Welcome to Psalms Chapter 4, another Psalm of David that has very much the same tone as chapter 3. 4 TO THE CHOIRMASTER: WITH STRINGED INSTRUMENTS. A PSALM OF DAVID. Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress. Be gracious to me and … Continue reading Psalms 4: Vain Words and Lies
This summer members of the Southern Baptist Convention will convene in Nashville, TN for the SBC Annual Convention. Last week I saw a Facebook post from our State Convention's Ministry Wives leader encouraging us to reserve our place at the Oklahoma Convention's table at the popular Ministry Wives Luncheon. However, when I saw that Jen … Continue reading Why I Cannot Recommend Attending the SBC21 Ministry Wives Luncheon
Photo by Erik Mclean on Pexels.com Psalms 3 is a Psalm of David, written about his flight from his son Absalom, who was seeking to overthrow him as king of Israel, as written in 2 Samuel. Absalom was a handsome and charming manipulator, and through his cunning, we are told in 2 Samuel 15:7, Absalom … Continue reading Psalms 3: A Shield About Me
Photo by Thomas Shockey on Pexels.com Welcome to Chapter 2 of Psalms. ( Follow this series in the "Journey Through the Psalms" category on my blog page. ) In today's current political climate, it is a timely read, as its theme is "wicked rulers". I would encourage you to grab your scriptures and read through … Continue reading Psalms 2: God Laughs at the Plans of Wicked Rulers
How the Church can minister to those with sorrow not caused by death. Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com "I'm sorry, but I've fallen in love with someone else and I'm leaving." "Mom and Dad, I'm gay." "Babe, I need to let you know that I was molested as a child." "Mom, I don't feel like … Continue reading A Different Kind of Grief…
Photo by Thomas Shockey on Pexels.com Today I'm starting a series in the book of Psalms, or as I called it in my last piece, "The Book of Praises", as it was called by the rabbis of the time. My plan in blogging through the Psalms is not necessarily to just be commentary on the … Continue reading Psalms 1, The Righteous and the Wicked
Photo by Thomas Shockey on Pexels.com It has been recommended to me by a friend and fellow PW to read and study through the Psalms. Today as I am taking the first step on my journey through this book, I thought, while I'm reading and studying through them, I might as well share some of … Continue reading Psalms: A Journey Through the Book of Praises
Photo by Jordan Benton on Pexels.com I remember celebrating the Bicentennial in First Grade. We always made a big deal out of Washington's and Lincoln's Birthdays. ( Before those holidays became today's generic "President's Day" ) I can remember various arts and crafts projects that included construction paper flags and LITERALLY "cutting and pasting" silhouettes … Continue reading The Time That is Given Us
Photo by Burkay Canatar on Pexels.com It's that most wonderful time of year. The time for caroling, Christmas trees, Advent calendars, and nativity scenes. But it's also the time of year when you start seeing social media arguments from some in certain circles who are adamant that having a nativity scene is displeasing to God. … Continue reading Are Nativity Scenes a Violation of the Second Commandment?
Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Today I want to examine a scripture that is sometimes not read or obeyed as fully in context as it should be. I would say the majority of Christians are familiar with the version of 2 Corinthians 6:14 which says: Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership … Continue reading Scripture Spotlight: Unequally yoked?