Wildflower, Sandy River Delta

You have not abandoned my soul

Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.  I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.” Psalm 16:1 I am thankful for the good fortunes brought upon my life by my God, my Father, my Jesus.  I am thankful for your word which lights up…

Medicine Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

You alone are to be feared

“You alone are to be feared.  Who can stand before you when you are angry.” Psalm 76:7 Let my heart be humble.  Let it be filled with your love and compassion for others. Let pride, arrogance and independence from You be banished from my heart. Let me not be so influenced by man that I…

Statue of Zeus, Selcuk, Turkey

Endless searching to fill empty spaces

“Unless the Lord builds the house, it’s builders labor in vain.” Psalm 127:7 Endless searching to fill an emptiness in my heart that couldn’t be filled with earthly things. I attempted to fill my empty space, this longing in my heart for something more — with material things and a string of accomplishments and relationships. …

Kas, Turkey

The wicked has no victory over me

They have greatly oppressed me from my youth but they have not gained the victory over me.” Psalm 129:2 This verse speaks of bearing a life time of oppression yet through God the wicked had no victory. Many of us bear the scars of wickedness done to us in our youth.  Awful, hateful things that,…

Who may ascend to your holy hill?

“Who may ascend the hill of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false.”  Psalm 24:3-4 Ascending implies that I must put forth effort to be accepted into the…

Psalm 119:169-176

“Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.” Psalm 119:169 Let my cry come before you.  A cry that results from knowing that you, O Lord, are the only one who understands me and knows what I need.  All my decisions have been fraught with my own…

Alone like a bird on a roof

“I lie awake; I have become like a bird alone on a roof.” Psalm 102:7 My life has emptied of people — through divorce, sickness and death.  Friendships have fallen away.  I looked around and they were all gone — these humans in whom I put so much trust and hope.  I looked to them…