Walking Through Psalms: Focus

When my glasses become smudged, I’m forced to read words through a haze.  Many times I’ve taken them off my nose and used my shirt to wipe away the haze; however, it only creates a greater murkiness in which to navigate the letters upon the page.  This is frustrating.  Why doesn’t the shirt work?  Shirts are…

More Than a Feeling

If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?  Psalms 11:3 True faith is more than a feeling.  Our feelings change but the foundation of our faith never changes.  That’s not to say we can’t change our opinions, of course we can.  I once believed drinking alcohol in any fashion was sin, but I no longer hold…

Death, On a Walk Through Psalms

We must see death to fully appreciate life. For in death there is no remembrance of You; In the grave who will give You thanks?  Psalms 6:5 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going….

Sin…We All Do It

Psalms 6:1-2      Please, Lord,     don’t punish me when you are angry;     don’t discipline me when you are furious. 2 Have mercy on me, Lord,     because I’m frail. Heal me, Lord,     because my bones are shaking in terror!  I sin everyday.  I try not to sin and try to do good; but none-the-less, sin, in…

Meeting Trump Along the Way

I continue my walk through the book of Psalms.  Imagine my surprise when I met one of the presidential candidates along the way!  As soon as I read Psalms 5:9, Donald Trump came to mind.  He seemed to resurface again in the book of Romans For there is nothing trustworthy or steadfast or truthful in their talk;…

Fill us with Wonder

Because of your great mercy,     I come to your house, Lord, and I am filled with wonder as I bow down     to worship     at your holy temple. Psalms 5:7 For today’s scripture I wanted to find a lovely photo of a simple church surrounded by God’s beautiful nature.  I found many; but try as I…

Luna and I Pray

Psalms 5:1-2 Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and my God, For to You I will pray.  My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up. While spending time with God this morning, upon my bed, the…

Christian Meditation?

Psalms 5:1 I had a healthy fear of meditation.  Growing up Independent Fundamental Christian I was taught to fear many things, one being meditation.  I was taught to believe a transcendental state made the soul vulnerable to demonic possession.  I was also taught it impossible for a “true Christian”  to be demon possessed because their…

God is Listening

The Lord listens and heeds when I call to Him.   Psalms 4:3 I am always his child and He is always my Father. My Prayer:  Dear Lord, how comforting it is to know you’re only a whisper away. You invite us to come to you as little children…wide-eyed and filled with simple faith…knowing you love…

Daily Prayer

O sons of men, how long will my honor and glory be [turned into] shame? How long will you love worthless (vain, futile) things and seek deception and lies? Selah.  [God] Psalms 4:2 Mankind in his/her greed rapes God’s creation every day. My Prayer:  God, forgive us for destroying your beautiful world.  Mankind stands guilty…