Psalm 30

"[For] His anger is but for a moment, and his favor for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning" (Psalm 30:5). Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul, MN After the storm, a calm. After the suffering and aguish, joy. Keep the faith. Stay faithful. He will be Victorious.

Psalm 29

"Bow down before the Lord's holy splendor!" (Psalm 29:2) Listen for the voice of the Lord. Acknowledge His power and might. Saint Joseph's Carmelite Monastery, Bunnell, Florida

Psalm 28

"Save your people, bless your inheritance; feed and sustain them forever" (Psalm 28:9). A petition. A request. Too often the winds of change tempt us from keeping to the narrow road. More often than not buffets and lashes are waged upon us by those that wish to tear down our religion and faith like some … Continue reading Psalm 28

Psalm 27

"One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord" (Psalm 27:4). One major take-away easily learned by reading the Bible. Very little does one need. Time and again Jesus echoes the psalmist. Step 1: We must simply ask of the Lord … Continue reading Psalm 27

Psalm 26

"I will wash my hands in innocence and walk around your altar, Lord, lifting my voice in thanks, recounting all your wondrous deeds. Lord, I love the house where you dwell, the tenting place of your glory"(Psalm 26:6-8). Find solace in church, a restful peace-filled dwelling of Christ. Surround yourself by colorful stained glass, frescoes … Continue reading Psalm 26

Psalm 25

"Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; yeah wait for the Lord" (Psalm 25:14). Wait for the Lord. Be Strong. Take Courage. Simple mantras. Consoling mantras. It's the waiting that can make the moment suffer. In that waiting is the unknown and within that unknown can lurk fear, doubt, hopelessness. … Continue reading Psalm 25

Psalm 24

"Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place?" (24:3) The question can only begin to be answered when we respond confidently, 'I Lord! It is I Lord, who desire to ascend the Hill! I yearn to stand in your holy place!'