Thirsty soul, Psalm 63

Iowa may not have mountain vistas or white beaches, but in summer its lush green fields and rolling tree-covered hills are beautiful. The land between the mighty Mississippi and the churning Missouri, creased by river valleys and meandering streams, displays more summer beauty than I-80 drivers realize. And it's a far cry from the arid wilderness … Continue reading Thirsty soul, Psalm 63

The thirsting soul of Psalm 143

Christians battle the devil, the world, and our own flesh. The conflict often wages on all three fronts. We grow weary and long for victory, or at least furlough from the front lines. In Psalm 143, David conveys his weariness and his awareness of personal sin. Hear my prayer, O LORD;     give ear to … Continue reading The thirsting soul of Psalm 143