Thoughts on Psalms… 5

Thoughts on Psalms… 5

Yesterday, we had a nice day of visiting with friends. We drank tea with one and met a new grand-baby, and were able to surprise another who was totally not expecting us.

How special to come home and see that, while some things change, others don’t … friendships, the ability to laugh together. The fact of having walked through lots of shared experiences together creates a bond that time doesn’t wash away.

I read psalm 5 in the hours before I was getting ready to head to church…

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Thoughts on Psalms… 4

Thoughts on Psalms… 4

Well… we’re a little behind on posting. While I’ve kept up with the reading, making time to sit down and post my thoughts has suffered a little bit as daily activity has increased a little bit.

As a number of you will know by now, we’re back in Canada. We kept our cards pretty close to our chest about coming home because we just really needed a rest, so for the first few days, we really didn’t move too much. Over the weekend, however, that changed as we visited with a few friends then had a church day on Sunday.

But let’s get back to Psalm 4…

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Thoughts on Psalms… 2

Thoughts on Psalms… 2

Let me begin by saying that I cannot read Psalm 2 without hearing it in the rhythm, or accompanied by the orchestration, of George Handel’s from his Christmas oratorio… Messiah.

That undoubtedly comes from having sung it a number of times as part of the Saint John Symphony Chorus in my hometown. We normally rehearsed for weeks, in the lead-up to Christmas, at Saint John’s beautiful and historic Trinity Anglican Church. Eventually, we were part of the annual performance of Handel’s Messiah, at the beautiful Imperial Theatre, by the Saint John Symphony Orchestra.

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Thoughts on Psalms… 1

Thoughts on Psalms… 1

Going to move on from the #DaysOfGratitude posts and, for the next month or so… journal some of my thoughts on the Psalms.

On one hand, it’s a way to keep me accountable to a reading goal that I’m setting myself for the few weeks that I’m on vacay, away from home. On another hand, it’s also a way to anchor some of the posts about Gratitude.

Let me explain…

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It’s July!

It’s July!

If things kind of stalled after my 30 days of Gratitude, it’s because I was away in Romania (as you know) and left my computer back in France.

I was able to continue posting the #30Days posts because I’d pre-made draft post templates that I simply needed to type up – doable via iPad. For the longer, less standardized posts… a bit tougher. So here we are 2 weeks later.

Let’s dive in…

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