Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 52 – Bad Heroes
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Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 52 – Bad Heroes

“Why do you boast of evil, you mighty hero? Why do you boast all day long, you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God? Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin.” (Psalm 52:1) Bad Heroes In 1966, Italian film director Sergio Leone produced the classic Spaghetti Western, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” starring...

Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 51 – The Power of Then
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Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 51 – The Power of Then

Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. Then I will teach transgressors your ways so that sinners will turn back to you. (Psalm 51:12-13) The Power of Then If you know me personally, or if you’ve read enough of my Thirsty Thursday posts, you know that I love words....

Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 50 – God’s People?
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Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 50 – God’s People?

“Sacrifice thank offerings to God, fulfill your vows to the Most High, and call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.” (Psalm 50:14-15) God’s People? Maybe you’ve invited a neighbor or coworker to church and heard the excuse: “Why would I go to church? Christians are all so judgmental!” Of course, whenever I...

Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 49- How Much Is Enough?
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Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 49- How Much Is Enough?

Hear this, all you peoples; listen, all who live in this world, both low and high, rich and poor alike…People, despite their wealth, do not endure; they are like the beasts that perish. This is the fate of those who trust in themselves, and of their followers, who approve their sayings.  (Psalm 49:1-2, 12-13) How Much is...

Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 47 – Hands-On Training
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Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 47 – Hands-On Training

Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph!  (Psalm 47:1, NKJV) “Hands-On Training” You know those obnoxious advertisements that always pop up when you’re watching YouTube, doing a Google search, online shopping or just about or anything else? I saw one just today that was advertising a licensing...

Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 48 – Showing Off
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Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 48 – Showing Off

Great is the Lord, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, his holy mountain. For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end. (Psalm 48:1, 14) “Showing Off” Next Monday is July 4. All across this country we will be celebrating the day our forefathers declared independence from England...

Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 46 – R-E-L-A-X
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Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 46 – R-E-L-A-X

God is our strong refuge; he is truly our helper in times of trouble…He says, “Stop your striving and recognize that I am God! I will be exalted over the nations! I will be exalted over the earth!” The Lord who commands armies is on our side! The God of Jacob is our protector! (Psalm...

Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 45 – Suit Up!
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Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 45 – Suit Up!

Be here—the king is wild for you.     Since he’s your lord, adore him.   (Psalm 45:11, The Message) “Suit Up!” I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but we are knee-deep in “wedding season” right now. We were recently at a Lake Michigan beach and watched as two different wedding parties vied for just the perfect photo op....

Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 43-Help is Coming!
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Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 43-Help is Coming!

Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.  Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight.  (Psalm 43:3-4) Help is Coming! As we continue our walk through the book of psalms—one song at a time—this week’s “Thirsty Thursday”...

Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 41-STAND FOR SOMETHING
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Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 41-STAND FOR SOMETHING

Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the Lord delivers them in times of trouble. The Lord protects and preserves them—they are counted among the blessed in the land—he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.  (Psalm 41:1-2) STAND FOR SOMETHING I’ll bet you’ve heard the saying, “If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything!”...