Blessed Lord, You have caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning. Grant that we may so hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them that, by patience and comfort of your Holy Word, we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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Notes, Quotes, and Doodles

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Notes, Quotes, and Doodles This morning I inched right up to the edge of 15%. Having memorized through Psalm 28, I’m at 14.99%, with 369 of the 2,461 verses memorized. The journey has been filled with ups and downs, fits and starts. You can see here that my progress is more lumpy than...

It's a Bit Messy

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It’s a Bit Messy Psalm 22:20-31 exhibits a feature that’s common in the Psalms. There’s probably a technical poetic or academic word for this, but I haven’t taken the time to look it up. It’s this sudden shift of who’s being addressed. Without warning or...


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Phew. Today was a big day. I finally made my way through Psalm 18. The longest Psalm is 119, but because it's an acrostic based on the Hebrew alphabet, I'm treating each 8-verse stanza as its own unit. Next in length is Psalm 78 (at 72 verses) which I'll get to in October of 2025, followed by...

Autofill & Language Acquisition

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How do you feel about Google automatically filling in the search bar for you?  It’s a convenient feature that gets you there quicker. It’s a tool that facilitates what your aim is. It’s a symptom of a hasty world that’s racing too fast for its own good. It’s a...

What's the Problem?

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“That’s not what Psalm 11 is about!”   Part of my journey into the Psalms has been to make use of various commentaries, prayer-books, and devotional reflections on the Psalms.  The Concordia Psalter is one of those resources...

Alive and Well

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I, along with the project, am alive and well. I have not posted for a while because I have been working on creating a space at home from which to work. Instead of pouring energies into the Psalms here and now, I've been investing in developing a space that will allow me to have sustained and...


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Psalm 9 has presented a few challenges.  Psalm 8 was great.   I've found the joys of Psalm 8 to be mirrored by the challenges of Psalm 9 in a couple ways.  First, the familiarity of words.  Second, the familiarity and comfort of the content. Psalm 8 is a Psalm I've...

From Reading, to Praying, to Composing

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The following is an expression of my experience of meditating on Psalms 1-6 over the past couple weeks.  I don't want to call it a Psalm, but it is a composed poem of a prayer that might be helpful for God's people. I hope to compose more throughout my journey. Whether labeled a poem or a...

The First Challenge

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Six psalms in.  I’ve got six psalms memorized.  But as of the writing of this post, I have yet to be able to recite or type all six consecutively without a mistake.  Sometimes I miss a plural: “Was it 'counsels' or 'counsel'?”  But more often, I get stumped...

Join Me

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I'll share my strategies and anticipated struggles in future posts.  But if you're intrigued enough by the project that you'd like to consider joining me for some or all of it, or you if you're a data geek like me and want to see how this actually works with the numbers, you can check out...