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?…

Love

By Sandra Peters John 3:16 John 3:16 For this is the way God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. (NET) Oh Father God, as we listen to the words and music of Handel’s “Messiah” on this Christmas…

Love

By Ed Twedt Isaiah 12:2-6 What a powerful, reassuring passage of scripture is this short chapter in Isaiah. This entire little chapter is a psalm of thanksgiving. Isaiah speaks of salvation in three ways, beginning of course with God. God IS our salvation. God HAS BECOME our salvation, and we are told we will DRAW…

Love

By Shirley Smith 1 Corinthians 13 Close your eyes and picture yourself in a new country, no family, new customs, a different grocery store with unknown food items, and a new language. People are rushing and talking all around you, but you only recognize a few words. This is such a scary, uncomfortable feeling for…

Love

By Ben Newell 1 Peter 1:8 1 Peter 1:8 says, “Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.” We have been blessed with three (3) wonderful children during our nineteen (19) years…