Now I Begin,
Now I Begin,
Psalm 31:11 My life is worn out by sorrow, and my years by sighing. My strength fails in my affliction my bones are wearing down. The world today is cray-cray! Is that still a thing, cray-cray? Nonetheless things are getting out of hand. In the mornings when I watch the news and see all the Want More?
Psalm 30:7-8 Complacent, I once said, “I shall never be shaken.” Lord, you showed me favor, established for me mountains of virtue. But when you hid your face I was struck with terror. -usccb.org Complacent: marked by self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies (Merriam-Webster) My husband once remarked, “People only Want More?
For my birthday I decided to give the gift of humility to myself. I feel it is important to be self aware and work on yourself, particularly if you are as opinionated as moi’. First step, quite frankly possibly the only one, is to try and be a better listener and not talk about myself so much. Want More?
Psalm 23 The Lord Shepherd and Host: In Psalm 23, the first half of the Psalm illustrates God’s love for us is in the form of a shepherd and we are the sheep, following and trusting completely in God for our most basic needs and care. In the second half we are portrayed as guests of 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 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 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?