Category Archives: Songs along the way

We’ve been given a song book to sing from. The Psalms have it all, joy, frustration, despair, longing, crying, laughing, celebration, awe, wonder and more. Each week we’ll be exploring a song from the hymnal together.

Psalm 119

Were you wondering when this was coming? Or maybe you’d forgotten the Psalm series and Jason’s brilliant illustrations? Or maybe you’re new to these parts and have no idea what I’m talking about, if so- see the Songs Along The … Continue reading

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Psalm 118

This is a pretty repetitive Psalm, which depending on your church tradition, you’ll probably either love or hate. Over the years I’ve heard so many arguments for and against songs that are repeated over and over again, leading me to … Continue reading

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Psalm 117

This Psalm is a small one isn’t it? One of those ones you can actually memorise, the small child to the big daddy of Psalm 119 ever looming on the horizon as I wonder how to summerise that into a … Continue reading

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Psalm 115

I’m continuing to realise again and again that the one thing I really crave is recognition in this life. I want recognition for the stuff I do for church, I want someone to validate my writing and tell me I’m … Continue reading

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Psalm 114

Psalm 114 Life has been pretty hard around these parts recently, hope has been something to be fought for, clung to and I’ve had to remind myself not to despair or give in. That’s not an easy thing to do … Continue reading

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Joy

This is just about the saddest, most beautiful song in my world right now. Listen to the video- if you want to skip to the song rather than listen to the intro just forward it on to about 4 min … Continue reading

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Psalm 113

Back to the Psalms. Right then. (I did write this back in September when it was a shiny new month and I was full of resolve and purpose. And then events took over and strangely it is October already.  Excuses … Continue reading

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Psalm 112

What does it mean to live a good life? Read Psalm 112 here. This is another one of those tricky to negotiate Psalms, the righteous vs the wicked, the kind of polarization that leaves us squirming a bit in our … Continue reading

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Psalm 111

Read Psalm 111 here. I find it very easy for my mind to slip through this Psalm without it stopping at any connecting points. As I skim down the passage my brain takes in the big concepts with almost too … Continue reading

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Friday

“A murderer they save, the prince of life they slay.” “Guilty vile and helpless we, Spotless Lamb of God was he, Full atonement, can it be? Hallelujah, what a Saviour!” “He was a man of sorrows, familiar with suffering and … Continue reading

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