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03
Jul

Psalm 106-107

Daily Reading Psalm 106-107 Daily Thought “Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to a city to dwell in” (Psalm 107:4). Literally it says they just want a place to sit. They are “hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them” (v 5). Job to job, relationship to relationship, community to community, they wander, […]

02
Jul

Psalm 103-105

Daily Reading Psalm 103-105 Daily Thought “The universe is a pretty big space. It’s bigger than anything anyone has ever dreamed of before,” says Ellie Arroway, a character in the movie “Contact,” adapted from a novel by American astrophysicist Carl Sagan. “So, if it’s just us, seems like an awful waste of space, right?” As […]

01
Jul

Psalm 96-102

Daily Reading Psalm 96-102 Daily Thought When David became king, the country was divided and disheartened. Israel required a king who would unify and lead. How to pull a country together and point it in the right direction is the task of the new king, and David embraces it enthusiastically. Psalm 101, “I will sing” […]

30
Jun

Psalm 90-95

Daily Reading Psalm 90-95 Daily Thought Life is competition. There is always someone bigger, someone better, someone smarter, someone stronger. We are on a constant quest for improvement and achievement and growth. It is true in everything, except one thing: our God. There is no God bigger, no God better, no God smarter, no God […]

29
Jun

Psalm 86-89

Daily Reading Psalm 86-89 Daily Thought I am writing this on a Saturday. It’s Donut Day, and always has been. When we were little, my brother and I went with Dad to help him choose the right donuts. Later, the teen years, we preferred sleeping in. Still, Dad disappeared each Saturday, before we or the […]

28
Jun

Psalm 80-85

Daily Reading Psalm 80-85 Daily Thought God made the nation of Israel out of a promise to Abraham, raising her and caring for her, delivering her from Egypt and planting her in a land of her own. “I will walk among you and will be your God, and you shall be my people. I am […]

27
Jun

Psalm 78-79

Daily Reading Psalm 78-79 Daily Thought “Do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ Your heavenly Father knows that you need them” (Matthew 6:31-32). Still, Israel thinks it’s a game of chance. “Can God spread a table in the wilderness? Can he also give bread […]

26
Jun

Psalm 74-77

Daily Reading Psalm 74-77 Daily Thought “I can’t sleep!” That’s what Psalm 77:1-4 says, and we’ve all been there. Something is troubling and turning over and over in Asaph’s thoughts, “You hold my eyelids open; I am so troubled I cannot speak” (Psalm 77:4). He’s focused on the problem and he can’t figure it out. […]

25
Jun

Psalm 70-73

Daily Reading Psalm 70-73 Daily Thought I’ve had on my facebook profile a picture of Charlie Brown dancing and leaping and holding hands with his dog Snoopy, and the caption reads, “What if today, we were just grateful for everything?” I’m almost halfway through the Psalms, and the recurring theme has been, “What if today, […]

24
Jun

Psalm 66-69

Daily Reading Psalm 66-69 Daily Thought ‘Walk your talk’ is an important reminder. The church is rightly accused of hypocrisy when we say one thing and do another. The book of James asks, “What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? I will show you my […]

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