Psalm 145 (Psalms on the Trail)

  “The eyes  of all wait upon you, O Lord, and you give them their food in due season.” Psalm 145:15   The eyes of all wait upon you, O Lord.  On the trail eyes wait for food.  On this nation’s city streets, on this day and yesterday and how many thousands of days before, […]

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 62 (Psalm on the Trail)

  For God alone I wait in silence; from God comes my salvation. Psalm 62:1 Sometimes, God, I am too quick to run off and talk to others about what’s on my mind before I talk to you.  Maybe I want someone else’s wisdom because I think you can speak through them better than if […]

Psalm 27 (Psalms on the Trail)

Reflection:  I don’t consider myself to be a courageous person.  In fact, I can be a “shrinking violet” about a lot of things.  I was fearful when a thunderstorm would hit while I was on a ridge (somewhat justified).  I was fearful that I wouldn’t be able to complete the climb. I can be fearful […]