Now I Begin,
Now I Begin,
Memorial Day generally heralds the end of the school year and the beginning of summer. Many head to the beach, celebrate with family and friends, hit those spectacular sales, and just kick back and relax. Well, my kids do not get out of school until mid June, it does not feel much like summer here Want More?
Psalm 18 A Psalm of Thanksgiving: You are gasping for air, your lungs screech out in pain with every mouth full of black murky water. Arms thrash left to right, but to no avail. As far as the eye can see, the dark water extends out and around you-turning in and over itself as it Want More?
Psalm 17 Prayer for Rescue from Persecutors: How often have we felt as if trouble was circling us, making the gap between us and it shorter and shorter. Any moment we expect all sorts of calamity to launch itself at us. Our shoulders are tight, necks stiff, and tempers on edge as the day to Want More?
Psalm 16 God The Supreme Good Psalm 16:8 I keep the Lord always before me; with him at my right hand, I shall never be shaken. Bad things happen. You will just be sailing along, everything seemingly alright and then boom! Everything is suddenly not okay. Perhaps you may be one of those people who feels Want More?
Psalm 15:3 The Righteous Israelite: Who does not slander with his tongue, does no harm to a friend, never defames a neighbor; As children we are taught the basics of right and wrong. The minute a child really starts to grasp the differences is about the time they will also start to tattle. Many a parent Want More?
Psalm 14 Lament Over Wide Spread Corruption: I have written and rewritten this section at least three times now. Nothing seemed right. I have stared at my screen trying to find the words and nothing feels right. I have reread the Psalm over and over looking for another line that stands out. None seem to Want More?
Psalm 13 Prayer for Help: How many times have you said a prayer over and over, wondering how many more times you will have to pray it before it is answered? How many times have you held an intention so close to your heart, offered it up to God, but worried over it still? How many times have Want More?
Psalm 12:3 Prayer Against Evil Tongues: It’s election time!!!! Man, is it going to be a good one. We all have our strong opinions when it comes to politics. Do not even get me started here. Soon our Facebook feeds will be full of satirical memes and biased articles poking fun at the presidential candidates. Want More?
Psalm 11 Confidence in the Presence of God: David has been counseled by friends to flee to the mountain country during his time of trouble: Psalm 11:1 In the Lord I take refuge; how can you say to me, “Flee like a bird to the mountains!” The mountain country offers coverage from David’s enemies Want More?
Psalm 10: A continuation of Psalm 9, Psalm 10 leads with King David questioning God. 10:1 Why, Lord, do you stand afar and pay no heed in times of trouble? In the second section David offers examples of how the enemies of God seem to flourish in society and find success, while God’s people suffer. Want More?