Let praise revive your heart

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 69 LET PRAISE REVIVE YOUR HEART But I am afflicted and in pain; let your salvation, O God, set me on high! I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify Him with thanksgiving. This will please the Lord more than an ox or a bull with horns and hoofs. When the humble see […]

Jesus is your Savior everyday

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 68 JESUS IS YOUR SAVIOR EVERYDAY Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation. Selah.  (Psalm 68:19) Every day brings its own host of challenges.  Every day has its own hardships and trials.  Some days may find us in victory, while others may leave […]

Sitting Shiva

I’ve never seen this grill before. I’m sitting on the worn striped seat cushion of an old metal chair.  Along with its three blue wire-frame counterparts and matching table, this chair has kept watch over my grandparents’ patio for years.  In front of me sits a new shiny new grill with a dozen settings and […]

God wants to make an example of you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 67 GOD WANTS TO MAKE AN EXAMPLE OF YOU May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face to shine upon us, that Your way may be known on earth, Your saving power among all nations.  (Psalm 67:1-2) The God of the universe has one primary goal above all others: the […]

God has blessed you by bringing you near

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 65 GOD HAS BLESSED YOU BY BRINGING YOU NEAR Blessed is the one You choose and bring near, to dwell in Your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, the holiness of Your temple! (Psalms 65:4 ESV) Distance is a disheartening thing.  In any relationship, […]

Stillness Brings You Clarity

The backwater lake shimmered in the light of the mid-morning sun. Ripples danced through the water like figure skaters on ice, making chaotic patterns interspersed with brief moments of circular perfection where the fish poked up for a bite to eat. Across the water was a stand of cypress trees, their ghost-white forms stretching high […]