BE THANKFUL

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000168 EndHTML:0000004413 StartFragment:0000000503 EndFragment:0000004396 (This reflection on Psalm 100 was posted a year ago under the title "Thanksgiving.") Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come...

SIGHTLINES

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000168 EndHTML:0000003437 StartFragment:0000000468 EndFragment:0000003420 Reflections on Psalm 19: If you want firsthand evidence of God's glory, look up! It's right there in the skies every day, every night, as plain as an endless neon sign,...

BE STILL AND KNOW

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000168 EndHTML:0000003666 StartFragment:0000000503 EndFragment:0000003649 Reflections on Psalm 46: God is our refuge and strength. No exceptions, no escape clauses, no fine print, no matter what. We can run to His all-encompassing arms with...

SNAKES AND LADDERS

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000168 EndHTML:0000005344 StartFragment:0000000503 EndFragment:0000005327 . . . But the people grew impatient on the way; they spoke against God and against Moses, and said, "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness?...

FAULT LINES

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000168 EndHTML:0000009162 StartFragment:0000000503 EndFragment:0000009145 . . . a man was found gathering wood on the Sabbath day. . . . Then the Lord said to Moses, "The man must die. The whole assembly must stone him outside the camp." (Num...

PROSPERITY

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000168 EndHTML:0000003268 StartFragment:0000000503 EndFragment:0000003251 Reflections on Psalm 4: Talk to me when I call to You, Lord, because You have the right answers. O Lord, I'm in such distress and no one can relieve it. I need Your...

ROOTS

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000168 EndHTML:0000002648 StartFragment:0000000503 EndFragment:0000002631 Reflections on Psalm 1: We're blessed when we don't go along with people who do what they want instead of what God wants, who think they get ahead by fudging their...

STEPPING UP

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000168 EndHTML:0000003914 StartFragment:0000000503 EndFragment:0000003897 Read 2 Peter 1:1-11 When we know God, we have all the knowledge we need to live a godly life. We can turn away from the world's corruption by focusing on His promises,...

THE FIRST STEP

Read 2 Peter 1:1-11 If we want to know how to progress in our Christian walk, Peter gives us a clear blueprint here. If we want to guage our progress to this point, this is also a measuring stick. It's a "how-to" and a "how am I doing?" -- all in 11 verses. It doesn't...

CLOUDY WHETHER

In all the travels of the Israelites, whenever the cloud lifted from above the tabernacle, they would set out; but if the cloud did not lift, they did not set out – until the day it lifted. So the cloud of the Lord was over the tabernacle by day, and the fire was in...