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Psalms for this Season: Journey

Psalms for this Season: Journey

Day 14 | Psalm 23 Life is a journey of contrasts. It moves in and out of both sunlight and shadows. Yet, the LORD shepherds His people every step along the way. God walks with those who claim Him as their Divine shepherd. Eleven occurrences of a first person possessive pronoun are found in Psalm 23’s six verses. It is perhaps the most intimate and personal of all the psalms. Stretches of Sunlight  Stretches of sunlight solicit our celebration.  For there is where we boast in our God. He lets...

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Psalms for this Season | Helped

Day 6 | Psalm 28 Everyone wants to be heard. At times, everyone needs to be helped. In challenging circumstances, it can seem as though God has turned a deaf ear to our prayers. It can seem as though our words are like chaff—utterly useless. The writers of various...

#3 COVID-19 Update

Dear Hallows Church Family, We hope and pray that each of you are doing well. Though these are unprecedented days, we know that our God and Savior has not changed. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. May the words from...

Psalms for this Season | Impartial

Psalms for this Season | Impartial

Day 5 | Psalm 62 The COVID-19 coronavirus does not discriminate. It moves impartially through households, cities, states, and countries. Its malevolent intentions are not strategic. It wreaks havoc throughout the world without prejudice. Neither race nor riches...

Psalms for This Season | Trust

Psalms for This Season | Trust

  Day 4 | Psalm 25 Many of us have experienced the shame that misplaced trust can bring. I once sat on my mother-in-law’s wicker chair trusting that it would hold me up. It did not. My family (not my MIL, obviously) found much humor in the fact that I thought the...

Psalms for this Season | Repentance

Psalms for this Season | Repentance

Day 3 | Psalm 51 Not every specific suffering should be traced and tied to a specific sin in a person’s life. If you contract the coronavirus, do not draw the conclusion that God is punishing you for a particular transgression. Both the Book of Job and the teachings...

Psalms for this Season | Godward

Psalms for this Season | Godward

Day 2 | Psalm 16 A crisis can recalibrate the soul by drawing our prayers and praises Godward. A recalibrated faith in Yahweh contrasts with those who take another god. Their sorrows multiply as they find themselves forsaken in times of need. Yet, solace for our...

Psalms for this Season | Refuge

Psalms for this Season | Refuge

Day 1 | Psalm 46 As we take refuge from the unfolding outbreak of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, let us not just take refuge in our homes. Let us take refuge in our God. He is a helper who is always found in times of trouble. No one who seeks Him is turned away. For there...

Important COVID-19 Update

Dear Hallows Church Family, As the unfolding outbreak of the COVID-19 Coronavirus introduces new challenges to society, we are forced to wrestle through questions regarding how best to love each other and our neighbors during this unique stretch of life. We desire to...

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update & Plan

Dear Hallows Church Family, We live in a fragile world, yet Christ serves as our firm foundation. He is the rock upon which we stand. Therefore, we can provide a stabilizing and coherent presence in the midst of much chaos and uncertainty — the unfolding outbreak of...

Join Us in Loving Globally in 2020

Join Us in Loving Globally in 2020

I’ve been a part of The Hallows Church for most of my Christian life.  Each year I watched as our church sent out one team after another to serve Jesus in various ways and in various places across the globe.  Every time that happened, I was curious.  I was interested.  But, for whatever reason, I was never curious enough or interested enough to do anything about it.  I made excuses.  Life seemed too busy.  
But last year God changed that.