Thirsty Thursday- Gateway to God Psalm 137
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Thirsty Thursday- Gateway to God Psalm 137

By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion. There on the poplars we hung our harps, for there our captors asked us for songs, our tormentors demanded songs of joy; they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” How can we sing the songs of the Lord while in a foreign land? (Psalm 137:1-4) “Gateway to God”...

Thirsty Thursday- Say What? Psalm 136
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Thirsty Thursday- Say What? Psalm 136

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever. (Psalm 136:1) SAY WHAT? When my oldest son Matt graduated from college, he took an internship with an NGO called Food for the Hungry and headed off to Uganda for three months. It sounded like a great opportunity to learn and serve and grow, and so...

Thirsty Thursday- Idol Hands Psalm 135
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Thirsty Thursday- Idol Hands Psalm 135

The idols of the nations are silver and gold, made by human hands. They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see. They have ears, but cannot hear, nor is there breath in their mouths. Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them. (Psalm 135:15-18) “Idol Hands” I remember my grandmother used to...

Thirsty Thursday- Night Shift Psalm 134
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Thirsty Thursday- Night Shift Psalm 134

Psalm 134 – A song of ascents Come, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, who stand by night in the house of the Lord! Lift up your hands to the holy place, and bless the Lord. And may the Lord, maker of heaven and earth, bless you from Zion. “Night Shift” Being a pastor is a stressful job....

Thirsty Thursday- The Good (and Pleasant) Life Psalm 133
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Thirsty Thursday- The Good (and Pleasant) Life Psalm 133

A song of ascents. Of David. How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe. It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there...

Thirsty Thursday- Affliction and Self-Denial Psalm 132
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Thirsty Thursday- Affliction and Self-Denial Psalm 132

A song of ascents. Lord, remember David and all his self-denial. He swore an oath to the Lord, he made a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob: “I will not enter my house or go to my bed, I will allow no sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids, till I find a place for the Lord, a dwelling for the...

Thirsty Thursday- Calm and Quiet Psalm 131
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Thirsty Thursday- Calm and Quiet Psalm 131

My heart is not proud, Lord, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content. Israel, put your hope in the Lord both now and forevermore. (Psalm...

Thirsty Thursday- Shout it From the Gutters Psalm 130
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Thirsty Thursday- Shout it From the Gutters Psalm 130

A song of ascents. Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord; Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.  If you, Lord, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you. (Psalm 130:1-4) Shout it From the Gutters! This week is...

Thirsty Thursday- Long Furrows Psalm 129
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Thirsty Thursday- Long Furrows Psalm 129

“They have greatly oppressed me from my youth,” let Israel say; “they have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained the victory over me. Plowmen have plowed my back and made their furrows long. But the Lord is righteous; he has cut me free from the cords of the wicked.” (Psalm 129:1-4) “Long Furrows” The COVID-19 pandemic...

Thirsty Thursday- How Now? Psalm 128
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Thirsty Thursday- How Now? Psalm 128

A song of ascents. Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in obedience to him. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table. Yes, this will be the blessing for the man...