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God Delights in Me

What do you enjoy? Do you have a list? Here's a list of some things that I enjoy: Spending time with family Watching my son play baseball Playing the piano Drinking Caribou Coffee Reading my Kindle Eating Krispy Kreme donuts …

Episode 90: Rejoicing in Your Tents

Are any challenges approaching you? Are you quietly, soberly, perhaps fearfully facing the prospects of tomorrow? No matter what assailant is staked out on the hillside against you, there is hope. Pause briefly with Pastor Thomas Overmiller…

Rejoicing in Your Tents

Imagine that you are a bird, perched on the branch of a tree some 3,000 years ago. Overlooking a verdant valley in Israel, you see the tents of an invading army staked across the distant hillside. On the opposite hillside, you see the tents…

Episode 86: Pray This Way, Sometimes

Sometimes you need to pray quickly, minus the regular formalities we often associate with prayer. And you need to pray with the right heart attitude. Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to learn some quick, important lessons from Psalm 70 for how…

Pray This Way, Sometimes

Need help from God? Pray! That's what David does in Psalm 70. Here's how he begins. Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O LORD. (Psalm 70:1) Does this strike you as an odd or informal way to begin a prayer to God?…

Episode 85: Do You Wrestle with This Temptation?

The pursuit of God and the practice of godly living has nothing to do with a self-centered, “what’s in it for me” attitude. Yet David admits his struggle with this very thing. Do you know this struggle? Do you wrestle with this temptation…

Do You Wrestle with This Temptation?

God is always good to his people, all the time. That's what David affirms in Psalm 73:1. But in doing so, he makes an honest admission. Can you relate? He had been jealous of ungodly people (Psalm 73:2-3). His jealousy centered on their material…

A Psalm for Helpless People

A Series of Unfortunate Events Are you facing an insurmountable challenge? Do you feel helpless and alone? How should you respond? David provides us with a helpful glimpse at a wholesome response to trials in Psalm 34. That's why I like to…

God's Word Above His Name

A good friend recently asked me to explain King David's intended meaning when he said (Psalm 138:2), "You have magnified Your word above all Your name." Does this mean that God's Word is more important than God's name? If that's what David is…