Now I Begin,
Now I Begin,
Originally published as part of a collection for Everyday Ediths. Twelve stars upon your head rests, a diadem of the world. Born clean without sin, to bring forth a child foretold. A necklace of wool in one hand, beads of prayer in the other, To your immaculate heart we pledge and you, shall be called Mother. Want More?
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?
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 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?
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?
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?
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 25 Aleph: A little background; This Psalm in its original Hebrew form was comprised of lines that began with a successive letter in the Hebrew alphabet. The letters aleph, lamed, and pe open the first, middle, and last lines of the Psalm. 25:2 aleph To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul 25:11 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?