Category Archives: From the WEL

Reflections on religious readings.

Thursday Thoughts – Joy in Psalms Edition

There’s a church in downtown Dallas that had the most magnificent fountain! (So, naturally, I was drawn to it). In keeping with this month’s theme of ‘joy’ I decided to search for the word in psalms and found a few … Continue reading

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Sunday Psalm – Psalm 27

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they … Continue reading

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Sunday Psalm – Psalm 139

  1 You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar … Continue reading

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Sunday Psalm – Psalm 103

1 Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. 2 Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— 3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems … Continue reading

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Sunday Psalm – Psalm 56

Psalm 56[a] For the director of music. To the tune of “A Dove on Distant Oaks.” Of David. A miktam.[b] When the Philistines had seized him in Gath. 1 Be merciful to me, my God, for my enemies are in hot pursuit; all day … Continue reading

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Vacation of the Mind

Today’s Daily Prompt asks, “Tell us about a book you can read again and again without getting bored — what is it that speaks to you?” So, what is my favorite vacation of the mind? I’ve shared powerful reads that have … Continue reading

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Sunday Psalm – Jubilate Deo, omnis terra

There are many psalms that include the phrase, “make  a joyful noise…” Psalm 66 is the first of them: King James Version (KJV) (Courtesty of BibleGateway.com) 1 Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands: 2 Sing forth the honour of … Continue reading

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Sunday Psalm

A well-known psalm of comfort, there is very little to say or add to Psalm 23. So below is an illustration courtesy of Irving Blake’s blog, followed by a performance of Psalm 23 by  Bobby McFerrin.   Cantores Minores conducted … Continue reading

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Justice

A poem, a reading, a collection of verses pertaining to “justice” – (Definition from m-w.com, poem from poets.org, article from Center Without Walls and verses from the KJV) While Writing –  by Noelle Kocot Someone inside says, “Get busy.” But … Continue reading

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Sunday Psalm – 118

The beautiful thing about the psalms is the powerful, illustrative messages shared in melodic poetry. Thursday’s and Friday’s daily devotion I received in my email focused on Psalm 118. A reminder of where our strength comes from – not from ourselves, but … Continue reading

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