Category Archives: Psalms

Psalm 150: The After Glow

There is a moment after watching a wonderful fireworks display or hearing a magnificent symphony or concert, or seeing a phenomenal performance, that you just want to sit in the afterglow of the experience and bask in the memory. After … Continue reading

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Psalm 149: Praise God with Song and Dance! From Triumphalism to Rejoicing.

One of the advantages of being writer is that you get to live vicariously through your characters. I love dancing, however, I’m not very good at it. Fortunately now I’m old enough to dance as if no-one is looking and … Continue reading

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Psalm 148: All Creation Praise the Lord!

Psalm 148, the third of the alleluia psalms that end the Psalter, is a simple song of praise to God found in creation, paralleling the creation story of Genesis. All creation is called upon to praise God, starting with the … Continue reading

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Psalm 147: Twelve Reasons to Praise God

Psalm 147 is the second of the hallelujah psalms that bring the book of the Psalms to a close. It enumerates many reasons to praise our God, any one of which is sufficient reason unto itself, but put together into … Continue reading

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Psalm 146: Praise the Lord who Lifts Up those Who are Bowed Down!

  I’m looking for a few good women or men, people who are more concerned with helping others than promoting themselves. No sense in looking in congress for such persons. If they are there, they are pretty much invisible. These … Continue reading

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Psalm 145: The Beginning of the End

Throughout the centuries people have been fascinated by talk of the end times. They read the book of Revelation, see elements of their own time and predict the end is near. Hence the popularity of the Tim LaHaye and Jerry … Continue reading

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Psalm 144: Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammo?

There’s something in the Bible for everyone:  for young lovers full of vigor, seniors struggling with disability, for kings and leaders, for the poor or depressed, for simple farm laborers, for family members. That’s part of the beauty of Scripture. … Continue reading

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Psalm 143: Knowing when to Stop Talking

We all know the type. They make a good point in a presentation but instead of stopping, they keep talking, leaving us behind in the wake of their self-congratulations and taking away from what they had earlier said. Or those … Continue reading

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Psalm 142: From Prison Cells

If prison walls could talk . . . you would hear stories as unique as all of the individuals who have resided therein. The walls of Long Kesh prison in Northern Ireland would have tales of hunger strikes and protests … Continue reading

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Psalm 141: An Evening Examen

As an off the charts introvert, my inclination for most of my life has been to keep my mouth shut. Unlike the extrovert who waxes eloquent at the first opportunity that presents itself, my tendency has been to only speak … Continue reading

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