From Hope to Praise

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God. Psalm 43:5 Have you ever been so down that you just couldn’t even sing even in church? You don’t need to feel alone because even…

Walking the Valley

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me Psalms 23:4 NKJV It is far sweeter to talk about passing through the valley of the shadow than it is to walk it. But it…

For I Shall Again Praise Him!

Soon the last colors around here will be the blue of the sky and the gray of the bare trees. But today I had to stop the car and run out into a field to capture this bit of blue and green with just a few dabs of the creator’s paintbrush left on our mountains. Ahead…

Watchmen Wait for the Morning

Psalm 130:6 I wait for the Lord more than the watchmen wait for the morning, more than the watchmen wait for the morning! Unlike the rhyme of English, Hebrew poetry relies among other things on repetition. Each repetition is like increasing the size of the exclamation point at the end of the phrase. Though God…

Time to Sing

When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. Matthew 26:30 On the night when Judas betrayed Him; the disciples spent part of their time at the table arguing over who was the greatest and Peter almost refused the foot washing that Jesus offered. Jesus knowing that on the following day…