All posts filed under: Psalm photos

Psalm 23 – Shadow

Once I heard about the eclipse happening this year and as close to me as it was, there was no way that I was going to miss heading down to see it. I am grateful for a family that is equally adventurous to want to […]

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Psalm 22 – Forsaken

The other morning, I was heading to an event for the Presbytery and ended up getting down there about 30 minutes earlier than I needed to. Right by the church where we were to meet was a cemetery that looked like a nice place for […]

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Psalm 21 – Rise Up

Its been nearly 2 weeks since I wrote about Psalm 20 and each day since that time, I’ve been reading Psalm 21 and wasn’t finding something that just connected with it. Its not that there isn’t powerful stuff in Psalm 21, but just wasn’t finding […]

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Psalm 20 – Walking With

This past Tuesday we had a staff retreat at a local Jesuit retreat center. Like many similar places they had a prayer labyrinth available for people to walk and pray. During a time where we broke off as individuals, I took time to walk and […]

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Psalm 19 – First Light

Right about this time of year 24 years ago, I was returning from a mission period in Central America where this Psalm was one that just kept coming up over and over again.  I ended up taking a picture of a sunrise over the ocean […]

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Psalm 18 – Marks

The longest Psalm so far in the book – 50 verses that feel like David just riffing on all the ways that God has provided for him. I have to admit that some of the language (destroying others, etc) makes me more than a bit […]

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Psalm 17 – Tightrope

This past Saturday, I spent the morning working at one of the local Habitat for Humanity builds. I was helping to hang drywall. One of the areas where we were working was around the stairwell going up to the 2nd floor. In the preceding weeks, […]

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Psalm 16 – Distance

I’ve been praying through Psalm 16 a lot the last few weeks – there’s been a lot happening in my life and in the world that has been heavy on me.  Prayers for family members, for friends, for the church I serve, for the community […]

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Psalm 15 – More Chalk

A few weeks ago I wrote about a disturbing message I saw written on a sidewalk. I am grateful to have seen something else written that was not an attack on someone but instead reflected beauty and joy.  Psalm 15 is one that focuses on […]

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Psalm 14 – Proof

Psalm 14 starts out… Fools say to themselves, “There is no God.” I don’t know if I can make the same statement. There are a lot of understandable reasons that people can say that there is no God or god or gods or divine being(s) […]

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Psalm 13 – Lament

Yesterday afternoon all along the main drag of our town, every tree and every pole had white and blue ribbons tied to them.  They were in recognition of the release of Otto Warmbier, the young man who was just released from prison in North Korea. […]

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Psalm 12 – Chalk

I’ve been reading through Psalm 12 for over a week now. Initially my focus as I read was on verses 6-7: The Lordʼs words are absolutely reliable. They are as untainted as silver purified in a furnace on the ground, where it is thoroughly refined. […]

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