Tag: contemplation

Selah – A Biblical Mystery

 March 17, 2021

Who doesn’t love a mystery? I know I do. I enjoy pondering questions, seeking answers. The Biblical word, Selah, is one such mystery. What does it mean? And why is it in the Bible? Selah in the Old Testament Selah is found 74 times in the Bible, 71 times in the Psalms and three times […]

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Psalm 131: A Child At Rest

 July 9, 2020

Michigan summers are a great time to relax on the beach or at a cottage on one of the many lakes in this great state. Being by a body of water automatically invites me to quiet contemplation. What else invites such rest? A child sleeping in its mother’s arms. Psalm 131 invites us to rest […]

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Psalm 46: Be Still and Know

 November 12, 2018

In a world full of noise and activity, Psalm 46 reminds us of the importance a being still and listening to our God. Our Noisy World In his book, The ScrewTape Letters, C.S. Lewis has the devil, ScrewTape, giving instructions to his disciple, Wormwood, on how to lead humans astray. When Wormwood comes up with […]

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 October 16, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability Familiarity breeds contempt–maybe so. But it also breeds contentment, a sense of stability and security. In a rapidly changing world, a world threatened with violence and terrorism, it’s nice to have some things, some people, some beliefs, that you can hold on to and count on. Friends, family members, […]

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Let Sleeping Cats Lie

 February 18, 2017

Ordinary Time I have an unspoken rule in my life. Never disturb a cat sleeping on my lap. Now I’m not always allowed to follow that rule as demands of phone, children and the dog, often force me to move my sleeping bundle and get up, still I think it’s a good rule. Makes sense […]

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