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April 23 – The Mighty Power of God

All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord; and all the families of the nations shall worship before him. For dominion belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations. (Psalm 22:27-28) Psalm 22, the lectionary psalm for this Sunday, paints a...

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April 16 – Let Everything Praise the Lord

Throughout my life, Psalms has been my constant go-to book in the Bible. When I am happy, I find rejoicing. When I am sad, I find encouragement. When I stray from God, I find direction. This Sunday the chorus from the South Carolina Governor’s School for Arts and...

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April 9 – Worship the Lord

When Paul and Barnabas traveled to Lystra and healed a crippled man, the people of the city praised them as gods. They shouted as the priests of Zeus began to prepare a sacrifice, but Paul and Barnabas turned the attention to the true and living God. They described...

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April 2, 2018 – Rejoice! He Lives!

Royalty has always fascinated me. I love reading books about Queen Elizabeth I, King Louis XIV, Catherine the Great and many others. I try not to be obsessed with modern royal families, but I can’t help myself. One of my favorite current TV shows is The Crown. I don’t...

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March 26, 2018 – Christ Is Risen! He Is Risen Indeed!

I love being part of a church that commemorates all of the events of Holy Week. I love how we started the week with the children singing and waving the palm branches as we celebrated the Triumphal Entry of Jesus. Then as we shifted our focus to the darker part of the...

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March 19 – Hosanna

Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David! Hosanna in the highest heaven! I love Palm Sunday with all of its fanfare and joy. How exciting it would have been to be part of the crowds lining the...

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My Help Comes from the Lord – March 12, 2018

Psalm 121 has long been one of my favorite psalms. I can’t count the times that I have turned to this psalm for encouragement and assurance. The first verse asks, “From where will my help come?” to which the second verse replies, “My help comes from the Lord, who made...

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March 5, 2018 – Restoration

Create in me a clean heart, O Gracious One, and put a new and right spirit within me. Enfold me in the arms of Love, and fill me with your Holy Spirit. Restore in me the joy of your saving grace, and encourage me with a new spirit. —Excerpt from Psalm 51 from Psalms...

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February 26 – Out of the Depths I Cry Unto You

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord. The Psalms provide such wonderful meditation for the Lenten season. The prayers in this wonderful collection of songs and poems have become my own as I seek a closer relationship with God through this time of repentance and...

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February 19 – Our Penitential Cry

Can you imagine what must have gone through Abraham’s mind when at ninety-nine years old God changed his name from Abram and reminded him that he would be the ancestor of a multitude of nations? At that point, following God had already led Abraham on some pretty...

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