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Psalm 128: Blessed

 June 18, 2020

When asked what was necessary for happiness, Freud didn’t go on a long philosophical discourse. He said “Love and work… work and love, that’s all there is.” He may very well have been referring to Psalm 128. Psalm 128 Another wisdom psalm, Psalm 128’s focus, like Psalm 127, is that happiness comes from fear of […]

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Psalm 90: Ending Like a Sigh

 September 18, 2019

“Our years come to an end like a sigh,” Psalm 90 tells us (9b). Will your life end like a sigh? A single breath let loose as a final “Amen” to a life well-lived? Or will you burn out quickly, like a candle burning at both ends? Paul speaks of this life as a race […]

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Psalm 62:  How Do You Find Rest?

 March 5, 2019

Work is important, but so is rest from labor. Psalm 62 is one of a group of seven psalms that focus on trust and confidence in God: 4, 11, 16, 23, 27, 62, 131. It is a welcome respite from the laments we’ve been reading. We need rest from lamenting, moving from lament to trust! […]

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Let Sunday be Sunday!

 September 3, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability Why can’t I just let Sunday be Sunday? A day of rest and relaxation. A day of prayer dedicated to God. A day with no agenda. It’s not that I don’t have plenty to do to fill the day. I resist the urge to bring work home. I resist […]

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Thank God for Labor!

 September 1, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability Labor Day weekend has arrived. Time for the last splurge of summer. While summer officially lasts until September 22, for many this is considered the unofficial end of the summer vacation season. Children go back to school making family vacations impossible to schedule. Even though my children are no […]

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Grass, Like Hair, Grows Where It Will

 June 30, 2017

Try though we might to have a yard of lush, green grass, this keeps eluding us. We distribute grass seed throughout the lawn only to have them picked up by passing birds. We try to patch brown spots left by our dog to no avail. What grass we do have, gets swallowed up by creeping […]

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