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“Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to thank the LORD into the hand of Asaph and his brethren.” I Chronicles 16:7. It was a great day for Israel.  The Ark of the Covenant which had been taken from their midst many years before was finally returned and set in its place in the tent that David had prepared for it.  As the people gathered to rejoice, many offerings were made to the Lord.  One of the first things that David did was appoint a group of Levites to give praise and make music before the Lord.  David…

“And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD.” Jeremiah 23:4 One of the hosts on our local radio station begins his program each day with a “Shout Out” to people or organizations that are contributing to the well-being of our city during this uncertain time.  He sometimes singles out individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty for the sake of others.  He speaks of organizations who are doing whatever they can to help people cope…

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 With the holiday’s approaching I have been reflecting upon my childhood more and more. I grew up with little; I wore a lot of goodwill clothes, there were many days I brought a homemade lunch to school on pizza day because we did not have $2 to spare, a lot of my gifts were from the Dollar Store, and one Christmas in particular I remember people from the Salvation Army coming into our home with armfuls of gifts for me; a…