Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 27- Memorable
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Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 27- Memorable

I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. (Psalm 27:13-14) Memorable I’m a big fan of quotes.  I am always impressed when someone can rattle off a few lines from a famous poem...

Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 26-Blameless?
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Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 26-Blameless?

Vindicate me, Lord, for I have led a blameless life; I have trusted in the Lord and have not faltered.  Test me, Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind; for I have always been mindful of your unfailing love, and have lived in reliance on your faithfulness.  (Psalm26:1-3) Blameless? A while back I came across an article in Church Leaders Magazine entitled...

Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 25-Selective Memory
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Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 25-Selective Memory

Remember, O Lord, your compassion and unfailing love, which you have shown from long ages past. Do not remember the rebellious sins of my youth. Remember me in the light of your unfailing love, for you are merciful, O Lord. (Psalm25:6-7) Selective Memory As I get older, I am beginning to realize that my memory isn’t as...

Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 24- The King of Glory
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Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 24- The King of Glory

Lift up your heads, you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. (Psalm 24:9) The King of Glory When I was a kid, one of the things I remember about being in church was that you had to behave in certain ways. You had to show “reverence” (whatever...

Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 23- The Good Shepherd
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Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 23- The Good Shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd… (Psalm 23:1a) The Good Shepherd My grandfather was a shepherd, on a little farm on the outskirts of Metamora, MI. My dad recalled seeing his father leading the sheep through the fields, carrying a bucket of saltwater. He would walk slowly in front of the flock, flinging the tasty, salty elixir...

Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 22- Never Alone
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Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 22- Never Alone

Do not be far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help. (Psalm 22:11) Never Alone Back in 2015, movie goers were treated to two outstanding performances by two great actors—Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant, and Matt Damon in The Martian. Even though the settings couldn’t have been more different, both stories were...

Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 21- It’s All About Him
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Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 21- It’s All About Him

The king rejoices in your strength, Lord.     How great is his joy in the victories you give! Be exalted in your strength, Lord we will sing and praise your might. (Psalm 21:1, 13) It’s All About Him! Christmas is always a special time for me—a time for giving and receiving gifts, for spending time with family...

Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 20- Best Fans Ever!
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Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 20- Best Fans Ever!

May we shout for joy over your victory, and lift up our banners in the name of our God! (Psalm 20:5) Best Fans Ever! My wife Heidi and I lived in Sheboygan, Wisconsin for five years. When we prepared to move there, people warned us about two things: the winters will be long and cold, and the Green Bay...

Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 19- Glory to God in the Highest
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Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 19- Glory to God in the Highest

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the...

Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 18- What More Can I Say?
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Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 18- What More Can I Say?

I love you, Lord, my strength. (Psalm 18:1) What More Can I Say? A couple of weeks ago, we had our whole family together—not only for a Thanksgiving dinner, but also to celebrate the Rose family Christmas.  As our children have gotten older, finding ways to celebrate these holidays together has become more and more challenging. We...