Category: Psalms

Psalm 15 – How Do We Find Happiness?

 March 20, 2018

Happiness, the pursuit of happiness, is an American ideal. Everyone has the right to pursue his/her happiness, but what does that mean? What is happiness and how do we find it? Happiness according to Webster Webster says that happiness is a state of well-being and contentment. It’s not a state of ecstatic, frenzied delight, but […]

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Psalm 14: What Fools These Mortals Be  

 March 13, 2018

“Lord, what fools these mortals be!” Puck, Shakespeare’s Midsummer’s Night Dream, Act. III, Sc. II What fools indeed! We think ourselves wise, when we are not. We think we don’t need God, that God is the invention of feeble minds. A fool, according to Webster, is a person who lacks sense or judgment:  a jester, […]

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Psalm 13 –How Long, Lord? Is God ever Late?

 March 6, 2018

How long, Lord? How long, indeed. God sure takes his time! “You are never late for yoga class,” my instructor used to say. “Whenever you arrive, you are just in time.” I was reminded of this while reflecting on Psalm 13. How long, the Psalmist cries out. God is taking his time to respond to […]

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Psalm 11 – Have You Ever Wanted to Fly Away?

 February 20, 2018

Have you ever wanted to fly away, get away from all of your problems or hide where no-one can find you? I know I have. As a single mother when I was raising three small children I would dream of running away to some place where I could sleep non-stop. Hiding can seem like an […]

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Psalm 10 – Does God Care?

 February 13, 2018

A bird came down the walk, he didn’t know I saw; he bit an angle worm in half and ate the fellow raw. In the Garden by Emily Dickinson. In this short poem by Emily Dickinson, she dispassionately observes the reality of garden life. Birds eat worms. That’s just the way it is. It strikes […]

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Psalm 8 – What a Piece of Work is Man!

 January 30, 2018

What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason! How infinite in faculty, in form and moving! How express and admirable in action! How like an angel in apprehension! How like a god! The beauty of the world! The paragon of animals! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?   Hamlet, […]

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Where Does One Find Justice? Psalm 7

 January 23, 2018

There are an abundance of legal dramas on TV. The newest one, “Bull.” is about a trial consulting firm that uses psychology to get the optimal jury and persuade jurors to find their client not guilty. This is a far cry from the legal system of the Old Testament where judges reign supreme and God, […]

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Psalm 6 – How Long, Lord? 

 January 16, 2018

We are in the midst of a bitter, cold winter and a strong flu season. If the ice and snow doesn’t keep you inside, the threat of germs and viruses may keep you from venturing out into public and risk being laid up for weeks. Or perhaps you are already dealing with one of the […]

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