Real Life With The Real God

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There’s No Fool Like…

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Psalm 53  Simply follow the news and you have to wonder, have we lost our minds? Look at the New York abortion bill as but one example. “The fool says in his heart, there is no God” seems to be on full display! Mankind is clearly “broken.” Is there hope?

Old Testament Grace?

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Psalm 51  Did God change His mind? Were people once saved by keeping the law but now are saved by grace? Isn’t this the “Grace Age”? No, God did not change His mind! He has always been a gracious God. We see it throughout the Old Testament. And David counts on it in this Psalm, Join us this […]

Help in the Nick of Time!

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Psalm 46  In the movie “2012,” the Yellowstone volcano blows, destroying the park. Jack Cusack, a hero in the movie, is aboard a small plane trying to outrun the every-growing crevasse splitting the runway behind the plane as it speeds towards takeoff. Miraculously, they survive, due to some spectacular flying skills of the pilot. Have you […]

Life Is Short

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Psalm 39  Fifty-two years ago, the Beatles released the song “When I’m Sixty-Four” on their classic album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” I bought that album when it first came out. And as I mentioned in October, I had my “Beatle’s Birthday.” I am 64. Sigh. Do I feel like it? No. Do I […]

Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

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Psalm 37:1-11  Okay, that’s not really what the Psalmist wants his readers to think when they read “do not fret because of evildoers.” It’s a popular concept, from a once popular song. I’ll let you judge whether the song was good, annoying, or somewhere in between. So, when he wrote “do not fret” (as most […]

The Universal Christmas Gift

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Psalm 32  We often think about Christmas presents this time of year. I have been thinking about what to get Debbie for a while and – other husbands, don’t be jealous – I am already done with getting her gifts! The fascinating thing, or maybe better to say, the frustrating thing, about getting her gifts is every […]

In the Face of Fear

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Psalm 27  Most of us have a phobia or two. We’re afraid of spiders or we’re afraid of heights. Some fears cause more life problems – a fear of crowds, for example. But in addition to “phobias,” most of us have faced fear due to life circumstances. A friend’s daughter (in another state) was robbed […]

Thanksgiving!

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Psalm 100  Turkey. Football. Family. Food. Did I say football? Next week is “Thanksgiving.” This is a uniquely American holiday, as Easter and Christmas are celebrated globally. The story behind Thanksgiving is fascinating, with the story of the Mayflower, the pilgrims, and Plymouth Rock (side note, if you enjoy reading, “Mayflower” by Nathaniel Philbrick, is […]

Direction!

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Psalm 25  The advancement of cell phone technology makes finding our way in the dark much easier. In days gone by, I used a paper map. In the dark, we were forced to use the dome light to read the map, hoping we knew where we were on the map and hoping we could read […]