God is Near

By Ellen Di Giosia Psalm 22:23-31 In this season of Lent, we are reflecting on God’s promises fulfilled in the stories of scripture. From God’s creation of humankind, through the preservation of Noah and his family, leading into promises made to Abram and Sarai, God is always working to create a new reality – one…

Remember

By Lance Mayes Psalm 77 Take a moment to slowly read Psalm 77. Click on the link to open it online. Have you ever had a really bad day? or a bad week? month? year? Ever feel like God is nowhere to be found? You are not alone. The Psalmist is in deep despair. Jesus…

Thanks

By Bridgette Langford Psalm 77 It is so easy to get sucked into the world around us. There is a certain routine that life has.  We often forget to stop and thank the Lord for the extra boost of energy and the strength to accomplish the daily task when we feel like giving up. Just…

No Shame

By Mike Elliot Psalm 25:1-10 “In you, Lord my God, I put my trust. I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without…

The Right Way

By Daniel Zamora Psalm 25:1-10 “Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways. He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way. All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful for those who keep the demands of his covenant.”  Psalm 25: 8-10 I can…

Trusting God

By Diana Bridges Psalm 25:1-10 Trust is in short supply among humans and many other earthlings. A case in point is my backyard birds. Regardless of my documented commitment to their well-being, they often eye me suspiciously when I’m glancing their way, and generally vacate the feeders by the patio as soon as I make…

A is for Alligator and Acrostic

By Barbara Higdon Psalm 25:1-10 There are dozens of alphabet books for children that help to teach them their ABCs. Most feature a picture of something that starts with each letter of the alphabet or acrostic poems starting each line with a different letter. Psalm 25, our Lenten reading for today, is an acrostic poem,…

More than Dust

By Garrett Vickrey Psalm 51:1-17 One night while I was a student at Baylor University I stepped into a Catfish King in Waco, TX to grab a bite to eat. The place was packed. A friend and I took the last available table. Who knew so many people went out for catfish on Wednesday nights?…