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

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

Preserving Faith

Isaiah 26:1-4 ESV In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: “We have a strong city; he sets up salvation as walls and bulwarks. Open the gates, that the righteous nation that keeps faith may enter in. You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because … Continue reading Preserving Faith

Preference? or Principles?

Romans 15:1 ESV We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. We all have different convictions about things. Some of them are biblical, i.e. they are rooted in God’s moral laws, while others are more a matter of personal conscience and/or preference. And, … Continue reading Preference? or Principles?

Teach Me Your Word

Psalm 119:49-56 ESV Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope. This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life. The insolent utterly deride me, but I do not turn away from your law. When I think of your rules from of old, I take comfort, … Continue reading Teach Me Your Word

Our Hope in God

Romans 1:1-7 ESV Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power … Continue reading Our Hope in God