Episode 45

This episode publishes the day after the U.S. presidential election, but I recorded it the day of the election. So even if the race has been called by the time you hear this, I don’t know who won. My motivation for choosing the passage I’m reading today has nothing to do with the results of…

Episode 44

The United States election is less than a week away. The American people have never been more divided. The disrespect and disdain displayed on the news and in social media between the left and the right has been far from godly and dignified. No wonder Paul wrote to Timothy “I urge you, first of all,…

Episode 43

I remember exactly where I was the first time someone quoted Psalm 119:165 to me. I had asked a girlfriend to pray with me about coping with a constant source of offence that poked and prodded me incessantly. I didn’t want to become offended and succumb to the bitterness, cynicism or anger that often marks…

Episode 42

Do you remember the declaration from last week’s episode of the Believe & Speak podcast? It was a good one! If you missed it, go back and review Episode 41. Last week’s declaration started with “I can.” As you know, the word “can” refers to an ability. This week continues with a similar assurance of…

Episode 41

God recently taught me something remarkable about reconciliation. I’ve always thought of reconciliation as something that happens between two people or between groups of people—like with racial reconciliation. As more and more exposed injustices stir up hostilities and erupt into rioting and looting, our grave need for reconciliation becomes more and more apparent. So, how…

Episode 40

Today we finish our series on Psalm 5. I mentioned back when we started this four-part series that the Book of Psalms provides great content for the Believe & Speak podcast because the Psalms are filed with wonderful declarations and promises. This episode includes a favorite memory verse of mine. I absolutely love the promise…

Episode 39

Today’s episode takes us three weeks in to our four-part series on Psalm 5. This psalm—like so many of the prayers found in the book of Psalms—is full of truths and promises that are well worth declaring. Today’s verses, however, address less than pleasant circumstances. David sometimes wrote psalms containing pleas that God would deal…

Episode 38

I started a four-week series last week on Psalm 5. The Psalms are filed with powerful promises that you and I can Believe and Speak. The psalms provide wonderful content for this podcast, which is all about declaring the truths found in the Bible. If you missed last week, you might want to pause this…

Episode 37

This week I begin a four-part series on Psalm 5. Today’s episode covers the first three verses, which assure us that God listens to us when we pray. I like to picture God leaning in, cupping his ear, and giving a welcoming nod as he takes the time to hear my cries and consider my…

Episode 36

For my listeners who are new, I want to take a moment to tell you about the seven-week series I did back when I started this podcast. That series—which ran from Episode 3 to Episode 9—took us all the way through Psalm 139. It’s at the top of my mind today because my daughter is…