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Psalms 69:32 ESV “When the humble see it they will be glad; you who seek God, let your hearts revive.” Have you ever felt tired? I have two daughters, both of whom were terrible sleepers since birth. They were most needy during the night, waking up anywhere from 5-6 times for a bottle, diaper change or just some snuggles. At first, you are kind of okay with the lack of sleep because you’re surviving on the new baby high, but eventually it catches up to you, and you crash.. hard. Something similar can happen in our spiritual lives as well.…

2 Samuel 16:13-14 ESV “So David and his men went on the road, while Shimei went along on the hillside opposite him and cursed as he went and threw stones at him and flung dust. And the king, and all the people who were with him, arrived weary at the Jordan. And there he refreshed himself.” I admire people who hold to their convictions and stand up for what they believe in. Shimei was one of those people I think. He seems to be having a hard time letting go of the past though, and accepting David as king. While David…

“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy” (Exodus 20:8). It’s Sunday, a day in which most of us will spend time with other believers and worship God together. It’s a day each week when our pace slows somewhat, even if someone has little or no religious connection. One definition of the word Sabbath is intermission. It’s an interlude, a pause, before we pick up our daily tasks and move into another week of work and activity. What is so important about Sabbath that God included it in the Ten Commandments? He didn’t suggest it; He commanded us to observe this…