Shame

Scripture I hold fast to your statutes, Lord; do not let me be put to shame…Take away the disgrace I dread, for your laws are good. ~Psalm 119:31,39, NIV Quote I sometimes think that shame, mere awkward, senseless shame, does as much toward preventing good acts and straightforward happiness as any of our vices. ~Clyde …

Character Counts

Scripture David, my servant, is the one I chose to be king, and I will always be there to help and strengthen him. ~Psalm 89:20-21, CEV Quote Character is infinitely more important than physical attractiveness, talent or even brilliance. ~Timothy Keller Does Character count? During the Clinton administration, we were told by the media that …

Hot Air

Scripture Surely the lowborn are but a breath, the highborn are but a lie. If weighed on a balance, they are nothing; together they are only a breath. ~Psalm 62:9, NIV Quote If we trust God supremely, we no longer fully trust anything else. ~Timothy Keller If I were starting all over as a pastor, …

Flee As Bird

Scripture Oh, that I had wings like a dove; then I would fly away and rest!  ~Psalm 55:6, NLT Quote Life is short and unpredictable. Eat the dessert first! ~Helen Keller In Psalm 11, David’s counselors advice him to flee to the mountains: possibly in the early stages of Absalom’s rebellion. Eventually David did retreat …

The Enemies Curse

Scripture Cut his life short and let someone else have his job. ~Psalms 109:8, CEV Quote The most effective way to destroy a people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history. ~George Orwell The world a part from Christ believes in the power of the lie. Hitler believed that a lie …

Reading Between The Lines

Scripture You may not think you are very important, but the LORD chose you to be king, and you are in charge of the tribes of Israel. ~I Samuel 15:17, CEV Quote You can’t judge a book by looking at the cover. ~Naola Blackburn Bailey When Samuel, who was a prophet and a discerning man, …

Naomi’s Boy

Scripture The neighborhood women named him Obed, but they called him “Naomi’s Boy.” ~Ruth 4:17, CEV Quote Jesus is my LORD and Savior, not my religion. ~Image Quotes Ruth is a very short but very fascinating book. It contains all the emotions: sorrow, sadness, separation, grief, depression, bitterness and ecstatic joy. I love the book …