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May 2011 Archives

A friend who lives down the street has an odd problem.  He’s getting a huge number of telephone calls recently – – almost all of them wrong numbers, asking for someone else, or just hanging up when his voice message […]

Psalm 5 – – Proverbs 2:1-8 (it would help to read these before you read further) “Give ear to my words, O Lord.”  This psalm is a passionate plea for God to know my heart’s cry. Why does David believe […]

Psalm 4 – – Romans 8:26-28 – – Proverbs 1:28-33 (you might want to read these before you read further) Interesting prayers here. One the one hand, David calls out to God to answer his pleas; on the other, David […]

Who needs the church?  Husbands and wives need the church,  Our children need the church. And, OUR WORLD NEEDS THE CHURCH. I remember a record album my parents owned when I was a child. Even though I was only in […]

Who needs the church?  Husbands and wives need the church.  And, OUR CHILDREN NEED THE CHURCH There are a goodly number of verses and passages in the scriptures that are nothing less than heartbreaking.  One of those is found in […]

[The first of three parts] So, who needs the church anyway?  Does the church still have a place in this world?  Does the church have anything relevant to say to our society, to our culture, to our people?  Oh, sure, […]

Psalm 3:1-4 (HCSB) (A psalm of David, when he fled from his son Absalom.)   O LORD, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.”  But you […]

Something I hadn’t noticed before, in the morning scripture reading.  Follow this now: Mark chapter 6.  Jesus’s disciples watch him feed 5000+ people with five loaves and two fish, which was enough to feed everyone and leave 12 baskets of […]

“If you’ve ever longed to praise God in a deeper, more intimate way, this devotional can help you.”  So begins a book I began recently.  This claim, or something very much like it, is common.  In my experience, most devotionals don’t […]