Reading the Psalms as often as possible brings such peace and calm into my life. I have worked really hard to make this a part of my daily morning routine. On hard days it brings comfort and encouragement. I find nourishment for my soul. Here is one that fed me lately. May you also be… Continue reading Ready is My Heart
Yesterday, for my Lenter Psalter group reading, I read the 1st Kathisma in the Psalter which includes Chapters 1-8 of the Psalms. I was drawn to a verse in Chapter 4, actually several verses. This is a beautiful chapter. When I called upon Thee, O God of my righteousness, Thou didst hearken unto me; in… Continue reading Psalm 4
Earlier this week I read the Psalm 67 (66 in the Psalter According to the Seventy-my favorite translation!). God be gracious unto us and bless us, and cause His face to shine upon us and have mercy on us, that we may know upon the earth Thy way, among all the nations Thy salvation. Let… Continue reading God Be Gracious Unto Us
My morning routine has become a very important part of my day. I begin with a focus on that "one thing needful" and it brings to my day a foundation of hope. This morning I woke to a very light dusting of snow and the snow always reminds me of Psalm 50/51. I love this… Continue reading Morning Prayers
As I woke this morning there was a deep chill in the air. The temperature outside was 28 degrees! The world was bright and crisp and frosty. After a cup of coffee and a zoom meeting, I headed outside for a quick walk to document the beauty. We were filled in the morning with Thy… Continue reading Beauty in the Mornings
Earlier this week in my post Death is Overthrown I mentioned that I was reading Way of the Ascetic by Tito Colliander. I've been pondering on this very short section of his book, On Times of Darkness, all week. I shared how comforting it was to know that "even the saints have had their dark… Continue reading Take Comfort
This mornings Psalter reading was such a great reminder... Let us praise the Lord today! Proclaim His mercy this morning and His truth as we lay down to sleep. Sing unto the Lord!
About two months ago I decided that I wanted to add Psalter readings to my daily routine. The Psalter is just a fancy book of Psalms that is used in liturgical practice. It contains the Septuagint version (in the numbering) of the Psalms that dates back to, well, forever. (Which is why you will see… Continue reading Psalter Readings