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…

Connectivity Issues

By Garrett Vickrey Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29 The cord is coming out of the ground. Or, maybe it was never really in the ground. I had to call AT&T this week to get them to come bury our internet line. The soil is too rocky for it to stay buried. They could never get the…

Worth the Work

By Lori Tyler Psalm 119:9-16 I’ve always loved the changing of seasons, and spring is my favorite time of the year. We took on a huge gardening project this winter hoping to transform our front yard. We decided to put in four or five new flower beds. Now it’s March, and as I look out…

Bible Drill to Promise

By Ellen Di Giosia Psalm 119:9-16 Like many Baptist children of my era, I was devoted to Bible Drill. While living in Mississippi, I studied each week and reveled in the opportunity to show my stuff. “Attention!” (Standing straight, Bible by my left side.) “Present swords!” (Bring Bible front and center, flat in my left…

The Spirit of the Law

  By David Goree Psalm 119:9-16 My cousin Brian is a judge on the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals, which is one step below the Oklahoma Supreme Court.  (Please pardon the bragging in my blogging.) Last week, Brian gave me a tour of the appellate courtroom and offices and explained the process by which the…

Hidden Treasures

By Lance Mayes Psalm 119:9-16 If you grew up going to church, you probably memorized several Bible verses or passages. I know several people who have memorized the book of James. It seems we’ve lost this discipline in most churches. I wonder why? Scripture that is memorized is a precious treasure that does not remain…