Category Archives: Psalms

F.O.M.O – Psalm 73

Not so long ago, when we could go to a restaurant as a family, we’d all make our choices, then wait…until the kitchen doors opened, and the meals were set before us, one by one. But – terrible thought – … Continue reading

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Confidence – Psalm 71

The husband of a friend of mine was a shy, reticent guy. You’d see Martin shuffling down the street, head down, looking at no-one. He was a kind and loving husband and father, but he had no job, no qualifications, … Continue reading

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Help! I’m under attack – Psalm 70

I only had one boss in my working life, who did not like me. She made my life difficult, in the hope I’d resign. She was also dishonest in her dealings, and the day of reckoning eventually came for her. … Continue reading

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What to do in scary moments – Psalm 69

I remember a very scary moment as a child. I’d walked out some distance across the wide sands towards the sea, then followed the shoreline for a while. There was a puddly stretch of sand between me and the others, … Continue reading

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See the power, not the problem – Psalm 68

Thinking back to that day, when he was just a lad. What a day that was! A pivotal moment…life would never be the same again. He’d been so sure. So shocked, first, that not one of all those hardened warriors … Continue reading

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Pass it on! – Psalm 67

I went to an Orthodox service once. I loved the part towards the end, where the priest held a candle, and with it lit the candles of one or two people at the front of the church. They turned around … Continue reading

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Tough love – Psalm 66

We’ve all come across one of those obnoxious kids that have been spoiled rotten, and don’t seem to value either the stuff they’ve got, or anybody else. Sadly, parents have all too often substituted spending money in place of spending … Continue reading

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Oh joy! – Psalm 65

See a beautiful sunset; watch waving fields of sweet, ripe corn; enjoy the rippled reflection of a mountain in a lake. These things do us good! Few of us don’t find some peace and joy entering our souls when we … Continue reading

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Feeling vulnerable – Psalm 64

A few weeks ago, the story emerged that some students at Warwick University had group texted, encouraging each other to rape particular women. With encrypted systems, they’d thought their chat was impregnable. That story came sharply to mind as I … Continue reading

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O for a taste! – Psalm 63

I love French bread. And ‘pain au raisin’ – when I stayed in France for a little while, I got TOTALLY hooked on them, and I discovered the best patisseries for them. Now I can only think back and drool! … Continue reading

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