Now I Begin,
Now I Begin,
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?
27:10 Even if my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will take me in. If you can not trust your parents, who can you trust? God. It is as simple as that. Trust in God, may seem a bit cliche but it simply is the truth. This statement is so profound because it is 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 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 9:10-11 Thanksgiving for Victory and Prayer for Justice: This Psalm has several themes. We see David Praising God in one section, acknowledging God’s justice in another, and once again asking God to strike down the enemies of David. David calls on God to strike down his enemies a lot. There is something to Want More?
Psalm 8:4 and 8:10 Divine Majesty and Human Dignity: I our previous examinations of the Psalms it has been a lot of God strike down my foes and God save me! Me, me, me, me and me. We are going to switch gears for a moment as Psalm 8 praises God! When I see your Want More?
Of Hearts and Minds Psalm 7:10 God the Vindicator: Here we find David calling out to God against his enemies. Cush, the Benjaminite has accused David of some misdeed. David is so sure of his innocence he calls out to God for judgement on himself and his accuser. Let the malice of the wicked end. Want More?