Wholesome and Clean

Ezekiel 37:23b – I will wash away their sin and make them clean, and I will protect them from everything that makes them unclean. They will be my people, and I will be their God. (CEV) There is a major house renovation going on close to where we live. Actually, it has been in progress […]

Leaping To Conclusions

Oh, I know we all have problems. I know there are difficulties in lives I am unaware of. I know that some people just are not emotionally demonstrative. Yet, I am not talking emotion. I am talking knowingly giving God glory for what He is and what He’s done, and what He’s doing in our lives.

Joy

“I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart” (Where?) Down in my heart (Where?) Down in my heart to stay!” I sang that song in Sunday School. I grew up in the church. So many classic Sunday School songs come back to me now and minister to my heart – just when […]

What Is The World Coming To?

People wonder. In light of the recent crop of wars popping up in the Middle-East nations, people wonder. With the speculations of Apocalypse, Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, people wonder. Yesterday, I read about the burning of 69 churches in Ethiopia, 30 Christian homes, a Christian orphanage, a Christian office building, and more.  Blatant sin is touted as […]

Mountain Top Feeling

“As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him, “Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” – Luke 9:33 This morning I’m crawling out of my sleeping bag on the floor of a church in Central Florida. […]

How To Worship God

My 4 year-old granddaughter Kinsey graduated to “big church” from the pre-school department. Now she gets to stay with us until the welcoming time and then she goes to children’s church with the older kids. Today she was swaying to the combined choirs and singing along. She was so happy to be part of the […]

Make a Joyful Noise

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Psalm 100:1-2 Psalm 100 is one of the shorter Psalms but it contains marvelous reminders of the goodness of the Lord. It begins with a call to praise, to make a joyful noise to […]

Tremble

Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob… Psalm 114:7 There is something comforting in knowing we worship a God who causes all the earth to tremble. The popular thinking of today tends to shy away from a God of power and might, choosing to emphasize […]

How Do You Worship?

Do you sit quietly and whisper words of praise? Do you raise your hands and sway with the beat of the music? Do you cradle your emotions and horde the joy you have in knowing God? Does it really matter how you express your love to God for the glory He has bestowed upon you […]