Now I Begin,
Now I Begin,
This Sunday In California: The room is warm and I’m sleepy. This mass starts at 10:30, an hour and a half later than the mass we attended in VA. I’ve been up since 6:30, because I’m stuck in a hotel room with two dogs whose whining to potty I cannot ignore. It’s the wheat and Want More?
Psalm 47:7-8 Sing praise to God, sing praise; sing praise to our king, sing praise For God is king over all the earth; sing hymns of praise. On Sundays I teach a religious education class to kindergartners. Yesterday I asked them a simple question, “How many of you are bored in Church?” Most of them Want More?
PS46:7-8 Though nations rage and kingdoms totter, he utters his voice and the earth melts. The Lord of hosts is with us; Our stronghold is in the God of Jacob. I don’t know about you, but the world feels a little crazy right now, maybe even more than a little! There’s more violence on Want More?
My wedding anniversary is tomorrow. Seems fitting that this particular Psalm written to commemorate the marriage between King David and a Phoenician Princess is next up for Project Psalm. Psalm 45 11-12 Listen, my daughter, and understand; pay me careful heed. Forget your people and your father’s house, that the king might desire your Want More?
In the garden of Gethsemane on a starry night, our lord kneels in prayer contemplating his plight. Dripping tears of sweat and blood, He knew they would come. He offers up prayers. The Father’s will be done. With a kiss, a small kiss His love is betrayed. Shackled and whipped the King becomes a Want More?
Psalm 43:4 That I may come to the altar of God, to God, my joy, my delight. Then I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God. -usccb.org Sometimes I do not want to go to church. Honestly, I wake up and think this bed feels so good. I could just stay here Want More?
Psalm 42:2-3 As the deer longs for streams of water, so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, the living God. When can I enter and see the face of God? –usccb.org There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home. If only I could click my heels and Want More?
Psalm 34:14-15 Keep your tongue from evil, your lips from speaking lies. Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. usccb.org I remember once as a child I had asked my grandmother who she had voted for in the Clinton/Bush election. My grandmother who never had an unkind word for me, who Want More?
Psalm 33:6 By the LORD’s word the heavens were made; by the breath of his mouth all their host. usccb.org How awesome would it be to speak something into being? How amazing is it to breathe life into existence? It is beyond anything that we as humans are capable of. To go from nothing to Want More?
Psalm 32:3-5 Because I kept silent, my bones wasted away; I groaned all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength withered as in dry summer heat. Then I declared my sin to you; my guilt I did not hide. I said, “I confess my transgressions to the Lord,” Want More?