Archives for May 2016

Psalm 118 (Psalms on the Trail)

“This is the day the Lord has made;  let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24 For a number of years now, I have woken up on a Friday morning, realized that it is my day off, and stretched with pleasure.  The words of this psalm then run through my head:  This is […]

Psalm 117 (Psalms on the Trail)

“The faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Hallelujah!”  Psalm 117:2b These flowers in the photo are Virginia spiderwort.  Spiderwort is a large but dainty perennial with branched stalks topped by groups of blue, three-petaled flowers an inch or two across. While on the trail they caught my eye and gave me hope to keep trudging on […]

Psalm 116 (Psalms on the Trail)

“How shall I repay the Lord for all the good things God has done for me? I will lift the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord. I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all God’s people.”  Psalm 116: 12-14 Waynesboro, VA, looks out for AT […]

Psalm 115 (Psalms on the Trail)

Carolina lily, AT trail blaze. “Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory because of your steadfast love and faithfulness.”  Psalm 115:1 It’s counter-intuitive to our cultural ethos that leadership is “not about us.”  Yet for followers of Jesus, leadership never points to one’s self.  Leadership does not need […]

Psalm 114 (Psalms on the Trail)

“When Israel went out from Egypt, The house of Jacob from people of strange language, Judah became God’s sanctuary,  Israel his dominion. The sea looked and fled; Jordan turned back. The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs. Why is it, O sea, that you flee? Or Jordan, that you turn back? Or mountains […]