Psalm 40: 1-3

I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise… Continue reading Psalm 40: 1-3


Psalm 37:7

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.Psalm 37:7 (NIV) This verse feels like the opposite of the American reaction to adversity. The "pull yourself up by your bootstraps and outwit the enemy" mentality. Instead this Psalm… Continue reading Psalm 37:7

Summer Study: Ephesians 5

The chapter starts out with a list of "dos" and "don’ts" for the people of Ephesus.  Don’t have a hint of sexual immorality or impurity.  Don’t engage in obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking.  Don’t get drunk on wine.  Do speak with Thanksgiving.  Do make the most of every opportunity.  Live wisely.  Be filled with… Continue reading Summer Study: Ephesians 5

Unsolicited Advice

I was on the phone yesterday with an advertiser.  I handle what little phone book ads we do at my company, and this was one of the bigger company reps.  He was very nice and polite, as most reps are.  The deadline for the book in question, however, was going to be towards the beginning… Continue reading Unsolicited Advice