God is … Creator

When we think of God as Creator, we immediately think of the creation account found in Genesis.  I love to teach about the aspects of creation and the different ideas or theories about how God put this universe into motion.  You may lean toward a literal biblical account of creation, the Gap Theory, Naturalistic Evolution,…

God is…Compassionate

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father, There is no shadow of turning with Thee; Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be. God’s compassions never fail.  God’s character never changes, from all eternity passed to all that lies ahead, God is unchanging.  In this truth,…

God is…Attentive

David wrote most of his Psalms as prayers and we warmly respond to them with an understanding that God is real, He hears, He knows our inner thoughts and He comprehends our emotions.  No, we are not ruling a country in a savage land, nor do we have people trying to kill us on a…

Fear Can Consume, Mercy Brings Peace – Psalm 6

Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath. 2 Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint; heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony. 3 My soul is in deep anguish. How long, Lord, how long? 4 Turn, Lord, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love….

Plans – Psalm 33

Happy New Year!  We are still in the month of January, we are still on our diets, still implementing that new savings plan to get control of our debt, still spending daily time with God, right?  Those plans, those new year resolutions we made just a few weeks ago, how are you doing with them? …

Advent in the Psalms: Week 4 – “Joy”

Joy to the World            by Isaac Watts, 1719 Joy to the world, the Lord is come Let earth receive her King Let every heart prepare Him room And Heaven and nature sing And Heaven and nature sing And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing. Isaac Watts grew up in a time when worship music…

Advent in the Psalms – Week 3 “Love”

God’s love for us is so much greater than poets or philosophers can ever express.  Consider for a moment His great love.  He loves unconditionally.  He loves with purpose. He loves not because He has to, but because it is who He is (I John 4:8); His very nature compelled Him to love the unlovable,…

Advent in the Psalms – Week 2 “PEACE”

Peace on earth, good will toward all men!  Peace is the hope of what was expected of the Christ child so long ago.  We recall the angles message to the shepherds on the night of his birth, “And this shall be a sign unto you; ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying…

Advent in the Psalms – Week 1 “HOPE”

Advent is a time of year when many churches spend four weeks prior to Christmas reflecting on the Hope, Peace, Joy and Love of the first coming of Christ in the manger, and the second coming of Christ, which is promised. Advent means coming.  Here is how Justin Holcomb explains it: “While Advent is certainly…

God Listens Today – Psalm 5

There are at least 8 writers of the psalms.  David is by far the most prolific and known.  Much of David’s life was like a fast-paced action movie, with lots of violence, intrigue, romance, espionage, and family drama. Maybe this is why we enjoy reading the Psalms so much!  We can easily relate to the…