Tag: Hope

May 1st 2020: Psalm 149

Psalm 149 1 Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song.     Sing his praises in the assembly of the faithful. 2 O Israel, rejoice in your Maker.     O people of Jerusalem, exult in your King. 3 Praise his name with dancing,     accompanied by tambourine and harp. 4 For the Lord delights in his people;     he crowns the […]

April 27th 2020: Psalm 61

Psalm 61 For the director of music. With stringed instruments. Of David. 1 Hear my cry, O God;     listen to my prayer. 2 From the ends of the earth I call to you,     I call as my heart grows faint;     lead me to the rock that is higher than I. 3 For you have been my refuge,     a […]

April 11th 2020: Psalm 142

Psalm 142 A maskilof David. When he was in the cave. A prayer. 1 I cry aloud to the Lord;     I lift up my voice to the Lord for mercy. 2 I pour out before him my complaint;     before him I tell my trouble. 3 When my spirit grows faint within me,     it is you who watch over […]

April 2nd 2020: Psalm 42

Listen to today’s Psalm here It’s not always the case, but it is today: I’ve written a song which features a good portion of this psalm. Here is a recording made by Ghostree of that song back in 2011 in Nashville Hope by Ghostree Now we’ve got that out of the way, on to the […]

April 1st 2020: Psalm 62

You can read today’s Psalm below  Truly my soul finds rest in God;     my salvation comes from him. 2 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;     he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. 3 How long will you assault me?     Would all of you throw me down—     this leaning wall, this tottering fence? 4 Surely […]

The Return of Daily Bible Reflections

Periodically I discipline myself to write a short piece about the readings that are offered for each day by the Church of England, the Church I work for. As we are in the midst of Coronavirus and all that it has brought so far and will bring in the future, it feels like a good […]

On Pain

I can’t concentrate. I’ve not been able to concentrate for a good few weeks now. Every time I move, as well as sometimes when I don’t, several parts of my body hurt at once. Even lying down results in yelps of discomfort. Not fun. A few months ago I pinned a joint in my shoulder […]

Hope (a New Year Meandering)

I’m not big on resolutions for the start of a new calendar year. Over the last couple, I’ve promised to write on the Church of England lectionary reading every day (lasted a few months) and write a new song every month (managed one for half the months of the year) so it turns out I’m […]

March 22nd 2016: Luke 22: 39-53

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. Have you ever prayed so earnestly that it was as if you were sweating blood? In our comfortable Western context, prayer can easily lack intensity. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a place where someone sweated like great drops of blood blood in anguished […]

March 9th 2016: Hebrews 10:1-18

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. ‘I will remember their sins and lawless deeds no more’ Today’s is one of the most amazing passages in the whole of Scripture (in my opinion). Jesus gave a single offering for all sin, which was sufficient to satisfy the demands of justice. The law […]

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