Read Psalm 63 1 O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. Thirst I was cutting the lawnand trimming the bushesand edging the drivewayand pulling … More What Does It Mean to Thirst for God?
Read Psalm 36 Part of the Poetry Project An attempt to write a “poetic reflection” on each of the psalms in the Psalter. Don’t think of these as high art, (that won’t be hard); but as one man’s attempt to be honest with the spirit contained in the psalm. Your Heart Has a Voice Your … More Your Heart has a Voice (that you cannot trust)
There is perhaps no one who believes in God who has not on ocassion asked this question? How Long O Lord? How long before a marriage improves, a son repents, a daughter expresses humility, a sorrow ends, an illness is overcome, a job situation improves, a depression ends? How long Lord, before this pain I … More Thursday, Day 5 — How Long O Lord?
Read Psalm 74 and Psalm 38 Lament : to mourn aloud; to wail. 1 : to express sorrow, mourning, or regret for, … often demonstratively : to mourn 2 : to regret strongly Still another aspect of Lament in the Psalm literature of the Old Testament is confusion. The lamenting soul is tormented by confusion over … More Calling Out from Pain — Day 3
A Morning Praise of the King of King “Our Jewish friends will rest this day in praise of You for creation and Your command to cease from work. And many of us who have believed in their blessing— the Promised One, the Messiah, will rest in the grace that has been given to Gentiles. And … More A Sabbath Week of Praise — Saturday
In December of 2009 or thereabouts, my son, Marty Schoenleber III (aka Marty S. Dalton), put a video up on Youtube.com. It inspired me to keep working on a project I thought of a couple of years ago. The idea is to write a poem of personal reflection for each Psalm in the Psalter. Here are some … More Praise is Meaningless
Part of the Poetry Project (poetic reflections on the poetry of God) Read Psalm 27 On my sister’s birthday (4/4), The Gospel Coalition invited the world to spend a day in prayer and fasting for the pandemic called Covid19 virus but also for the advance of the gospel that meets the deepest needs of all … More One Thing – What is it?
Saturday is for Thinking Part of the continuing series called “The Poetry Project”. The poetry project is a periodic series that appears on the blog as a part of my daily devotions in the psalms. When time allows and “inspiration” hits, I attempt to give a meditative reflection on a psalm in a poetic form. Never think … More Really God?
Read Psalm 38 God’s words are authoritative. Mine are not. Sometimes however, trying to put God’s word’s in our own “paraphrase” can be helpful at getting to a deeper understanding of God’s authoritative standard. In the following lines I have tried to rephrase “the feeling and passion” of God’s word. I hope it is helpful … More When We Deserve the Worst
While meditating on Psalm 105, some simple lines to remind my soul that there is such a thing as glory. With apologies to Rich Mullin, there is glory in every page of Scripture if we rightly discern its subject. However circuitious, the subject is always Christ. God’s glory is on display and we all need … More There is Such a Thing as Glory