Read Psalm 90 and 130 There is joy after tears when tears are humble. May all your tears flow from a humble heart. A Morning Prayer of Lament Taking Psalm 90 Personally 6205 days left. Six thousand two hundred days left. Six-thousand-two-hundred-days left. I can’t stretch them. Only You know if they or more are … More Day 7, Saturday — Waiting, Watching, in Wonder
Lament : to mourn aloud; to wail. 1 : to express sorrow, mourning, or regret for, … often demonstratively : to mourn 2 : to regret strongly A new series begins next Sunday. Each day at midnight, I will post a series of three laments, one to correspond to each of the three “hours” … More A Sabbath Week of Lament — Sunday
Reading with the Pastor Luke 13 and Psalm 90 Verses 18-21 grabbed my attention from today’s reading. The Mustard Seed and the Leaven 18 He said therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? 19 It is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew … More What to Remember When Your Love and Care Aren’t “Enough”
There is so much I wish . . . I have a picture of mom and dad from the weekend in June when I had the privilege of “officiating” at the renewing of their marriage vows on their 50th anniversary. Two months later Dad entered eternity. And five years later, mom joined him. In the … More My Parents are Gone
Wednesday is for Prayer Otis Redding died at the age of 26, but not before leaving the timeless “Dock of the Bay.” Jim Croce died at 30, but not before giving the world “Time in a Bottle.” Princess Diana of Wales died at 36, but not before championing the removal of war-mines from battle-fields. William … More What Will You Do with Your One Life?
Sunday Musings I have been slowly working my way through Eric Metaxes’ biography on Dietrich Bonhoeffer. It is well written, even if it lacks the documentation and footnotes that some would like. (Maybe Metaxas and the publisher will add that to later additions.) I am up to 1937 and the Nazi’s are beginning to get … More Numbering Days with the Bonhoeffer Family
Read Psalm 90 Poems for Psalms (Another addition to “The Poetry Project”) Always good to read the Psalm first. (Updated) A day working in the garden doing all the physical things that my mostly sedentary lifestyle avoids is a great way to remind yourself of the finitude of life. The great law-giver, Moses, has one … More Taking Psalm 90 Personally
Moses speaks of his old age longing “Let your works be shown to your servants, and your glorious power to their children.” Psalm 90:16 If you are Moses, you’ve lived your life, made your mistakes, paid your prices, celebrated your wins, mourned your losses and now you know that the sand in the top of … More Musings on the Glories of Church Planting