Thirsty Thursday- You’re Surrounded Psalm 125
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Thirsty Thursday- You’re Surrounded Psalm 125

Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,which cannot be shaken but endures forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people both now and forevermore. (Psalm 125:1-2) You’re surrounded! “Don’t move! You’re surrounded!” What sort of image comes to your mind when you hear that phrase? What’s your gut reaction? I can imagine a homeowner, surrounded by deadly wildfires,...

Thirsty Thursday- The Power of a Lie Psalm 124
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Thirsty Thursday- The Power of a Lie Psalm 124

If it had not been the Lord who was on our side—let Israel now say—if it had not been the Lord who was on our side when our enemies attacked us, then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us; Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. (Psalm...

Thirsty Thursday- It’s All About Him
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Thirsty Thursday- It’s All About Him

Merry Christmas! I hope your life has been filled with the hope, peace, joy and love of Jesus this Advent season! The intense challenges of 2020 have only served to highlight our need for God’s presence and power among us. And they may also serve to intensify the joy as we celebrate our King of...

Thirsty Thursday- Beggars CAN be Choosers Psalm 123
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Thirsty Thursday- Beggars CAN be Choosers Psalm 123

A song of ascents. I lift up my eyes to you, to you who sit enthroned in heaven. As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a female slave look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he shows us his mercy....

Thirsty Thursday- Lord of the House Psalm 122
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Thirsty Thursday- Lord of the House Psalm 122

  I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”  (Psalm 122:1) “LORD OF THE HOUSE” My wife Heidi and I have been working harder than ever to prepare for our family Christmas this year. It’s a huge deal every year, of course, but 2020 has really ramped up...

Thirsty Thursday- Imperfect Psalm 121
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Thirsty Thursday- Imperfect Psalm 121

The Lord will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. (Psalm 121:7-8) “IMPERFECT” This past Sunday, we entered the season of Advent, the four-week liturgical period leading up to Christmas. Most of your Advent Calendars probably simplify it by counting down the days from December 1st to the...

Thirsty Thursday- I am Peace Psalm 120
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Thirsty Thursday- I am Peace Psalm 120

Psalm 120 – A song of ascents. I call on the Lord in my distress, and he answers me. Save me, Lord, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues. What will he do to you, and what more besides, you deceitful tongue? He will punish you with a warrior’s sharp arrows, with burning coals of the broom bush. Woe to...

Thirsty Thursday- Ox, House, Camel, Door Psalm 119
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Thirsty Thursday- Ox, House, Camel, Door Psalm 119

א Aleph 1 Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord. ת Taw 176 I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten your commands. (Psalm 119:1, 176) “Ox, House, Camel, Door” (Aleph, Beth, Gimel, Daleth) Having raised three children of my own, and now watching my five (soon...

Thirsty Thursday- Dire Straits Psalm 118
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Thirsty Thursday- Dire Straits Psalm 118

When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord; and he brought me into a spacious place. (Psalm 118:5) “Dire Straits” If you read the title of this post and immediately thought of the song “Sultans of Swing,” then you are either a young fan of classic rock or a not-so-young child of the 1970’s. Guess which one I...

Thirsty Thursday- Ockham’s Razor Psalm 117
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Thirsty Thursday- Ockham’s Razor Psalm 117

Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord. (Psalm 117)  “Ockham’s Razor” On September 3, 2012 Sir Richard Branson–the famous entrepreneur and founder of the Virgin Group enterprise—created a buzz in the tech world when he tweeted “Complexity is your enemy. Any fool...