No One Does Good? Really?


Psalm 14:1-7 But no, all have turned away;      all have become corrupt. No one does good,      not a single one! Psalm 14:3 I remember when I first resolved to read through the whole Bible. I was in high school, and it seemed like the godly thing to do. But as I [Read More...]

A Psalm for Those of Us Who Are in Process

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Psalm 77:1-20 But then I recall all you have done, O LORD; I remember your wonderful deeds of long ago. Psalm 77:11 At the beginning of Psalm 77, the psalm writer is in a major funk. He is in the middle of some terrible personal crisis, and he is crying out to God for help [Read More...]

Enjoy Today’s Work

Psalm 37 Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Psalm 37:3 It’s really easy for me to wait for the next big thing. It’s a habit of mine, actually. When I was in middle school, I couldn’t wait to be in high school; when I was in high [Read More...]

A Prayer That’s Not Just for the Pulpit


Psalm 19:1-14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14 Growing up, one of my heroes was a Presbyterian pastor named Ben Patterson. He was the speaker at many of the Christian conferences I attended as a teenager, [Read More...]

Trusting God in Spite of Your Circumstances

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Psalm 13:1-6 But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me. I will sing to the LORD because he is good to me. Psalm 13:5-6 There are times when it’s fairly easy to trust in God’s love, to rejoice in his salvation, and to sing because he has been [Read More...]

[VIDEO] Balancing Act


We’re all busy. We all probably have too much on our plates for our own good. And it’s not just at work, but also at home, in ministry, even catching up with stuff on the DVR. How did all of that stuff get there? [Read more...]