Giving Thanks

We are taught at a young age to say “thank you.” When you are raising a child and the “thank you” is not said when the child receives something, there is a prompt given. “Say thank you,” we say. Young people know this too well. Mom and dad will give the eyes if you receive […]

Burst Out in Songs

I love music and I love to sing. The problem is no one really enjoys hearing the sweet melodies I sing. I haven’t figured out how to sing in the right keys. Even so, God loves to hear me sing. He loves to hear you sing too! The Psalms reference singing and praising God often. […]

Filled and Forget

In Hosea 13, we read that the people of God were fed and satisfied, but it doesn’t stop there.  When they were satisfied, they became proud and forgot all about God. This verse reminds me of something that has happened in my own life, and something that I’ve seen all around me. We are blessed […]

Practice These Things

One of my favorite verses is Philippians 4:8; Paul tells us in this verse where we are to focus or to dwell. The Greek word for dwell is “logizomai” which means to count, to decide, to think, to reason, to take into account. In today’s passage, Paul tells us what to practice, and he also […]

A Banquet of Praise

I’ve been to many banquets over the years; each one is a great celebration. In today’s verse, it speaks about “a banquet of praise.” The NIV says, “Sacrifice thank offerings to God.” Now today we do not sacrifice thank offerings like they once did; however, we still should offer praise to God. He alone deserves […]