Category Archives: Thinking Thursday

A Psalm of Ascent–Psalm 133

A psalm of ascent was sung by the people coming together in worship on the way up to Jerusalem. It was literally an ascent because Jerusalem is 2500 feet above sea level, but it was also an ascent in thought … Continue reading

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A Psalm of Pilgrimage (Psalm 84)

This psalm was originally part of the trip to Jerusalem for festivals in the temple. How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts! My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh … Continue reading

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A Psalm of Lament

Psalm 79 is a communal lament. The writer of Psalm 79, as in other psalms of lament, complains to God.How long, O LORD? Will you be angry forever? Will your jealousy burn like fire? (Psalm 79:5)  Does God allow us … Continue reading

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Why Won’t You Come to the Party?

When one of those who reclined at table with him heard these things, he said to him, “Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!” But he said to him, “A man once gave a great … Continue reading

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From Joseph to Jesus: My Testimony

I have been writing thoughts about my Christian faith for some time, but I don’t think I have ever shared my conversion story. Before I was taught by the Mormons in my teens, I only knew what I had learned … Continue reading

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Nanny McPhee and the Road to Emmaus

No, it’s not a new sequel film, but a strange coincidence. What happened on the Emmaus road is explained very neatly by Nanny McPhee. That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles … Continue reading

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You Must Follow Me

Christian life can be a bit like a roller-coaster. Life is great on the way up and cresting the top, but in between we have the downhill parts. How can we cope then? All of us have downhill parts in … Continue reading

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