I can’t believe that this week we will be reading the last three psalms. We started reading on April 13 – right at the beginning of the pandemic lockdown. And we’re ending as (hopefully) things are starting the slow crawl to getting back to normal. I’ve been thinking about it and maybe this was exactly … Continue reading I’ll Sing Once More
Though notably disturbing, Psalm 137 is quite relatable. No, not verse 9, but the sentiment behind longing for what used to be. The Israelites had been in exile, where they stayed for 70 years. They missed their homes, their traditions, and their regular way of life. For us it hasn't even been 7 months and … Continue reading Longing for Normalcy
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
Whatever you do when you get this email, please listen to this song, it's dope (direct quote from one of the artists). A couple of this week’s psalms speak about God’s everlasting love and faithfulness toward us. This is one of the most reassuring things in my life. No matter what happens or what I … Continue reading Promises
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
Hi Munger families, our first ever virtual VBS will be on next week. And even though it's online, there will be ways to connect. We really want you to be part of this so there is one thing we'd like to ask you to do this week. Well, actually three things: If you haven't done … Continue reading Do This Today
I hope that reading through the Psalms is really showing you what a huge variety of songs/prayers these are. I know that I was always tempted to think of the Psalms as a particular kind of praise and worship hymn. The verses people memorize and sing tend to be that way. But as we read … Continue reading How Are You Feeling Today?
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