Start Off Your New Year Right with the First Psalm

Start Off Your New Year Right with the First Psalm

Open a Bible near the center, and you will find the Book of Psalms. In many ancient manuscripts, the first psalm was unnumbered, untitled and printed in red ink to indicate that it frames and prefaces the whole Psalter. Psalm 1 is both a wisdom psalm, showing us two...

How Prayers of Lament Help Our Broken, Bleeding World

I sat stunned, angry and brokenhearted after reading the horrific news: More than 300 people killed in a terrorist attack at a mosque in Egypt. I began the day by meditating on Psalm 16:11. “In your presence is fullness of joy.” Next, I spent some time...