Psalm 51 Introduction For the choir director. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. David, a man after God’s own heart, who followed the Lord with all his heart, was still flesh and blood. He was still human, and he was tempted to sin … Continue reading Honest Confession
Yesterday, I received notice that the building where my husband and I had first met, and where our relationship first began 47 years ago, had gone up in flames overnight. It had begun as a church building in 1885, but that church fellowship apparently sold it to the University of Akron in 1952 (1). That … Continue reading The Old Church
Do you ever feel as though God has allowed you to go through difficulties, trials, and tribulations so that you feel his heart? So that, when he speaks, you get his words, down deep into the very depths of your soul, because you have experienced, to some extent, what God has or is experiencing? Well, … Continue reading More Than Words
What are our minds set on? If we had to be perfectly honest, what consumes most of our thinking? What permanent or established way of thinking is what drives us, motivates us, and inspires us to do what we do? I know we have jobs we have to do, people to take care of, chores, … Continue reading What are We Thinking?
This song is a call to arise (get up; stand up), be steadfast and persistent, and to let our lights (Jesus Christ; our salvation; the gospel; purity; and truth) shine forth from us, so that those outside of faith in Jesus Christ may come to him, to know his saving grace. We may need this … Continue reading Arise and Shine
What are you going through? Have you lost a loved one to death? Your spouse has left you for another? Or, your spouse is a sex addict? Your kids are rebellious, drug addicted and out-of-control? You lost your job? You don’t know how you are going to pay your bills? You have just been diagnosed … Continue reading Eyes on Jesus
Friday, June 23, 2017, 7:51 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “To My Beloved.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Ephesians 4:17-24 (NASB). No Longer (vv. 17-19) So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, … Continue reading Put On the New