SOIL CONDITIONS

Read Luke 8:1-15 As He so often did, Jesus is teaching by drawing parallels to things his hearers could relate to and understand — everyday things that were familiar to them all. On this day He used farming as His metaphor, and underlined the crucial importance...

THE PERFECT FIT

Reflections on Psalm 147 Praise God! It feels so good and so right to sing His praises. Our adulation fits Him like a glove because we were made to exalt Him. He’s the One who constructs our lives and fortifies us. He’s the One who gathered us into His...

LIFT-OFF

Reflections on Psalm 30 I will lift up Your name, Lord, because You have lifted me up. You looked into the deep hole I’d dug for myself, and pulled me out. When my enemies came up to the edge and peered in, ready to point and laugh, my pit was empty. In my...

UNFAILING LOVE

Reflections on Psalm 33: In right relationship to God, each new dawn sings the opening notes of a fresh song of praise to Him. As I put myself in His hands, He makes me an instrument only He can play with unerring skill and joy. His love and my response create a...

EMERGENCY ROOM

Some were convinced by what he said, but others would not believe.  . . . “The Holy Spirit spoke the truth about your ancestors when he said through Isaiah the prophet: ” ‘Go to this people and say, “You will be ever hearing but never...

DELIVERANCE

“What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt? . . . It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!” (Ex 14:11-12) . . . We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself....