Psalm 144 (Psalms on the Trail)

“O Lord, what are human beings that you regard them, or mortals that you think of them? They are like a breath, their days are a passing shadow.” Psalm 144:3-4 There is a worldview that perceives our life here as concrete and physically tangible, while whatever “after-life” there is will be something rather nebulous, maybe […]

Psalm 85 (Psalms on the Trail)

“Steadfast love and faithfulness have met each other; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.”  Psalm 85:10 There is a love affair going on between steadfast love, faithfulness, righteousness (also known as justice) and peace…a love affair that exists in God’s presence.  Hopefully these are found in some measure in our most intimate love and […]

Psalm 75 (Psalms on the Trail)

We give you thanks, O God.   We give you thanks, calling upon your name and declaring all your wonderful deeds. Psalm 75:1  Or an alternative offered by Nan C. Merrill in the paraphrase “Psalms for Praying:” We give thanks to You, O Beloved,      we give thanks;   We call upon your name […]

Psalm 7 (Psalms on the Trail)

God is my shield, who saves the upright in heart. Psalm 7:10 Reflection:  Believe it or not, I am nervous around heights, so sometimes I am puzzled by my fascination with hiking mountains.  On any kind of cliff or outcropping I prefer a good yard or more from the edge, or sitting down, or holding […]