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 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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Thursday

The beginning of the end. The beginning of the future. The time has now come. The time is here. The time has come to bow. The upper room. Twelve sit and eat. One man breaks bread and one man’s heart … Continue reading

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What Jesus did next..

After Jesus was tempted and resisted the devil’s attempts to sabotage his life he headed off towards the cross. It took him just over three years of walking around Isreal and the surrounding areas to get there, but, then again, … Continue reading

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Psalm 109

Yes I have procrastinated about writing about this Psalm. In part due to some circumstances and in part, because yes, you guessed it, it’s about David reigning down curses on his enemies. I’m not really sure what we’re meant to … Continue reading

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Psalm 108

Confidence is a tricky concept. Ideally we’d all love to be confident in the reality of what we believe and confident to live consistently within that framework. This way of living seems fairly elusive most of the time.  When confidence is … Continue reading

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Psalm 107

Yes, it’s another Psalm, about you guessed it, the love of our God. My head is tempted to skip to another topic, to redress the balance with some fire and brimstone talk. (I’m not sure why, I’ve never been much … Continue reading

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Pslam 106

The beginning of a new year is always something I relish, a chance to put a marker point in the sand, look back, take in the view and see just what I’ve come through in the last 12 months.  I … Continue reading

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