Tag: Psalms


07
Feb 2018
God's Intro

Imagine talking to someone about God who had never heard of such a being. What would you say? How would you describe God? What characteristics best communicate who God is? Or pretend you wee introducing God at a big fancy event to people who had never heard of God. What are God’s accomplishments, highlights or achievements? What would God’s biography look like? One psalmist does just this. Psalm 50 opens with a poetic bio of God. Check it out… From the rising of the sun to where it sets,     God, the Lord......

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24
Jul 2017
The Beauty of a Sigh

A sigh is so easily misunderstood. By definition, to sigh is to “emit a long, deep, audible breath expressing sadness, relief, tiredness, or a similar feeling.”   A lot can be wrapped up in a sigh.  I often let out sighs after moving a heavy piece of furniture, or laying my head down on pillow at the end of a tiring day, or when I try to communicate clearly to someone just to be misunderstood.  Literally, a sigh helps lighten the load…physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The Romans passage for this week says, for we......

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27
Jun 2017
Pray Twice

Imagine yourself a musician.  Imagine that you take on the task of writing music to with this week’s Psalm: Psalm 13. As you read the text for Psalm 13 below…imagine that it is set to music or there is music playing while you are reading.  What would the music sound like?  What instruments do you hear? Is it loud or is it soft?  Does it have a driving beat or does it sound more like its floating? How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from......

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14
Jun 2017
Faith of Our Fathers

Psalm 116:1-2; 12-19 I love the Lord, because he has heard     my voice and my supplications. Because he inclined his ear to me,     therefore I will call on him as long as I live. What shall I return to the Lord     for all his bounty to me?  I will lift up the cup of salvation     and call on the name of the Lord,  I will pay my vows to the Lord     in the presence of all his people. Precious in the sight of the Lord     is the death of his faithful ones. O Lord, I am your servant;......

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07
Jun 2017
Do You Remember?

The summer after third grade, my family rented a large van and drove across the country to California. Two stops that I can remember vividly were the Morman Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah and the Crystal Cathedral in Garden City, California. I remember hearing a demonstration in both sanctuaries showing how far the sound would carry and how crystal clear the acoustics were.  I was introduced to the majestic Morman Tabernacle choir. At the Crystal Cathedral, we saw the largest pipe organ I could imagine. We went to bookstore at the Crystal Cathedral and my family purchased several......

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14
Mar 2017
Jesus Remember Me

“Right at the depth of the human condition, lies the longing for a presence, the silent desire for a communion. Let us never forget that this simple desire for God is already the beginning of faith.” The simple desire for God is an important step toward prayer that is practiced in the Taize community founded by Brother Roger, author of the above quote. The Taize community is a monastic order of brothers that exists in the small community of Taize, France. Brother Roger and his sister set up a safe haven for refugees......

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