I found myself this morning asking the question, “What makes me angry?” I suppose I was thinking this way after reading the morning’s papers about murders on the streets, political bickering, and international strife, to name a few of our problems. I think of myself as a mild mannered person, so I thought to myself…

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I love you, O Lord, my strength. — Psalm 18:1. Samson believed that his strength came from his uncut hair. I’ve known athletes that believed their strength or speed came from God. Yet, I believe David is talking about a different kind of strength — an inner strength rather than a physical strength. We all face…

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I have set the Lord always before me, because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. — Psalms 16:7-8. God is ever present at our side, but whether we recognize his presence and communicate is up to us. He never forces himself on us. In modern language we might say, “God has…

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O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your Holy Hill? — Psalm 15:1 The psalmist is asking God who gets to dwell with God in heaven.  We were all raised to believe the answer is those who believe in God and do what is right and good. But Jesus sought…

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I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me. — Psalm 13:6. I celebrated another birthday last Saturday, and people would ask how do I feel. The above Psalm is my answer, although I am confident that God would prefer I not sing. God blessed me with many gifts, but a beautiful…

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