Getting Slimed – and a Marriage in Trouble

Pastoring has its perks ... serving our great Lord and Savior, seeing lives transformed by the Spirit, watching people invest in things that matter for eternity, being blamed for everything wrong at the church, hearing every complaint and whining, (oh, wait, did I say those last two out loud?), and getting the last word in… Continue reading Getting Slimed – and a Marriage in Trouble

The Variety of Worship Expressions — All To Bless The Lord

The final psalm in this journey of songs. And it is a super powerful ending. Not just powerful, but super powerful. This psalmist has hit an emotional high that each of us should connect with. The journey has been long. You’ve passed through treacherous places - dangerous by the surroundings as well as the sinister… Continue reading The Variety of Worship Expressions — All To Bless The Lord

When Relationships Outside the Church Impact Worship Inside the Church

We’re getting near the end of the Ascent Psalms, one more after this. The worshipper is in the a temple and worship is all around. I can visualize the scene ... crowds gathered, songs of praise lifted, the noise of animals being brought for sacrifice, priests around in their garments, teachings and discussions all through… Continue reading When Relationships Outside the Church Impact Worship Inside the Church

Promises We Hold On To

Prelude: a few weeks back we started to look at the Ascent Psalms. However, we stopped after 12 of the 15 Psalms. So today, we pick back up with the 13th, Psalm 132. So we are headed to worship. And these 15 Psalms prepare our hearts and minds for worship. And this is the longest,… Continue reading Promises We Hold On To