Gratitude

By David Goree Psalm 22:23-31 My mom and I were in our Ford station wagon on a narrow country road on an errand I have since forgotten. I, a skinny fifteen-year-old with a learner’s permit and a broken ankle in a walking cast, was at the wheel, driving somewhere we in Oklahoma lovingly call “out…

A Legacy of Praise

By Lori Tyler Psalm 22:23-31 I love to sing hymns and songs of praise on Sunday morning. Sitting in a beautiful sanctuary with my family and friends, I am drawn into worship. However, how fervent and majestic is my worship on Monday morning when the alarm rings at 6:00 am? Do I live a life…

Praise and Honor the Lord

By Mike Neely Psalm 22:23-31 This portion of Psalm 22 instructs those that “fear the Lord (to) praise him”.   It also reminds us that “dominion belongs to the Lord and he rules over the nations.” As we prepare during this Lenten season to celebrate Easter– the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus– we should reflect…

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…