Devotions Based on Psalms: Psalm 19

St. John’s University, Collegivelle, MN, 56231 2006 Wednesday, June 10 By Barbara Higdon Psalm 19 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their…

Devotions Based on Psalms: Psalm 55

St. John’s University, Collegivelle, MN, 56231 2006 Sunday, June 7 By Erica Hanchey Psalm 55, full of vivid imagery of the battles we face and distinction between righteous and unrighteous, is a Psalm of comfort, a prayer that is beautifully and powerfully written in 23 simple verses: Psalm 55 : 1-23 Listen to my prayer,…

Make Room

By Dan Jean Isaiah 9:6-7 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given. There would be no room for the family tonight even if Mary seemed ready to give birth. The innkeeper who turned Joseph and Mary away was just doing his job. There were no empty rooms. There was…

Fear Not

By Jennie Mayes Luke 2:8-10 “There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody,…

The Lord is My Light

[youtube height=”425″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-bMniVioPA[/youtube]   By Lance Mayes Psalm 27 It is easy to be afraid; we have so much to be afraid of — at least that’s what they tell us. We need to be afraid of North Korea. We need to be afraid of ISIS. We need to be afraid of foreign and domestic…

The S-L-S of Worship

By Erica Hanchey Psalm 27 In Psalm 27, David calls upon his experiences of strife, war, and fear in the face of his enemies. He expresses, through prayer and song, his heartfelt desire to worship, even in the midst of war, personal battles, and fear. It isn’t just David’s experience.  It is the experience of…

God’s Protection

By Leslie Kandt Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 “The Lord says, ‘If someone trusts me, I will save them. I will protect my followers who call to me for help.’” (Psalm 91:14) These words seem so simple, yet so deep and meaningful, right? It brings a sense of comfort and love to the individual reading; at least…

Pain, Fears and Doubts

By David Goree Psalm 22 Years ago I was in a play at Manor Baptist Church. The play had two characters: Simon Peter and Judas Iscariot. I played Judas. The play portrayed the two disciples meeting after they had each betrayed the Lord in their own ways. Let me tell you: it was difficult for…