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?
Psalm 26: Would you pass the test? 26:2 Examine me, Lord, and test me search my heart and mind. I am a practicing Catholic. I know for certain if I were to be tested on Catholic doctrine and practices…I would fail! It is something I wrestle with constantly. It is not out of selfishness or Want More?
(click for full Psalm) Psalm 22 Prayer of an Innocent Person: Written before Christ, this Psalm is intense as it contains frustration, fear, prayer for salvation, and finally praise. Themes that are likely common in our everyday lives but this psalm is also a perfect example of how the Old Testament’s relationship to the New Testament. 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 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?
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?