Bible studies for writers

Bible studies for writers | Psalm 56

I went to church yesterday! And it was good church, too. Like, tears-in-my-eyes-the-whole-time and worship-songs-I-knew good church. On top of Covid, there were other reasons why I hadn’t attended church in quite a while, and the reasons stemmed from everything to laziness to bitterness and even some self-righteousness, I’m 100-percent sure. So, it was a… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Psalm 56

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Bible studies for writers | Psalm 55

Have you ever feared for your life? I think at different times in our lives we’ve all experienced fright. I hate it. It’s the reason I don’t watch horror movies. Fright and the fear of dying also makes my anxiety jump to the Nth degree, so I just try to stay away from it as… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Psalm 55

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Bible studies for writers | Psalm 54

I woke up this morning with a soul-wrenching memory of a time when my son got hurt. I felt the pain so deep in my heart that before I even opened my eyes, there were tears falling from them. And as I worked my way through that memory, remembering how I felt when I found… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Psalm 54

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Bible studies for writers | Psalm 53

David has shared the same sentiments we are reading today in prior psalms. I know because I remember giving the “EVERYONE” and “ALL” and “NO ONE” talk, the drama queen lesson, if you will. It was the post about getting all hot under the collar and going to the extreme with your anger, claiming that… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Psalm 53

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Bible studies for writers | Psalm 52

Giving someone a piece of your mind, especially in writing, can backfire. It’s easy to write down your anger and frustration in the moment and really mean it - in the moment. Sometimes I look back at things I’ve written in the past and think, “Man, I don’t even remember being that angry.” I’m not… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Psalm 52

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Bible studies for writers | Psalm 51

I always try to pray before I begin reading. I say try because sometimes I forget to ask for some guidance and just dive right in, but today, I remembered. And as I was praying - and before I started praying, actually - I was thinking about a time in my life that was bad.… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Psalm 51

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Bible studies for writers | Psalm 50

Making sacrifices is hard, and back when this psalm was written, sacrifice was a bit gruesome (or at least bloody, and to me, that kind of insinuates gruesomeness) even. Sacrificing animals is referenced several times in these few stanzas, which were written by one of King David’s chief musicians, Asaph. I got a hardcore vibe… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Psalm 50

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Bible studies for writers | Psalm 49

The last stanza of this psalm got me scratchin’ my head, so I’m going to leave it open for interpretation and hope that someone offers one. And I don’t have much to say about the other stanzas because they are pretty self-explanatory, and that’s just what I’m going with today - love and grace and… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Psalm 49

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Bible studies for writers | Psalm 48

It’s so glorious to feel like you’re on top of the world. And I’m 100 percent sure that God loves to see us in full happiness mode, especially when we’re celebrating with Him and because of Him. Think about how the Israelites must have felt when they sang this song, particularly when they were getting… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Psalm 48

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Bible studies for writers | Psalm 47

There is nothing more satisfying than a feel-it-deep-down-in-your-soul worship session. Nothing. It doesn’t matter if you are in a room with yourself and your iPhone or surrounded by 10,000 people; meaningful worship times just can’t be topped. They are the times when you get to just lie your head on God’s shoulder and weep or… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Psalm 47