Archive for the ‘psalms’ Category

When I sing a line of a song, and then you get “infected” by it, that is what you call “LSS”. Example, if you hear the words…

darling I’ll be loving you til seventy

You may be able to sing until you get to the end of the chorus of the song, Thinking out loud, by Ed Sheeran.

At one point, I was with a friend as she does her errands. I started singing out songs from the 90s and she would be able to finish every song I sang. It’s as if she could recall a lot of memories just by remembering the songs! (more…)

A place to hide

Posted: January 2, 2015 in psalms
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You’ve always given me breathing room,
a place to get away from it all,
A lifetime pass to your safe-house,
an open invitation as your guest.
You’ve always taken me seriously, God,
made me welcome among those who know and love you.

Psalm 61:3-5

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When I am afraid,
I will trust in you.
Psalm 56:3

When we don’t trust, we fear. It’s as simple as that.

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Joy to the world

Posted: December 3, 2014 in psalms, thought to ponder
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One of the challenges of Christmas is that it has been so commercialized that we have elements that isn’t supposed to be there. Santa Claus. The Reindeers. Frosty the Snowman. Elves. Mr. Scrooge. Ghosts. The Cricket. The Donkey. Little Jack Horner. The Grinch. And so many others. This series aims to look for songs that are:

a) familiar on Christmas season,
b) God-honoring, and
c) something that points back to God.

The first song I chose is something that is really familiar. Joy to the world was NOT originally written as a Christmas song. This song talks about the return of the King, that would judge the world, and when the composer, Isaac Watts wrote this, he had Psalm 98:4-9 in mind. (more…)

Name your enemies…

Posted: November 28, 2014 in psalms

Give us aid against the enemy,
for human help is worthless.
With God we will gain the victory,
and he will trample down our enemies.
Psalm 60:11-12 NIV

There are days when the battle is thick, when my imagination is so overwhelming. With this psalm, I’m listing the things that are my “enemies”…

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What’s in your playlist?

Posted: November 25, 2014 in psalms

A few weeks ago, my english teacher posted a link about watching MTVs (or Music Videos). Today, while reading the psalm, I am reminded of the songs I sing (similar to the videos we feed our minds with). From the golden oldies to the new ones, I think I have a set in mind if ever it comes to going to a videoke. BUT. I am not really comfortable singing in front of people. So going back to the psalm, the psalmist talks about singing about God.

But I will sing of your strength,
in the morning I will sing of your love;
for you are my fortress,
my refuge in times of trouble.
Psalm 59:16

Two observations I find about singing…

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Of Anger and breaking teeth…

Posted: November 18, 2014 in psalms

It’s graphic when the psalmist describe the wicked in Psalm 58.

(v3) estranged from birth
(v4) venom of a serpent and deaf like an adder.

But how the psalmist reacts is even more surprising…

(v6) break their teeth
(v7) let them vanish
when he aims, let them be blunted

(v8) let them be like the snail
let them not see the sun

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