Looking back over life I can appreciate the strength displayed by my dad. He was not a big man but he did have a stren...

March 13, 2018

To you, O Lord, I call; my rock, be not deaf to me,

lest, if you be silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit.

Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy, when I cry to you for help,

when I lift up my hands toward your most holy sanctuary.

Psalm 28:1-2

Someone posed a question to me today. They asked how we could help people in our church look to the Lord and experience joy, peace and hope in the midst...

March 12, 2018

There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts,

but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Truthful lips endure forever,

but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

(Proverbs 12:18-19)

As I sit here reading these words today I am very mindful of the fact that two of my closest friends have received the sword thrusts of rash words from someone that they love in the last couple of days. They have had the words o...

March 6, 2018

Where does one turn when they have sinned? Typically, when we sin, our first reaction is to run from God and to run from our Christian friends. We hide behind things when they come calling like Adam and Eve did in the garden. How did David overcome the great sense of guilt and shame that his sin had produced? How are we to find peace when we have sinned against God and hurt others?

So far in this psalm we ha...

March 5, 2018

"For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me." Psalm 51:3

Inevitably as I am standing in line at the grocery store I find that the magazines at the cash registers catch my attention. The headlines over the years always seem to center on a lot of the same things. One of the themes that I have noticed over the years is that of a middle aged actor or actress who has finally come to terms with the...

March 5, 2018

"Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!" Psalm 51:1-2

I stood before a judge once and it did not go as well as I had hoped. Let me explain the story. One day I was at work and I received a call that I needed to go to a home and perform a service call. I quickly jum...

March 3, 2018

Good morning. Let me begin this morning by asking you a couple questions. First, what is the most valuable thing in your life? What is the greatest treasure that you possess? Now let me ask you to consider that one thing that you have admitted too and ask you if that really is your greatest treasure? What I mean is that if it is your greatest treasure, and if this thing is your most valued possession, then...

March 2, 2018

What will you do throughout the day today?  I am sure that many of us have a long list of things that need to be done.  I met with someone this week who is so busy at work that even though he is working long days he is unable to keep up with the demand.  He is tired and wishes that he could feel like he was keeping us with things but as March begins he knows that there is still so much work from February th...

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