February 18, 2021
The Second Day of Lent
Here are some selected verses from Psalm 51:
1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I know my transgressions,and my sin is always before me.
4 Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight;
so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge.
7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
9 Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.
10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me…
17 My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.
Ben Johnson – Acton Institute
Earmarking funds in Congress has been a much contended issue over the past decades. When Republicans took over in 2010, they later abolished the ability to do Congressional earmarking. Currently Democratic leaders want to bring them back. Ben and Carmen weigh in on this and other governing issues within the United States.
LeCrae – Musician and Author of “I Am Restored”
“I Am Restored: How I Lost My Religion but Found My Faith” is a testament to the nearness of God and how God can make all things new. LeCrae leads us through his walk of suffering from childhood through adulthood. He gives an honest look backstage to the height of his success, telling us that even amidst success, his life was out of control and only God could bring healing to it. For more information on the book, click here.