Psalm 33 – Sturdy Praise

Psalm 33 is one of the quintessential praise Psalms. It calls us to worship and praise God in the stout and sturdy praise of the ages to the Lord who is creator, king and loves us. Our music is provided by Brian Sauve. He just released a new full-length album, “Sing Psalms, Let Joy Resound.” You can find more info … View More

Psalm 32 – Sin and Suffering

Psalm 32 begs he question: what is the link between sin and suffering? Not all suffering is a direct result of our sins, but we would fail to speak the truth if we did not affirm that iniquity is pardoned ultimately in Jesus Christ. Our music is provided by Brian Sauve. He just released a new full-length album, “Sing Psalms, … View More

Psalm 31 – My times are in His hand

Psalm 31 reminds us in the “prayer prayed twice” that God in in control of our souls and our time here on earth. Join me in reflecting on living this out in trust, love and courage. Our music is provided by Brian Sauve. He just released a new full-length album, “Sing Psalms, Let Joy Resound.” You can find more info … View More

Psalm 22 – Why have you forsaken me?

In this episode, we read and reflect on Psalm 22, a psalm on lips of Jesus as he suffered on the cross and a prayer for his church as they suffer. Our music is provided by Brian Sauve. You can find more info and support Brian in writing and recording the Psalms (Check out his new work on Psalm 150!) … View More

Psalm 20 – The King and his people

In this episode, we read and reflect on Psalm 20, a psalm that is the picture of Godly leaders and those under their care. Our music is provided by Brian Sauve. You can find more info and support Brian in writing and recording the Psalms (Check out his new work on Psalm 150!) at the link: https://www.briansauve.com/songs-worth-singing Please make sure … View More

Psalm 18 – Blessed be the Rock

In this episode, we read and reflect on Psalm 18, the reflection by David on the faithfulness of God over his life and reign as king and the prediction of the rule of the Messiah. Our music is provided by Brian Sauve. You can find more info and support Brian in writing and recording the Psalms (Check out his new … View More

Psalm 17 – Arise O God

In this episode, we read and reflect on Psalm 17, where we consider the plea and prayer of David before God the judge and savior, and consider how we love our enemies. Our music is provided by Brian Sauve. You can find more info and support Brian in writing and recording the Psalms (Check out his new release of Psalm … View More

Psalm 16 – The Pleasant Portion

In this episode, we study Psalm 16, looking at the man who orients his life around the Lord, and then in praise of the Lord for His faithfulness. Our music is provided by Brian Sauve. You can find more info and support Brian in writing and recording the Psalms (Check out his new release of Psalm 37!) at the link: … View More

Psalm 9 – The Avenger

In this episode, we read and reflect on Psalm 9 from a translation of the Septuagint. While there are many themes to look at, I bear down on the “avenger of blood” and it’s role in  justice that points to God’s justice. Our music is provided by Brian Sauve. You can find more info and support Brian in writing and … View More

Psalm 8 – Our Place

“We may style this Psalm the song of the Astronomer; let us go abroad and sing it beneath the starry heavens at eventide.” – Charles Spurgeon In this episode, we read and reflect on Psalm 8, the unique song of praise and invitation to consider our place and purpose in creation. Our music is provided by Brian Sauve. You can … View More

Psalm 7 – The Oath of Innocence

In this episode, we read and reflect on Psalm 7, one that has been a part of my prayer life. We look at the Biblical concept of the oath of innocence and the searching of motives that God performs as the true and righteous judge. Our music is provided by Brian Sauve. You can find more info and support Brian … View More

Psalm 6 – All My Tears

In this episode, we read and reflect on Psalm 6, the first of the penitential Psalms. I pray that whatever tears shed in your life now will last only for the night, and that joy will come anew in the morning. Our music is provided by Brian Sauve. You can find more info and support Brian in writing and recording … View More

Psalm 5 – Lead the Righteous

In this episode, we read and reflect on Psalm 5, which Spurgeon described as “not so much a prayer as a resolution.” Remember that God directs the paths of the righteous and that you are not alone in pursuing that path. Our music is provided by Brian Sauve. You can find more info and support Brian in writing and recording … View More

Psalm 1 – The Tree

Welcome back to the Firmly Planted Tree. In this episode we kick off the reading of the Psalms with Psalm 1, centering around the righteous man planted like a tree by the waters. Our music is provided by Brian Sauve. You can find more info and support Brian in writing and recording the Psalms at the link: https://www.briansauve.com/songs-worth-singing And please … View More

Ep. 34 – Being a Christian on Social Media

On this episode, we discussed how Riley has been engaging others on his personal social media accounts. Recent events have ignited many interesting conversations online, but how should we respond to them as Christians? Join the discussion!

Ep. 33 – The Most Underrated Way to Get More Time in the Bible

If we are going to live intentionally and obediently, we should read the Bible as much as we can. However, it’s difficult when our schedules are busy. Sometimes we need to get creative. On this episode, we discuss a way to get more time in the Bible without having to change your schedule.

Ep. 30 – Christians Can’t Not Forgive Others

Forgiveness should be a mark on the life and mind of every Christian. No Christian forgives perfectly, but we should strive to be known as forgiving people. On this episode, we are highlighting Brandon Hanson’s article for 1517, titled, “Out of Ammo.”

Ep. 27 – God’s Sovereignty Is Our Security

Is anything burdening you? What tends to stress you out or cause you to worry? When it comes to spiritual matters involving our relationship with God, it’s common to lose our sense of security in Christ at times. But God is our true confidence and security! On this episode, we are highlighting a blog post by Pastor Gabe Hughes, titled, “Predestined By God.”

Ep. 26 – Loving Your Neighbor Through Politics

Another season of political discussions is here with the help of the 2020 Democratic primaries. Many Christians stay far away from politics in America; however, politics may be a useful means to bring God’s Kingdom to earth. David Closson composed an excellent article for ERLC, titled, “4 Reasons Christians Should Care About Politics,” and it’s worth unpacking together.

Ep. 24 – The Core of the Saving Gospel

Our discussion today centered around a tweet sent by Mark Dever. The Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church wrote, “I recently heard someone say ‘The core of the Gospel is God’s commitment to protect the vulnerable.’ What do you think?” What is at the core of the gospel message? What exactly is meant by the term vulnerable? Watch the episode and let’s seek the truth together.