Tag Archives: psalter

Thy will be done..AUGH!!!!

If you attend a church that follows the first track (Track 1) of the Sunday lectionary, you have been hearing from Genesis the story of Joseph and his brothers.  For several weeks his story was broken into sections and closely … Continue reading

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Be pleased o God, to deliver…baby, today?

Psalm 70: 1 Be pleased, O God, to deliver me; * O Lord, make haste to help me. 2 Let those who seek my life be ashamed and altogether dismayed; * let those who take pleasure in my misfortune draw … Continue reading

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It’s all good: identifying the clutter of ‘shoulds’

164 Seven times a day do I praise you, * because of your righteous judgments. The image that came to mind at this verse from this morning’s psalm, (Psalm 119 in praise of the Law), was a scene from a … Continue reading

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God’s Open Place and Poetry and How to Read Revelation

20 He brought me out into an open place; * he rescued me because he delighted in me. I have often reflected upon this verse from Psalm 18 because it is one – of many in the psalter – that … Continue reading

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“Born-again” and small thinking in the loving hands of a very, very big God

The Holy Spirit paused me at so many points along the way in today’s readings.  With each, I reflected out-loud in my scriptural journal, marveling at the questions and challenges put before me by God’s word. My first stop was … Continue reading

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Makes me smile

That was my first reaction to the morning’s psalm.  Before I recognized that it is one of my least favorite psalms, the opening verse just made me smile. 1 My heart overflows with a goodly theme; It is one of … Continue reading

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For You

This video of a sermon from a series on living WITH GOD was shared with me today from a follower of this blog.  I am sharing it with and for you because it captures about everything I’ve ever considered or … Continue reading

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Season of listening…My story, His Glory

Lectionary Readings:  AM Psalm 102; PM Psalm 107:1-32 Mal. 3:1-12; James 5:7-12; Luke 18:1-8 Paused at these verses: Psalm 102: 14 For your servants hold its stones dear, and have pity on its dust. Malachi 3: 5 Then I will … Continue reading

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Commuting with God at the wheel

Like a weekday commuter leaving his driveway on a weekend who finds himself on the road leading to his office instead of the road to the grocery store he was sent out to,  I found myself in the Psalter this … Continue reading

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Psalter as Anchor, not Wings…why not both-and?

I am daunted that once again the psalm readings this morning are like an anchor rather than spirit-filled wings to which I look to the Word to send me into the day.   Instead, I am pulled down into my … Continue reading

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