Category Archives: Psalms

4 Minute Daily Devotions: Room for Hypocrites

Psalm 26:4 I do not sit with deceitful men, nor do I consort with hypocrites; Over the years, I’ve heard some people say, “I don’t go to church. It’s full of hypocrites.” My usual answer to that is: “Don’t worry. … Continue reading

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Daily Devotions: Fractured Feelings

Romans 8:18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. I was feeling sorry for myself the other day. It was the usual round of over worked, over worried, … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: Godspell Goodies

Psalm 5:11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. I went to our Youth Players opening … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: Outside the Box

Psalm 37: 5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him and He will do this. Our congregation is about to embark on a new adventure. We are trying to raise $1 million in order to renovate our church … Continue reading

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Daily Devotions: A Faithful End

How a local funeral became a place of blessing after a tragic plane crash. Psalm 145: 14 The LORD upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. Podcast version click here I was at a … Continue reading

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Daily Devotions: Picturing the Psalms

Luke 24:45 Then Jesus opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. I regularly suffer from insomnia, so the chances are that you’ll find me reading, writing, or drawing late at night. I do this to keep my mind … Continue reading

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Daily Devotions: Faithful Foundations

Psalm 11:3 When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Our modern Western Church is facing a dilemma and we are at a turning point in our history. For centuries, Western Christianity has been one of the … Continue reading

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Daily Devotions: The Tank Man of Tiananmen Square

Psalm 147:6 The LORD sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground. It was the most courageous act that I have ever seen in my life. It took place twenty years ago today in the Chinese capital of … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: Stomp!

Psalm 67: 3 May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you. I went to see “Stomp!” last night at the Tennessee Theater in Knoxville. It was absolutely incredible. The performers and dancers were fantastic and … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: Sacred Memory

Psalm 44: 1 We have heard with our ears, O God; our fathers have told us what you did in their days, in days long ago. Podcast version here Modern technology is absolutely amazing. For the last fifteen minutes, I’ve … Continue reading

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