Tag: renewal

Psalm 103: Renewing Your Youth Like an Eagle

 December 19, 2019

As I’ve been reflecting on Psalm 103, the song from GodSpell based on this psalm, keeps coming back to me, filling my head with music: “O Bless the Lord, my Soul!” (1a, 2a, 22b) There are many reasons to bless the Lord. First among these are God’s mercy and steadfast love, as recounted in Psalm […]

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Psalm 96: Sing a New Old Song

 October 30, 2019

Psalm 96:  Sing a New Old Song Whenever unsure about what song to write, musicians frequently look to old songs and do remakes. Remakes of old songs are often sure hits. Sometimes they surpass the popularity of the original. Sometimes the original is forgotten entirely. We may be surprised to learn a song we love […]

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Re-Ignited – Rewards of Perseverance

 August 7, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability Sometimes Scripture fails me. It is flat and tasteless in my mouth. No words of inspiration or exhortation. Sometimes it misleads me. I focus on that which isn’t for me and ignore that which is truly directed at me. Sometimes prayer fails me. Search though I might, I find […]

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Think Depletion, not Depression

 September 13, 2016

During my thirties and forties, I had a number of books of daily meditations. The idea was that by reading these positive reflections every day, eventually I would internalize their message and change negative thinking patterns. I read them faithfully for years. I remember one meditation that spoke of depletion and depression. When starting to […]

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Letting Lent be Lent

 February 18, 2015

Seems like I’ve been trying to find ways to make Lent special forever. Since my years in a Catholic grade school when I would give up candy and movies for Lent, through my adult years where I would try to “do” something rather than just giving something up, I would spend hours trying to figure […]

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