Psalm 80: Shining Face of Blessing

Today’s Summer in the Psalms passage is Psalm 80. You can read Psalm 80 here. There’s something about repetition that is soothing to me. I definitely choose to live my life in a rhythm of every morning NPR, scrambled eggs, coffee, and journal. As a kid, every...

Psalm 32: Yahweh on Our Side

Psalm 32 was written to blow us all away. The confession theme today lends itself to both the confession of sin, as well as the confession of the goodness of the Lord. David is saying: Pause for a moment, look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now, because...

Psalm 42: I Just Feel Sad

Today’s Summer in the Psalms passage is Psalm 42:1-11. You can read Psalm 42 here. This Psalm makes my heart sing, which I feel is a strange way to start a post about such a psalm of lament. But really, there are many songs that come to mind when I simply read...

Psalm 72: Freshly Cut Grass

Afflicted. Flourish. Eternal. These words kept coming up as I was reading through this psalm, but I will admit, I read through it many times trying to figure out who exactly the “he” was being referenced through the whole thing. If you haven’t read Psalm 72 yet today,...

Psalm 73: The Nearness of God is my GOOD

Psalm 73 is fascinating to me – the Psalmist throws a huge amount of sass at God, followed by a reality check half way through. I see myself so many times throughout this song, the ways I have battled with God about how unfair it seems that the wicked prosper while...