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?
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?
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?
Kindergarten The Bible Psalm 19: Have you ever seen Robert Fulghum’s quote, All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten? Teachers will sometimes have the poster up in their classrooms. The basic rules of kindergarten and how they apply to life is more than just amusing, it is insightful. In my kindergarten religious education class 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?