May the Words of my Mouth

In preparing to serve at the Dallas Processing Center for Operation Christmas Child, I have been praying that the words of David in Psalm 19:14 would be true of me. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to You, Lord, my rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14 (HCSB) […]

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Psalm Saturday | Where Does My Help Come From?

This week, we continue our exploration of the Hallel psalms, keeping our focus on the psalms that comprise “The Great Hallel.” In ancient times, Jews recited these hymns during the three annual pilgrim festivals as they offered the required sacrifices in the Temple of Jerusalem. These Psalms express confidence and gratitude for God’s divine providence. […]

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Psalm Saturday | Psalm 117

The shortest psalm, Psalm 117 is a psalm of praise. The psalmist encourages Gentiles to praise Israel’s God, the only true God. The unknown psalmist declares that Israel’s God has been fully revealed through His acts in Creation, in the promises made and kept to Abraham, and in the redemption of Abraham’s descendants. Psalm 117 […]

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Psalm Saturday: Psalm 9 Gratitude

Gratitude is an amazing thing. When I get down, shifting my focus from what’s bugging me to the numerous things I should be grateful and thankful for immediately changes my perspective. Gratitude reminds me that even when things look bleak, there is way more good in this world than we can always readily see. It […]

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Psalm Saturday: Psalm One Devotional

Psalm One is one of the best known and most beloved psalms, summarizing the two roads of life people can choose: a) the way of the righteous and b) the way of the wicked. There is a right way and a wrong way. The right way leads us closer to God. The wrong way leads […]

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