Tag: prayer

Psalm 28 – I Call on the Rock

 June 11, 2024

When you are in trouble, who do you call? In Psalm 28 – I call on the rock, the psalmist says. Who is this rock and what is the nature of this call? Psalm 28 Psalm 28 is a lament. The writer calls on God, asks God to hear his prayer, to not remain silent […]

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Psalm 20 – The Lord Answer You

 April 16, 2024

Our psalm for this week is a prayer made for someone else. We hear in the first line of Psalm 20 – the Lord answer you. Who are they praying for and what do they want for this person? Psalm 20 Psalm 20 is a prayer for the king. The psalmist is praying for victory […]

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Psalm 9 – I Will Give Thanks!

 January 30, 2024

Today I join with the psalmist in praying Psalm 9 – I will give thanks! Thank you, God, for blessings bestowed, for your love and mercy, for you. What is the writer of Psalm thanking God for? Psalm 9 The writer of Psalm 9 begins with words of praise and thanksgiving: “I will give thanks […]

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Not Every Voice You Hear in Prayer comes from God

 May 23, 2023

It’s a beginner’s lesson, learning that not every voice you hear in prayer comes from God. And yet, with over sixty years of a life committed to seeking God’s will, I can still fall into that common error. So I’m forced to remind myself again and again, not every voice you hear in prayer comes […]

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Is It True that Idle Hands are the Devil’s Workshop?

 April 25, 2023

Growing up, I can remember the phrase, idle hands are the devil’s workshop. Don’t know who said it or how many times, I just know I heard it. Maybe from the sisters at St. Mary’s Grade School. Recently I read that when our minds aren’t busy working on something, they turn to anxiety and worry. […]

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Going from Doom-scrolling to God-scrolling

 August 25, 2021

Like many others during the past year and a half, I’ve found myself obsessively searching out and reading bad news—doom-scrolling. It’s like watching a train-wreck, unable to turn away. Lately I’ve been asking myself—Is there a way to go from doom-scrolling to God-scrolling? What Is Doom-scrolling? Doom-scrolling or doom-surfing, is the tendency to continue to […]

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Give Mom Spirituality Based on Her Everyday Reality

 April 26, 2021

When I was a young mother, over thirty years ago, there was little to no information available to help moms grow in spirituality based on her everyday reality. To grow spiritually we were told we needed to go on a retreat away from everything, something very difficult for someone with small children. In response to […]

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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 1 – Trees by Flowing Waters

 January 5, 2021

Trees are beautiful sights to see. There are so many varieties and shapes, with branches that go in varying directions, covered with leaves and fruit, making a strong foundation from which to hang swings, bird feeders, hold tree houses, or hang ornaments for Christmas. They are wonderful pieces of God’s creation. So many of the […]

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A Cup of Joy: Isaiah 35:1-10

 December 15, 2020

This week I raise a cup of Joy (or Faith since Joy requires faith!) Our time of waiting for Christmas is half over; this is reason for rejoicing for some, for terror for others who are not ready. In Catholic churches throughout the world, the rose candle of the Advent wreath is lit, signaling the […]

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