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Independance Day -
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National Youth Gathering in New Orleans

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Senior Fellowship

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MN Adult and Teen Challenge

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National Night Out with River Oaks & Mount Olive

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Jr. Youth to Wilderness

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Key Verse:

Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Psalm 62:1-2

 

Psalms Are Personal
By Pastor Jon Haakana

As I write this month’s article, it has been six days since being released from the hospital following a seventeen day stay for a bowel obstruction which included treatment and surgery. That by far was my longest stay ever in a hospital. To be honest with you, I went through a variety of emotions and feelings throughout my stay: anxiety, worry, frustration, depression and even anger. I spent each day wandering the halls (as I was instructed to do) having many personal discussions, prayers and pleas to God.

One of the Psalms that became very personal for me during my stay was Psalm 130. Listen to the first two verses: “Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord; O Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.” This is how The Message puts it: “Help God—the bottom has fallen out of my life! Master, hear my cry for help! Listen hard! Open your ears! Listen to my cries for mercy.” You hear words that are very personal, an earnest prayer and request by the author for God to hear his prayer and answer. I, too, earnestly prayed to God each and every day to hear my prayers and pleas and bring healing, which he did.

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