Category Archives: Psalms

Where Is Home?

I cry to you, O Lord, and say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living”.  (Psalm 142:5) People are usually rightly proud of their ancestral heritage, proud of their religious and ethnic traditions.  Many people … Continue reading

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Ordination Message

(The following is a message I gave to Rebecca Driscoll, on her ordination to the Christian Ministry at First Baptist Church, Attleboro, Massachusetts on June 24, 2018) Rebecca, I am honored that you asked me to give the charge to … Continue reading

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A Cry From the Depths

Psalms 130 and 131 are a beautiful duo.  The first is a cry from the depths and the second is an answer from the heart.  Most people remember Psalm 130 as the haunting music “De Profundis” from the movie “Sixth … Continue reading

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Be Still

Terrorist attacks and mass shootings bring to the foreground a high level of existential fear that hides in the shadows.  Politicians like Donald Trump play to the fears of the crowd with great bombast.  The news media fill the airwaves … Continue reading

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Reframing

A shift of perspective frequently happens in the Psalms, the beautiful poetry of the Hebrew Bible. The writer will describe the misery of his situation and ask God’s help but at the conclusion will imagine that help has already arrived … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving on Recovering from Illness

I never prayed so much as the time I spent in the bathroom the night before last – about twelve trips that night until the contents of my stomach and intestines were emptied, as a result of a nasty virus.  … Continue reading

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