1. Hungry, Hungry Souls
    28 Nov, 2017
    Hungry, Hungry Souls
    Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!  For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.  Psalm 107:8-9 Have you ever played the game Hungry, Hungry Hippos? The game involves four plastic hippos on each side of a game board.  Each of the hippos are operated by levers on their backs. By pressing and releasing the lever, the hippo will open and close its mouth while its head moves forward and back.  This
  2. The Blessing of Being Disciplined
    27 Nov, 2017
    The Blessing of Being Disciplined
    Blessed is the man whom you discipline, O LORD, and whom you teach out of your law, to give him rest from days of trouble, until a pit is dug for the wicked.  Psalm 94:12-13 There were lots of times when I was growing up when I was disciplined by someone.   LOTS of times. My mom and dad disciplined me.   My grandmother and my great grandmother disciplined me.  Various teachers disciplined me.  In fact, I can't remember a school year in my elementary days when I wasn't disciplined for
  3. Dwelling in Unity
    20 Nov, 2017
    Dwelling in Unity
    Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! Psalm 133:1 Last night I participated in a Thanksgiving service with some of my Christian brothers and sisters from our community.  The churches participating were from three different denominations.  I looked around the room and I saw people who were differing ages, differing shades of skin color, differing political affiliations, differing practices and views.   But despite those differences, we all have, at the very least,
  4. Declare His Glory
    01 Nov, 2017
    Declare His Glory
    Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! Psalm 96:3 I don’t know whether this account is true or not, but supposedly there was a lady who once criticized D. L. Moody for his methods of evangelism.  Moody is said to have replied, "I agree with you. I don’t like the way I do it either. Tell me, how do you do it?" The lady answered, "I don’t do it." So Moody responded, "Then I like my way of doing it better than your way of not doing it." Whether such a
  5. What is Hidden
    18 Oct, 2017
    What is Hidden
    Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults.  Psalm 19:12 Yesterday I walked out into our backyard to check on our pool.  It looked good . . . considering what a pool amateur I am.  I remember thinking, "The pool looks pretty clean, but I should check the skimmer basket." What I found in that skimmer basket was a huge, disgusting surprise to me!   It was a dead squirrel. Crazy, huh? The pool looked good on the surface, but hidden in that skimmer basket was the corpse
  6. Downcast?
    13 Sep, 2017
    Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation Psalm 42:5 (also 42:11 and 43:5) Some people will tell you that if you're a Christian, you shouldn't ever be sad. These well-meaning folks are trying to point us to the truth of the great and glorious treasures we have in Christ.  They say that because those treasures are ours in Christ, our hearts should never be heavy.  But as well-intentioned as these folks are,