Experiencing God – Reflection on Psalm 48

Psalm 48

Vacation Plans

Our trip to Washington DC was the biggest trip my family ever took. In years past, we spent time either camping in the state, or heading to the beach. Neither one of those activities required much planning.

Washington DC was another story. There is so much to do in Washington, that we took time looking through websites, travel guides, and getting advice from people who had made similar trips. We wanted this trip to be one we would remember, so we planned. We studied Washington DC so we could find the best places to visit. Knowing everything we could about Washington DC would help us have a great trip.
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A Better Vocabulary and Praise – Reflection on Psalm 47

Psalm 47:1-9

A Better Vocabulary

I have a tendency to describe people, places, and things as awesome. Actually, most things are not awesome. The psalmist reminds me that God is awesome. Everything else pales in comparison.

I’m trying to find new language. God is awesome, everything else can be great, fantastic, wonderful, or stupendous. Looking up the word awesome in the thesaurus gives me even more options. There are other words than awesome. The psalmist causes me to pause and reflect that God may be the only One who should be described as awesome.
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Logos Android Bible App and Chromebook

Yes, the Logos Android bible app runs just fine on a Chromebook. Here’s a short screen-cast. The app works extremely well and has all the functionality of running it on a phone or tablet.

All Will Be Well – Reflection on Psalm 46

Psalm 46:1-3

So Forgettable…that’s What I Am

Sometimes I forget. I’ll walk into a room and forget why. I’ll pick up my laptop and forgot what I wanted to do. I forget. I forget a lot.

I don’t know why I forget so much. I wonder if distractions contribute to my forgetfulness. I know what I want to do when I start to do it, but then another thought enters and the previous thought fades away. Distractions cause me to focus on something new, forgetting what came before.
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I’m Getting Married and So are You – Reflection on Psalm 45

Psalm 45


The first time I read this Psalm I wondered, “Why is this here?” Why would a wedding hymn about an unnamed king be included in the Book of Psalms? How can I relate to a psalm about a royal wedding?

The Word Biblical Commentary helped me by pointing to C. S. Lewis’ view of “second meanings in the psalms.” While the Psalm celebrates a royal wedding, there may be another reading that I miss by only looking at the surface or dismissing the psalm after reading it once.
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