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Psalm 6 Devotion: A Prayer of Repentance

Sunday morning, I sat in the church pew. The preacher had exalted us to repent of our sins. As the worship leader sang “Just as I am,” I became convicted of a specific transgression. I knew God was calling me to the altar rail to repent of it and ask for forgiveness. The pull to move overwhelmed me.

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Psalm 4 Devotion: An Evening Prayer

David gives us Psalm 4 which we could read, meditate on, pray to God, or sing in the evening before we go to sleep.  As he wrote this psalm, I wonder if he thought of his time as a shepherd boy in the fields.  Did he look at a starry sky like this and talk to God? 

Psalm 1 Devotion: A Tree Planted by a Stream

What does it mean to “be a disciple”?  In the Christian context, a disciple is one who follows Jesus.  If we are going to seek to be disciples of Jesus, then we are wise to look to scripture to help us know the way to follow.  We begin with Psalm 1.  This psalm sets two paths in front of us: the way of the wicked and the way of the blessed.  The word “blessed” in scripture catches my attention. 

Fifth Friday in Lent

For the season of Lent, we are taking a break from our usual Lingering Leaves posts in order to focus a bit more on contemplation. Each Friday we will offer a Visio Divina exploring a scripture and image that will help draw us into the Story of Christ’s Life, Death, & Resurrection. Journey with us…