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Freedom to Feel

               One of my favorite things about David is his candor with God. I am currently doing Dr. Caroline Leaf’s brain detox program. It’s designed to help you rid your mind of toxic thinking patterns and replace it with healthy thinking patterns. She explains out of the gate that the most important thing is to be honest about how you…

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One Billion Personalities

Scripture: Psalm 95 Some wonder if it is okay to praise Him exuberantly. Yes! The Bible is full of examples. Today’s Psalm starts out with, “Come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.” Others wonder if it okay to worship Him in peaceful silence. Yes! The Bible is full of examples…

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The Day I Learned to Live in His Imagination

Scripture: Psalm 11 The intense conversation between David and his “friends” in Psalms 11 most likely took place in the early days of Saul persecuting him.  David continues to be steadfast in his faith when he frustratingly asks the men, “How can you say to me: ‘Flee like a bird to your mountain?” (Psalm 11:1b NLT). They then respond in…

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I’ve Been Redeemed

Scripture: Psalm 9 Boy, am I glad that I live in New Testament times. “You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked/You have erased their names forever. The enemy is finished, in endless ruins/the cities you uprooted are now forgotten.” Psalm 9:5-6 I can’t imagine living in fear of eternal doom. “Make them tremble in fear, O LORD/Let the…

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Learning to Trust Him

Scripture: Psalm 5 A friend of mine recently posted “forgiving someone is easy, it’s trusting them again that’s hard.” Everyone in Christian circles will tell you that you must put your trust in the LORD. That’s easy to say and assumes that you have some frame of reference. I went through a Christian 12-step program called Celebrate Recovery four years…

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My Daily Battle with Rebellion

Scripture: Psalm 2 Psalm 2 is a Messianic psalm in which nations and kings are urged to serve God because He has entrusted our ultimate judgment (the wrath of God or blessed eternity) to Christ. I keep gravitating to verse 1, “Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing?” I’m not surprised, given the amount of…

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Living by the Commandments He Gave Me

Scripture: Psalm 1 Read Scripture. Listen to God. Be obedient. Have faith. Pray vulnerably. Meditate on His Truths. Repent quickly. Seek Godly counsel. Surround yourself with Christ-like people. Fear not. Repeat. Psalm 1 perfectly captures my life before and after hearing, understanding, and living these commands. “Like the chaff which the wind drives away,” I had nothing to stabilize myself…

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