Category Archives: Psalms

Alarmed? Love the Lord Courageously  (Psalm 31, Pt 3)

Fear. The word “alarm” speaks of fear, apprehension, fright, or panic. Under the heading “Trust the Lord Knowledgeably” I highlighted David’s exhortation in Psalm 31 in response to feeling alarmed.  That was the opener to a three-part series from Psalm … Continue reading

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Alarmed? Love the Lord Resolutely   (Psalm 31, Pt 2)

Have you ever noticed how fear feelings can distort perceptions? If you’ve ever awakened out of a nightmare you know what I mean. Finally awake, you realize there is no actual danger. Yet the feelings keep you dwelling on the … Continue reading

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Alarmed? Trust the Lord Knowledgeably. (Psalm 31)

Read news headlines and you’ll find plenty to concern you. Headlines announce riots in France, water shortages in the West, another ebola death, stocks plunging again, and tech companies monitoring us through our devices. Military, police, and security people face … Continue reading

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Is Self-Esteem in Psalm 139?

It was in the 1970s that the self-esteem movement seriously infected the U.S. culture and grew to epidemic proportions. It didn’t take long for Christians, myself included, to catch the virus and claim the need for a higher self-esteem. To … Continue reading

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Safety Amidst Conspiracies

Conspiracies have been common against leaders throughout history. A conspiracy is a secret plot by a group of people to do something harmful or unlawful. Those in collusion deceive in order to gain an unfair advantage, to defraud another of … Continue reading

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Dead Men Tell No Tales

In May 2013, Ibragim Todashev was shot to death by the FBI. Investigating, reporter Susan Zalkind found a tie between Todashev and the Boston Marathon bombing. Her report, The Murders Before the Marathon, in Boston Magazine, March 2014, relates that … Continue reading

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