Listen to Creation

By Diana Bridges Psalm 19 Years ago, a commercial for a popular brokerage firm showed a busy world coming to a standstill to listen for financial words of wisdom. The slogan was, “When E.F. Hutton talks, people listen.” E.F. Hutton and his loyal followers never had to shout to make themselves heard. Instead, business, conversations,…

Sing Praises to God

By Ed Twedt Psalm 105:1-11,37-45 This beautiful psalm is the story of Israel’s history, beginning with Abraham, and God’s promises to him, and God’s covenant with him. In this poignant psalm, the author asks the offspring of Abraham to remember God’s promises and God’s covenant. The author speaks of God’s covenant as a word God…

At the Peak End

By Garrett Vickrey Psalm 105:1-11, 37-45 Nobel Prize winning researcher Daniel Kahneman has come up with a theory as to how we experience and remember suffering. He studied the experience of suffering people went through during colonoscopy and kidney stone procedures. From this Kahneman deduced the “Peak-End Rule”. This rule considers the average of the…

Remember the Wonders

By Barbara Higdon Psalm 105:1-11, 37-45 In the Christian calendar, Lent is generally a time for solemn reflection on God’s sacrifice on the cross to save us from ourselves.  Beginning with the marking of ashes from the burned palms similar to those that once waved at the Messiah as he entered Jerusalem, we are reminded…

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…