Goodness and Mercy

Psalm 23:1-3 ESV The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Jesus Christ, my Lord and my Savior, is my guide, the one who directs … Continue reading Goodness and Mercy

Taking Liberties

Psalm 19:1-6 ESV The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the … Continue reading Taking Liberties

For His Purposes Alone

King David had it in his heart to build a house for God, for the ark of the covenant of God had been dwelling in a tent. But, the Lord sent Nathan the prophet to speak to David, telling him that it would not be him who would build a house for God, but it … Continue reading For His Purposes Alone

God’s Plans for Us

Within the church today, at least here in America, we have people who are preaching “feel good” messages to the people, telling them that they can “believe” in Jesus, that nothing is required of them, and that heaven is guaranteed them when they die, and that nothing bad will happen to them, and even that … Continue reading God’s Plans for Us

Hope That Heals

Life has its ups and downs. Some things are minor, and some things are major. But, even the minor things sometimes can be upsetting. And, this is especially true if there are a lot of them in rapid succession, one after another after another. Sometimes when they come like this we don’t even have much … Continue reading Hope That Heals

Walking with Integrity

Integrity (definition): “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values: INCORRUPTIBILITY” (M-W Dictionary). Thesaurus: honesty, truth, morality, honor, reliability, and uprightness. Antonym (opposite): immoral, crooked, dishonest, fraudulent, perverted, and wicked. Proverbs 19:1-3 ESV Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is crooked in speech and is … Continue reading Walking with Integrity