An Evening Prayer

By Mary Johns Psalm 4 Have you ever had trouble going to sleep or staying asleep? Do you ever wonder if God listens and answers your prayers? In Psalm 4, David is demanding and assertive with God when he prays his evening prayer: Answer me when I pray to you!! Make things easier for me…

Living Together in Unity

By Mike Neely Psalm 133 This Psalm states in verse 1:  “How good and pleasant it is when brothers live in unity”.  The Psalmist goes on to state in verse 2:  “It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard”. What do you think of when the word “unity” is…

First Day

By Garrett Vickrey Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 My calendar is wrong. Typically, weekly calendars start with Sunday at the left margin and move to Saturday at the far right. But, I’m a preacher. And my week leads up to Sunday. My calendar begins with Monday and ends with Sunday so that I can organize my week…

All About Me

By Lori Tyler Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16 David was a man after God’s own heart. David was called by God. He worshiped Him with all his being. His Psalms praise God as King of Creation, Lord of All, and Light of the World. David knew his place. God was God, and he was not. But I…

Pain, Fears and Doubts

By David Goree Psalm 22 Years ago I was in a play at Manor Baptist Church. The play had two characters: Simon Peter and Judas Iscariot. I played Judas. The play portrayed the two disciples meeting after they had each betrayed the Lord in their own ways. Let me tell you: it was difficult for…

Serve and Remember

By Bridgette Langford Psalm 116 :1-2, 12-19 On this Thursday before Easter known at Maundy Thursday, we are to remember the importance of the commandments that Jesus instructed his disciples to obey at the Last Supper. They were to love with humility by serving one another and to remember his sacrifice. As we reflect on…

Quickly!

By Jennie Mayes Psalm 70 Psalm 70 is an almost exact replica to Psalm 40: 13-17 and Psalm 35:4,21,26,& 27 and Biblical scholars say the repetition through the Psalms served as a reminder to David, who often experienced enemies and needed to hear this message again. Hmmm….Biblical Characters are just like us? David, whom we…

Spoiler Alert

By Christie Goodman Psalm 71:1-14 What would it be like to hear the story of the original Holy Week without knowing what comes next? Here, in that first part of the week, we might be still chattering about seeing Jesus arrive a few days earlier in crowd of excitement. After learning about that angry scene…

Do You Love Me?

  By Daniel Zamora Psalm 36:5-11 During our lifetime, we are confronted with the question “do you love me?” either initiated by ourselves or someone else. This is a way to affirm and reassure anyone our deep feelings and thoughts about that person. When asked it to children, after their first positive answer, it is…

Save Us!

By Diana Bridges Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 This week I heard the story of a woman who became alienated from the faith of her childhood. She realized she no longer believed and shared that information with a trusted friend. That friend listened sympathetically and pointed her toward a book she’d never before seen. She found it…