Category: Psalms

What Do Mountains in the Psalms Teach Us About God?

 October 11, 2022

I awoke on Sunday morning to the words, “I will lift my eyes to the mountains,” and “As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord is around his people.” I was in Rock Springs, Wyoming, on the last leg of a journey to Idaho to visit family. There were mountain in the distance prompting my […]

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Psalm 139:7-8 – The Hound of Heaven

 October 4, 2022

I was aware of the poem, The Hound of Heaven, by Frances Thompson, but didn’t pay it much attention until writing the last book in my series, Prima Ballerina. It seemed the perfect poem for Ashley, the main character. As I read Psalm 139 recently, I realized that long before Thompson wrote his masterpiece, there […]

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Psalm 34:8 – Taste and See! The Senses in the Psalms

 September 13, 2022

Psalm 34:8 tells us to “taste and see the goodness of the Lord!” But how is that possible? How can you taste God – a spiritual being? And the tongue can’t see … or can it? The Importance of the Senses As a writer I’m aware of the importance of using all senses to engage […]

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Humility in the Psalms

 August 16, 2022

Humility is an essential virtue for the spiritual journey. We need humility to acknowledge our need for God. But what can we learn about humility in the Psalms? What do the Psalms have to teach us about this crucial virtue? What differentiates Humility? I’ve heard that humility lies between courage and arrogance. What a wonderful […]

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Forgiveness in the Psalms

 June 30, 2022

Forgiveness is a process. It doesn’t happen overnight and usually requires time and healing. But what does Scripture tell us about forgiveness? And, what can we learn about forgiveness in the Psalms? Forgiveness is a Process “I’ve given up on forgiving and loving,” the eighty-four-year-old woman claimed as she sat down next to me. I […]

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Searching for Wisdom in the Psalms

 January 12, 2022

I have spent my whole life searching for wisdom, never realizing that search was leading me to the Psalms. Yet that is precisely where I find myself, searching for wisdom in the Psalms. My Journey towards Wisdom Back in my twenties I remember completing an inventory where I needed to rank thirty values according to […]

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Trees in the Psalms – If Trees Could Talk!

 January 4, 2022

Trees are significant in Scripture. The Bible begins and ends with a tree – beginning with the tree of life in the garden of Eden and ending with the tree of life in New Jerusalem in the book of Revelations. The Book of the Psalms begins with a tree. If these trees could talk, what […]

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God’s Holy Memory – Psalm 30:5

 December 1, 2021

The Holidays are filled with memories. Some great, others not so great. Those are the ones we would like to forget. But what do we mean when we say memory is holy? And what is God’s Holy Memory? Alzheimer’s There’s been news lately about the possibility of an Alzheimer’s vaccine. Sign me up! My mom […]

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What Is a Sacrifice of Thanksgiving?

 November 17, 2021

As the American celebration of Thanksgiving approaches, we, here in the US, are reminded about the importance of giving thanks for all we have. The Psalms are full of words of thanks and praise, praising God for who God is and thanking God for all God has done. But what is a sacrifice of thanksgiving, […]

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Simple Pleasures

 October 12, 2021

That first sip of coffee or a frothy latte on a cold morning. Chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven. Pumpkin donuts and apple pie. Children at play. A baby’s smile. A bike ride through a tree covered lane, especially when fall colors are abloom. The joy of becoming lost in a good book. […]

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