~Project Psalm 47~ Let’s Celebrate, We’re Going to Have A Good Time..

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?

~Psalm 46~Protect Me God~

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?

~Psalm 45~Will You Marry Me~

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?

Project Psalm~Psalm 44~Faith Isn’t Easy

Sometimes things are good, 44:6 Through you we batter our foes; through your name we trample our adversaries We praise God 44:5 You are my king and my God who bestows victories on Jacob. Other times… not so good, 44:23 For you we are slain all the day long, considered only as sheep to be Want More?

Helpful or Hurtful?

Psalms 35:8 Let ruin overtake them unawares; let the snare they have set catch them; let them fall into the pit they have dug. usccb.org When I was toddler teacher I once went to a training that addressed tattle telling.  We were instructed to ask the children if  in telling on their friend/siblings they were Want More?

Project Psalm: That’s My Business

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?

Project Psalm: Do You Act Like a God?

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?

Project Psalm 32

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?

Project Psalm 31

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?

Project Psalm 29: Praise God

Psalm 29:9 The voice of the Lord makes the deer dance and strips the forests bare. All in his Temple say, “Glory!” Zeus, Jupiter, Thor…mythological gods of thunder/lightening/sky.  In all their power and might, they have nothing on our Lord.  The one true commands everything. Like a storm he rolls across the sea conquering the sea monsters-conquering Want More?