http://www.hilariousgifs.com/father-teaching-his-son-a-valuable-life-lesson/ Wednesday's psalm is one that resonates with me...unfortunately. It reminds us how easy it is to trust in things we can see and touch more than we trust in God. I'm ashamed to admit how often I find myself doing that. When faced with a tough decision I will ask a friend, read a … Continue reading Who can you trust?
I am over the pandemic. Admittedly, I have had it very easy! My husband and I both still have our jobs and my family is healthy. I cannot (strike that – should not) complain! But I’m over it. The sense I get is that everyone around me, whether you’ve faced significant hardships or not, is … Continue reading Why Did You Stop Fighting?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5m09rqOoxE There are so many ways to praise God, the important thing is simply that we do it. If you don't like the video above, find a different song or video you like and take a few minutes to praise our God who is worthy of all our thanks and praise. July 13: Psalm 92 … Continue reading We Were Made to Praise
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrNhoCVTAg4 I love putting my kids to bed at night. I like praying with them and getting those quiet few minutes to sit, talk (where applicable), and give a few more hugs before they go to sleep. The other night, while rocking, I had a profound experience with my 2.5-year-old, Georgia. Georgia is very much … Continue reading Deep Questions: Toddler Edition
This week we have several psalms that focus on the cause and effect of our relationship with God. God, you did _________ so I'm going to praise you. This is something I've been working on for a while with my two year old and it's an easy thing to start with your kids too. Georgia … Continue reading “Thank You” Like David, not Dido
Has your view of God changed over the years? Not to sound judgey, but I hope so. Maybe he started, in your mind, like a magnanimous grandfather, then became Santa Claus-esque, then maybe a hard-nosed cop. Based on what we want and don’t want, do and don’t like, our views change. But, hopefully, as we … Continue reading Does God Change?
All but one of this week’s Psalms specifically say they were written by David. And, in this week of Psalms we will see a wide range of thoughts and feelings. David wants his enemies to get what’s coming to them but he also encourages all faithful people to praise God regularly. David pleas for God … Continue reading The Highs and Lows of David
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HO17B-ACRn0 We talk often, as a staff, about what we do as a church – I don’t mean our menu of programming, but more, who we are and what we’re about. Here’s what we’ve decided: What we do: Read the Bible. Pray. Connect people together. I don’t know about you, but the third one is … Continue reading Southwestern Bell Got it Right
One of the main things my friends make fun of me for is my lack of visible emotion. We didn’t express our emotions in our home when I was growing up so it doesn’t come super naturally for me. I think that’s why I love the Psalms so much. They help me feel…or at least … Continue reading Laugh, Cry, Scream, Whatever!
This week we encounter God's first covenant with any human. This is a special promise between God and a group or individual where both sides have a stake in the game (except this time Noah gets it pretty easy). We are considered to be under the covenant of Christ. Our part in the promise is … Continue reading I promise!