Weekly Word – Psalm 9

I grew up in the church, I’ve been a Christian as long as I can remember. The first time I read the Bible was early in my teen years. I’ve been familiar with the stories as long as I can remember. Eventually, I came to an uncomfortable realization: God judges and punishes wicked and evil…andContinue reading “Weekly Word – Psalm 9”

Weekly Word – Psalm 22

I’m sharing thoughts on a Psalm each week for the college students I work with.  This week would be Psalm 9, but it seems appropriate to skip ahead to Psalm 22. 1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?     Why are you so far from saving me,     so far from my cries of anguish?Continue reading “Weekly Word – Psalm 22”

Weekly Word – Psalm 8

1 LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. 2 Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. I wasn’t happy it snowed on the second day of spring.  Yet,Continue reading “Weekly Word – Psalm 8”

Friday Devo – Psalm 6

I recently began sending the students in CSF a brief reflection on a Psalm each Friday.  My hope is that it will provide them with some motivation to read scripture.  I have enjoyed meditating on the Psalms, and I look forward to taking the next few years to get through them all!  I decided itContinue reading “Friday Devo – Psalm 6”

Friday Devo – Psalm 5

I recently began sending the students in CSF a brief reflection on a Psalm each Friday.  My hope is that it will provide them with some motivation to read scripture.  I have enjoyed meditating on the Psalms, and I look forward to taking the next few years to get through them all!  I decided itContinue reading “Friday Devo – Psalm 5”

Friday Devo – Psalm 4

I recently began sending the students in CSF a brief reflection on a Psalm each Friday.  My hope is that it will provide them with some motivation to read scripture.  I have enjoyed meditating on the Psalms, and I look forward to taking the next few years to get through them all!  I decided itContinue reading “Friday Devo – Psalm 4”

Habbakuk’s Conversation with God (Weekly Word)

Last night at CSF we continued our study of what I am calling secondary characters in the Bible, the sort of people who may not get top billing but who play an important part in the story.  We moved into the minor prophets last evening, looking at Habakkuk.  Originally I was going to do HabakkukContinue reading “Habbakuk’s Conversation with God (Weekly Word)”

Weekly Word – Job’s Suffering, Dialogue and General Awesomeness

I love the book of Job.  It is forty-two chapters of brilliant dialogue around the problem of evil and suffering that never really provides any solid answers.  People argue and debate, lose their temper and scream at each other.  Its great! I did not always like it.  I remember hearing people say, in regards toContinue reading “Weekly Word – Job’s Suffering, Dialogue and General Awesomeness”

The Story of Uriah, Bathsheba and David (Weekly Word)

I remember being at a church event once and the speaker was talking on the story of David and Bathsheba from 2 Samuel 11.  The story begins by noting that it was spring, the time when kings go off to war.  But David stayed home.  This, the speaker said, was his first mistake.  It beganContinue reading “The Story of Uriah, Bathsheba and David (Weekly Word)”