Psalm 79 Two weeks ago my wife, Annie, was walking to church, listening to praise music, when she felt someone touch her backpack. She turned around and there were three young Moroccan men, nicely dressed in shorts and t-shirts as if they were headed toward the beach. One of them was trying to get her [...]
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Psalm 136 Luke 17:11-19 Acts 27 (Started with story of The Ungrateful Tiger for the Children’s Chat) Being thankful is a universal value. The story I told about the Ungrateful Tiger comes originally from Korea or maybe India and on the internet, there are stories from around the world about the importance of being thankful. [...]
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Psalm 55 My mother had the kind of personality that valued loyalty above all else. The worst thing that could happen to her was for someone she trusted to betray her trust. This is why the family fight over my grandfather’s business was so devastating to her. She moved with my father to his family’s [...]
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Psalm 33 Joy and happiness are not the same thing. They are not synonyms. Happiness feels good. Happiness is conditional. If things go well I am happy. Because happiness is so dependent on what happens to me, it is a very superficial emotion. It comes and goes. I get an email from someone I like [...]
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Psalms [Watch this short video: Saved But Not Whole] Despite what you have heard, Christians are not nice people. After all, do nice people get angry? Are nice people jealous? Do nice people feel bitter and betrayed and delight in delicious plots of revenge? Are nice people discouraged and depressed? Are nice people hypocritical? Don’t [...]
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