Rector's Blog

The Lord is My light and my salvation

Psalm 27 I want to take this psalm as a whole.  Try reading it out aloud in one go, rather than silently considering it.  If you have another translation available, compare and contrast them.  Some psalms work best when meditated upon. Scriptural Meditation for a Christian is full of content, rather than self-emptying.  It is […]

Vindication!

Psalm 26: 1-3 Declare me innocent, O  Lord, for I have acted with integrity; I have trusted in the Lord without wavering. Put me on trial, Lord, and cross- examine me. Test my motives and my heart. For I am always aware of your unfailing love, and I have lived according to your truth.   […]

The spiritually mature confess

Psalm 25 Recently I was captivated by a simple phrase in a book by Larry Crabb, “the spiritually mature are those who pretend about nothing.” The phrase caught my attention because it is so often true that we arrive at the false notion that the spiritually mature  are those who have done theology degrees, those […]

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now am found, Was blind, but now I see.   T’was Grace that taught my heart to fear. And Grace, my fears relieved. How precious did that Grace appear The hour I first believed.   Through many dangers, […]

Song of the Sheep

Psalm 23 This morning – a slightly different approach to Walking with the Psalms for the masterful Psalm 23.  We could call it the song of the satisfied sheep and this morning we will look at different versions of it and draw a few applications.  This is a form of bible study known by some […]

Holy God. Human Anguish.

Psalm 22 For the director of music. To the tune of “The Doe of the Morning.” A psalm of David. 1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish? 2 My God, I cry out by day, but you […]

Heroes

Psalm 21 1 O Lord, in your strength the king rejoices, and in your salvation how greatly he exults! 2 You have given him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah 3 For you meet him with rich blessings; you set a crown of fine gold upon his head. 4 He asked […]

God Save the King!

Psalm 20 TO THE CHOIRMASTER. A PSALM OF DAVID. 1 May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you! 2  May he send you help from the sanctuary and give you support from Zion! 3 May he remember all your offerings and regard with […]

Before the Throne of God Above

The Advocate (Before The Throne Of God Above) Written by: Charitie Lees Smith (1842-1923)   Before the throne of God above I have a strong and perfect plea, A great high Priest whose Name is Love, Who ever lives and pleads for me. My name is graven on His hands, My name is written on […]