Archives for June 2016

Psalm 130 (Psalms on the Trail)

  “My soul waits for the Lord, more than those who keep watch for the morning.” Psalm 130:6 My experience of keeping watch for the morning happens on the trail.  After a hard day of backpacking, I am in the tent by dusk, body aching, exhausted and soon sink into sleep. But often around 3:30 […]

Psalm 129 (Psalms on the Trail)

“Greatly have they oppressed me since my youth, but they have not prevailed against me…. The Lord, the Righteous One, has cut the cords of the wicked.”  Psalm 129:2,4 This psalm is not a blessing like yesterday’s psalm.  In fact Psalm 129 begs people not to give any blessing to the oppressor.  Why?  The psalmist […]

Psalm 128 (Psalms on the Trail)

“May God bless your from Zion, and may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life.”   Psalm 128:5 Often on the trail this past week I would stop and talk a minute with those who passed by.  “Safe journey”  would be the short blessing as we headed off in opposite […]