Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Today’s Reading: Psalms 145-146

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In the Jordan Valley, King Herod built one of his palaces on the top of a mountain known as Masada, as it was the most defensible location in his domain. Herod was the most insecure of kings. He built several such fortress palaces. The Kingdom of the King of Kings is everlasting and His dominion endures throughout all generations and forever!

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Key Verses: Psalms 145:3,13

Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised!…Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom and Your dominion endures throughout all generations.


Psalm 145 is another acrostic poem in the Hebrew language. It serves as an introduction to the final five hymns of praise and worship! The theme is in verse five. David extols, blesses, meditates, declares, speaks, and tells us all that every day he will make known with his mouth the praises of the Lord! Praising God not only involves private and public worship but let us never forget that it means telling others in the world around us, particularly teaching the next generation all about God and His mighty deeds!

In Psalm 146 the great king, David, makes a declaration. We are to praise the greatest King, the One Who is King of kings! David states that as long as he lives he will practice what he preaches to us. He ends the Psalm with another, “PRAISE THE LORD!!!”


Lord God, I know that You alone are the One in whom I can put total, ultimate trust. Therefore, I trust the One Who did as Psalm 146 says, “Opens the eyes of the blind,” “Raises those who are bowed down and loves the righteous” (remember He gives us His righteousness by faith), “Watches over the strangers,” “Relieves the fatherless and widow,” and “Turns upside down” (the wicked). In the Name of this One, the One Whose Name is Jesus, I pray. Amen!!!


This day here in Canada is called “Remembrance Day.” I am remembering those who gave their lives to secure our peace and freedoms in this land. I think that I can best honour these who fell in battle by focusing on the death of the Lord Jesus Christ in the greatest war of all…the war against sin, death itself, the devil and his forces of evil. Two years ago I attended a Remembrance function on the eleventh. I sat at a table with a mother and father who had lost a son in the Afganistan war. Their son had a premonition of his death and made a videotape for his parents. I’ve just read again Psalm 146:5a. In yesterday’s reading there were two uses of the word, “Happy.” Here’s the third “Happy.” I am a happy person! Praise the Lord!!!

Yours for remembering to remember, not just once a year but daily!


P.S. Here is a photo of visitors to the Town Square of our Crossroads Centre in Burlington, Ontario. A wedding was in progress. If blog readers have never visited the 143,000 square feet home of the Crossroads Family of Ministries, please do so and ask for a tour by a wonderful man by the name of Chuck! Meet on air people. Call the Centre at 905-335-7100 to visit. Breakfast and lunch are served Mondays through Fridays.

A wedding that took place yesterday afternoon in the Towne Square at the Crossroads Centre in Burlington. Many weddings and receptions have been held here. I’ve performed a few of these weddings. I love participating in the lives of younger generations!

8 thoughts on “Wednesday, November 11, 2015

  1. Oh, we praise You, Lord. We praise You, Lord! With all our hearts, bodies, minds and souls, we praise You, Lord! Thanking all who gave their lives in war and sacrifice for our freedom as Canadians, including my Uncle John in WWII. Thank You, Jesus, for Your ultimate sacrifice for us! Blessings, fellow saints.

    In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, May 1915

    “In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

    We are the Dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie
    In Flanders fields.

    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.”

    Praise the Lord, O My Soul by Christopher Heidler.wmv

  2. “He guided them safely, so they were unafraid; but the sea engulfed their enemies.” Psalm 78:53

    Streams in the Desert, November 11

    “When across the heart deep waves of sorrow
    Break, as on a dry and barren shore;
    When hope glistens with no bright tomorrow,
    And the storm seems sweeping evermore;

    When the cup of every earthly gladness
    Bears no taste of the life-giving stream;
    And high hopes, as though to mock our sadness,
    Fade and die as in some fitful dream,

    Who shall hush the weary spirit’s chiding?
    Who the aching void within shall fill?
    Who shall whisper of a peace abiding,
    And each surging billow calmly still?

    Only He whose wounded heart was broken
    With the bitter cross and thorny crown;
    Whose dear love glad words of Joy had spoken,
    Who His life for us laid meekly down.

    Blessed Healer, all our burdens lighten;
    Give us peace, Thine own sweet peace, we pray!
    Keep us near Thee till the morn shall brighten,
    And all the mists and shadows flee away!”

  3. A number of years ago I was a guest on 100 Huntley Street and shared my Christmas story with our ‘beloved Rhonda’. My mother who had been a follower of the program since the beginning claimed Psalm 100 as her own. I well remember walking up the steps to the Crossroads Centre and repeating ‘Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise, be thankful unto Him and bless His name. Remembering today also those who fought the battle of their faith and passed it on to the future generations. Praise to you Lord Jesus.

  4. Yes, remembering those who fought for our freedom and being grateful. Am going out this morning to a Remembrance day service. The speaker is the new Baptist minister in our community who is from Holland and will be speaking about the Dutch people’s gratitude to the Canadians in the war. Have visited Flanders’ Field in 1970. Blessings saints!

  5. Yes, JESUS OUR LORD gave HIS all that we may live and I “PRAISE HIM, FOR EVER AND EVER. AMEN!!!
    Remembering those who gave their lives and fought for our freedom in the many battles: Especially remembering my brother Sgt Joseph Bodnar who was killed in the WWII August 1944.

  6. Amen! to everyone today, we will remember them.
    Thankyou Lord Jesus for paying the price for our sins.
    Praise Your Holy Name for evermore, Amen!

  7. Beverlee I am shedding tears! TY for sharing your Love for the Lord Jesus Christ and for the Lord restoring your health! TY for your inspirational writings! Everyday is a day of praise, prayer and thanksgiving!
    A few days back David Mainse shared about a man who told Tiger Woods that he needs Jesus!
    I pray that all Christians will shout those words to everyone in the world, Ipray that all Christians will shout those words to all in the Middle East!
    It is overwhelming to think about Jesus walking through the land ministering to the people from all walks of life, to read how the lives changed, and now it is all involved in war!


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