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This site has moved here. All of the posts from the last 8 years are now available on a new site. If you found your way here through an old link, feel free to have a look here for your... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at ken castor
BOOKS & PROJECTS: Grow Down: How to Build a Jesus-Centered Faith (Group Publishing, Loveland, CO, 2014) Publisher - Simply Youth Ministry with promotional video Barnes & Noble CBD Related writings: Parent Link: Group Church Bulletin national mass-insert / March 2014 “Spur Kids to ‘Grow Down’” “Tips: Author... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at stuff
10 And I said, “This is my fate; the Most High has turned his hand against me.” 11 But then I recall all you have done, O Lord; I remember your wonderful deeds of long ago. 12 They are constantly... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at ken castor
4 You don’t let me sleep. I am too distressed even to pray! 5 I think of the good old days, long since ended, 6 when my nights were filled with joyful songs. I search my soul and ponder the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at ken castor
1 I cry out to God; yes, I shout. Oh, that God would listen to me! 2 When I was in deep trouble, I searched for the Lord. All night long I prayed, with hands lifted toward heaven, but my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 at ken castor
6 Now rescue your beloved people. Answer and save us by your power. 7 God has promised this by his holiness: “I will divide up Shechem with joy. I will measure out the valley of Succoth. 8 Gilead is mine,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at ken castor
1 My heart is confident in you, O God; no wonder I can sing your praises with all my heart! 2 Wake up, lyre and harp! I will wake the dawn with my song. 3 I will thank you, Lord,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at ken castor
23 He broke my strength in midlife, cutting short my days. 24 But I cried to him, “O my God, who lives forever, don’t take my life while I am so young! 25 Long ago you laid the foundation of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at ken castor
18 Let this be recorded for future generations, so that a people not yet born will praise the Lord. 19 Tell them the Lord looked down from his heavenly sanctuary. He looked down to earth from heaven 20 to hear... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2014 at ken castor
12 But you, O Lord, will sit on your throne forever. Your fame will endure to every generation. 13 You will arise and have mercy on Jerusalem and now is the time to pity her, now is the time you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at ken castor
4 My heart is sick, withered like grass, and I have lost my appetite. 5 Because of my groaning, I am reduced to skin and bones. 6 I am like an owl in the desert, like a little owl in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at ken castor
1 Lord, hear my prayer! Listen to my plea! 2 Don’t turn away from me in my time of distress. Bend down to listen, and answer me quickly when I call to you. 3 For my days disappear like smoke,... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at ken castor
But I pray constantly against the wicked and their deeds. 6 When their leaders are thrown down from a cliff, the wicked will listen to my words and find them true. 7 Like rocks brought up by a plow, the... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at ken castor
1 O Lord, I am calling to you. Please hurry! Listen when I cry to you for help! 2 Accept my prayer as incense offered to you, and my upraised hands as an evening offering. 3 Take control of what... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at ken castor
18 See how these enemies insult you, Lord. A foolish nation has dishonored your name. 19 Don’t let these wild beasts destroy your turtledoves. Don’t forget your suffering people forever. 20 Remember your covenant promises, for the land is full... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at ken castor
9 We no longer see your miraculous signs. All the prophets are gone, and no one can tell us when it will end. 10 How long, O God, will you allow our enemies to insult you? Will you let them... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at ken castor
1 O God, why have you rejected us so long? Why is your anger so intense against the sheep of your own pasture? 2 Remember that we are the people you chose long ago, the tribe you redeemed as your... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at ken castor
21 Then I realized that my heart was bitter, and I was all torn up inside. 22 I was so foolish and ignorant— I must have seemed like a senseless animal to you. 23 Yet I still belong to you;... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at ken castor
13 Did I keep my heart pure for nothing? Did I keep myself innocent for no reason? 14 I get nothing but trouble all day long; every morning brings me pain. 15 If I had really spoken this way to... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at ken castor
1 Truly God is good to Israel, to those whose hearts are pure. 2 But as for me, I almost lost my footing. My feet were slipping, and I was almost gone. 3 For I envied the proud when I... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2014 at ken castor
29 I am suffering and in pain. Rescue me, O God, by your saving power. 30 Then I will praise God’s name with singing, and I will honor him with thanksgiving. 31 For this will please the Lord more than... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2014 at ken castor
22 Let the bountiful table set before them become a snare and their prosperity become a trap. 23 Let their eyes go blind so they cannot see, and make their bodies shake continually. 24 Pour out your fury on them;... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2014 at ken castor
16 Answer my prayers, O Lord, for your unfailing love is wonderful. Take care of me, for your mercy is so plentiful. 17 Don’t hide from your servant; answer me quickly, for I am in deep trouble! 18 Come and... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at ken castor
7 For I endure insults for your sake; humiliation is written all over my face. 8 Even my own brothers pretend they don’t know me; they treat me like a stranger. 9 Passion for your house has consumed me, and... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at ken castor
1 Save me, O God, for the floodwaters are up to my neck. 2 Deeper and deeper I sink into the mire; I can’t find a foothold. I am in deep water, and the floods overwhelm me. 3 I am... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at ken castor