December 25, 2016

“Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord.  Praise ye the Lord.”

Psalm 150:6 KJV

What a way to end an incredible journey.  If you have been reading through the Psalms you have learned that God is always with us and always for us.

He is our protector.

He is our provi...

December 22, 2016

“Whither shall I go from thy spirit?  Or whither shall I flee from thy presence?  If I ascend up into heaven thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.”

Psalm 139:7-8 KJV

Over the years I have been taught these verses as if they are some sort...

December 21, 2016

Think back through your life.  Can you remember some (I doubt you can recall them all!) of the times when God did great things?  Things too wonderful for it to have been anything else but God.  

For me, I can remember the phone call from my friend Jim.  He was...

December 20, 2016

“If you kept track of sins, Lord - my Lord, who would stand a chance?  But forgiveness is with you - that's why you are honored.”

Psalm 130:3-4 CEB

Have you ever stopped to take a good hard look at yourself in the mirror?

What do you see?

Do you see the you that you want o...

December 16, 2016

I love psalm 121.  It is a psalm I often turn to.  The question and answer of verses 1 and 2 bring me so much peace.

“I lift my eyes toward the mountains.  Where will my help come from?  My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:1-2 CE...

December 15, 2016

“I have a dream!”

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself!”

"Four score and seven years ago….”

“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”

Throughout history their have been some great words spoken.  Words that can encourage us.  Words that can make us laugh.  Words that...

December 14, 2016

I was watching an old sitcom the other day.  In this particular show one of the characters is a wannabe actor who has a part in a soap opera.  He was nominated for a “Soapy” award.  He was so excited.  All through the episode not just that character, but all the charac...

December 9, 2016

Songs have great power.  

Just the beginning of a song can bring back a memory that perhaps you have not thought about for a long time.

A song has the power to make you feel strong, happy, sad, or angry.  Songs call us together, and separate those of different persuasion...

December 2, 2016

Sing for joy to God our strength; shout in triumph to the God of Jacob.  Lift up a song — play the tambourine, the melodious lyre, and the harp.  Blow the horn on the day of our feasts during the new moon and during the full moon.  For this is a statute for Israel, a j...

December 1, 2016

“Count your blessings name them one by one; Count your many blessings see what God hath done!”

Whenever I hear that old hymn my mind races back to my first ministry in Novelty, MO.  I can still hear Jim and Beth leading the singing.  That was one song we sang often.  Wh...