August 21

“I will search for faithful peopleto be my companions.” – Psalm 101:6 (NLT)          I have lots of friends.  I hope you do, too.  I have friends at church.  I have friends from the Y.  I have friends from cities all around the country where I’ve lived and pastored.  I have friends that I’ve grown up with.  I have friends I went… Continue reading August 21

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August 20

“I will lead a life of integrity in my own home.” – Psalm 101:2 (NLT)          Why is it that we often treat the worst the people we say we love the most?  It’s true, isn’t it?  There are some of us who are so well thought of when we go to work or church.  We smile, we’re kind, we’re… Continue reading August 20

August 19

“I will sing of your love and justice, Lord.” – Psalm 101:1 (NLT)          Aren’t you grateful for the love of God?  He loves us fully, completely, and unconditionally. It is always amazing to me when I think about it.  But are you as grateful for the JUSTICE of God? Justice is love’s twin sister.  I know it doesn’t seem so, but… Continue reading August 19

August 17

“Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.” – Psalm 100:3 (NLT)          Sometimes there are words that I’ve read in passages over and over, and then one day they just jump off the page at me. Today was one of those days.  I was reading… Continue reading August 17

August 16

“Moses and Aaron were among His priests; Samuel also called on His Name.  They cried to the Lord for help, and He answered them.” – Psalm 99:6 (NLT)          I’ve had the privilege of meeting a few “famous” people in my life.  When I worked at the Y in Houston, we had a couple of different movie stars… Continue reading August 16

August 15

“Make a joyful symphony before the Lord, the King!” – Psalm 98:6 (NLT)          There’s a lot of debate about who is the greatest basketball player of all time.  To me, it’s Michael Jordan.  I know there are other players who scored more points.  There have been players who have rebounded better, defended better, and handed out more assists,… Continue reading August 15

August 14

“He has remembered his promise to love and be faithful to Israel.” – Psalm 98:3 (NLT)          When Matt Grodsky met Laura Scheeler he knew she was the woman he wanted to marry. He even declared in front of his classmates so the whole world would know.  I’m not sure how many of them took him seriously. Probably… Continue reading August 14

August 13

“Light shines on the godly, and joy on those whose hearts are right.” – Psalm 98:11 (NLT)          I had a friend a few years ago that went in to get his heart checked out.  He hadn’t been having any major issues, but he hadn’t quite been feeling himself. He found himself getting tired more easily.  He was experiencing some… Continue reading August 13

August 12

“Tell all the nations, ‘The Lord reigns!’” – Psalm 96:10 (NLT)          I want you to fulfill this verse today.  I want you to declare to the world, “The Lord reigns!” But I don’t want you to use words.  And I don’t want you to tell them the Lord reigns over THEM.  I want you to show the world the Lord reigns over… Continue reading August 12

August 11

“Worship the Lord in all his holy splendor.  Let all the earth tremble before him.” – Psalm 96:9 (NLT)          Some time back, I was in Pennsylvania with some friends and we went into my favorite pizza place.  While we were sitting there enjoying pizza as only the Italians in PA can make it, a young teenage boy walked in… Continue reading August 11