Thinking…

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I have plenty to write about.  There are about three posts in draft-form and more than that buzzing around in my brain.  It just seems lately that I can’t get it to “publish” form.

This morning as I spent some much-needed quiet time in a quaint little coffee shop near my house savoring a chocolate chunk coffee, I read one of my favorite psalms and just enjoyed the promises, the truth, the majesty mentioned:

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Psalm 103

1 Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name!
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits,
3who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
4who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
5who satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

6The LORD works righteousness
and justice for all who are oppressed.
7
He made known his ways to Moses,
his acts to the people of Israel.
8
The LORD is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

9
He will not always chide,
nor will he keep his anger forever.
10
He does not deal with us according to our sins,
nor repay us according to our iniquities.
11
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
12
as far as the east is from the west,
so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

13
As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.
14
For he knows our frame;
he remembers that we are dust.

15As for man, his days are like grass;
he flourishes like a flower of the field;
16
for the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
and its place knows it no more.
17
But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him,
and his righteousness to children’s children,

18
to those who keep his covenant
and remember to do his commandments.
19
The LORD has established his throne in the heavens,
and his kingdom rules over all.

20Bless the LORD, O you his angels,
you mighty ones who do his word,
obeying the voice of his word!
21
Bless the LORD, all his hosts,
his ministers, who do his will!
22
Bless the LORD, all his works,
in all places of his dominion.
Bless the LORD, O my soul!

Psalms is a great place for moms to camp out– with so much going on in our season of life, there is much to be gleaned from these songs of praise, tales of woe, and prayers for help. Even if you don’t have much time for Bible reading and study, anyone has time for a psalm.  A psalm a day will nourish the soul.

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Author: Sheila Stover

I'm a grace-loving, coffee-guzzling, overseas-living wife, mom, home school teacher and I process it all through writing when I can!

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