Provocative Devotion: Psalm 38:1-9 & 21-22 “The Failure of Self-Esteem”

Clearly David has self-esteem issues. The guilt that drips from the verses of this Psalm is palpable. He is feeling God's displeasure. God's arrows have pierced David's heart and the hand of the Lord's discipline weighs heavy on Him. For many people today such a view of self and of God is rejected out of …

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Provocative Devotion: Psalm 35:1-8, 11-14 “It is Hard to Love Some People”

We have seen it time and again in the first 35 Psalms, David crying out to God because there are people who seek to do him harm. They have ill will in their hearts towards him and in some case want him dead. Each time David has cried out to the Lord for His protection …

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Friendship in an Age of Social Media Polarization, Soundbites, and Vitriol

I have recently noticed a rash of statements along these lines, If you support (insert controversial cause/organization/political position here) then unfriend me now. It is the latest social media trend of polarization and follows on the heels of the name calling, truth stretching, innuendo flinging, and assuming the worst possible motives of others that is …

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