We’re moving into September – in a normal year, this would be our return to normal month, when families get back from their vacations and the kids get into their school routine, and we settle into our normal fall events . . . but this year is different.  While Covid-19 has upset our normal, and we’re not sure how to proceed, I’m also confident that our heavenly Father wasn’t caught by surprise, and that He’s perfectly comfortable navigating our earth-ball through this disaster.  All we have to do is pull in closer to God and listen to His heart for direction, so I’m moving into the book of the Psalms for our devotional reading this month, to get our fall off to a good start, and help us focus on the heart of the Father.  I contend that the Psalms help me relate both to God and my fellow-man, with the main focus on relating to God.  As we read, we’ll hear mostly from King David, and he’ll rant and rave; gripe and complain; humbly bless the Lord and bow his heart in worship; and express to God that he’s getting impatient; then he’ll pray some blessings down on himself and God’s people, and pray a few curses down on his enemies; but most of all, we’ll hear him express trust and thankfulness.  My hope is to learn to live a balanced life, and particularly during these troubled times, and this shepherd king of Israel helps me strive for and experience a little more balance each time I read through these Psalms.
 
So, thanks for joining me . . . one more time!  No, I don’t get them all read, and I know that you probably won’t always get all the reading done either, but let’s keep at it and travel together toward more Christ-like living!  Thanks for joining me!  My heart’s open, and we’re in this together.  If you think about it, please send an e-mail or text off to me with some daily-reading challenges that have touched your heart.  Thanks! 
 Pastor
D.P. 
 

Devotional Reading Calendar – September 2020

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 
 
 
 
  1
Ps. 1, 31, 61, 91, 121
 
2
Ps. 2, 32, 62, 92, 122
 
3
Ps. 3, 33, 63, 93, 123
 
4
Ps. 4, 34, 64, 94, 124
 
5
Ps. 5, 35, 65, 95, 125
 
6
Ps. 6, 36, 66, 96, 126
 
7
Ps. 7, 37, 67, 97, 127
 
8
Ps. 8, 38, 68, 98, 128
 
9
Ps. 9, 39, 69, 99, 129
 
10
Ps. 10, 40, 70, 100, 130
 
11
Ps. 11, 41, 71, 101, 131
 
12
Ps. 12, 42, 72, 102, 132
 
13
Ps. 13, 43, 73, 103, 133
 
14
Ps. 14, 44, 74, 104, 134
 
15
Ps. 15, 45, 75, 105, 135
 
16
Ps. 16, 46, 76, 106, 136
 
17
Ps. 17, 47, 77, 107, 137
 
18
Ps. 18, 48, 78, 108, 138
 
19
Ps. 19, 49, 79, 109, 139
 
20
Ps. 20, 50, 80, 110, 140
 
21
Ps. 21, 51, 81, 111, 141
 
22
Ps. 22, 52, 82, 112, 142
 
23
Ps. 23, 53, 83, 113, 143
 
24
Ps. 24, 54, 84, 114, 144
 
25
Ps. 25, 55, 85, 115, 145
 
26
Ps. 26, 56, 86, 116, 146
 
27
Ps. 27, 57, 87, 117, 147
 
28
Ps. 28, 58, 88, 118, 148
 
29
Ps. 29, 59, 89, 119, 149
 
30
Ps. 30, 60, 90, 120, 150