Prayer 101: The Ways God Heals

I will exalt you, Lord,    for you lifted me out of the depths    and did not let my enemies gloat over me.2 Lord my God, I called to you for help,    and you healed me.3 You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead;    you spared me from going down to the pit. 4 Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people;    praise his holyContinue reading “Prayer 101: The Ways God Heals”

Prayer 101: Do I Really Need to Pray?

10 “For this is what the Lord says: ‘When Babylon’s seventy years are completed, I’ll take note of you and will fulfill my good promises to you by bringing you back to this place. 11 For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for well-being, and not for calamity, in order to give you aContinue reading “Prayer 101: Do I Really Need to Pray?”

Seven Essential Questions: Who is God?

11 Finally, brothers and sisters, good-bye. Put things in order, respond to my encouragement, be in harmony with each other, and live in peace—and the God of love and peace will be with you. 12 Say hello to each other with a holy kiss.[a] All of God’s people say hello to you. 13 The grace of the Lord JesusContinue reading “Seven Essential Questions: Who is God?”

Hello Little Girl

Since Monday, when Sydney was flown from Tyler to Dallas and has been in the hospital there, I have had a few lines of a poem/song floating in my head. Tonight I decided I needed to get it written down. The title is “Hello Little Girl. I started out planning to use the tune ofContinue reading “Hello Little Girl”

Bear Fruit (Psalm 1)

When I began this series, my intention was, we would spend a year in Psalms. It dawned on me that to do that, It would be necessary to have a minimum of two posts for each psalm. So, with that in mind, I am backing up to Psalm 1 and adding a second post. MyContinue reading “Bear Fruit (Psalm 1)”

Prayers for a Precious Child of God

21 From there, Jesus went to the regions of Tyre and Sidon. 22 A Canaanite woman from those territories came out and shouted, “Show me mercy, Son of David. My daughter is suffering terribly from demon possession.” 23 But he didn’t respond to her at all. His disciples came and urged him, “Send her away; she keeps shoutingContinue reading “Prayers for a Precious Child of God”

Shielded (Psalm 5)

Psalm 5 For the music leader. For the flutes. A psalm of David. 5 Hear my words, Lord!    Consider my groans!2     Pay attention to the sound of my cries, my king and my God,        because I am praying to you!3 Lord, in the morning you hear my voice.    In the morning I lay it all out before you.    Then I wait expectantly.4 BecauseContinue reading “Shielded (Psalm 5)”

Restored By God (Psalm 3)

Psalm 3 A psalm of David, when he fled from his son Absalom. 3 Lord, I have so many enemies!    So many are standing against me.2 So many are talking about me:    “Even God won’t help him.” Selah3 But you, Lord, are my shield!    You are my glory!    You are the one who restores me.4 I cry out loud to the Lord,    and heContinue reading “Restored By God (Psalm 3)”