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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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...

Challenges

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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...

Influences

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"To the best of my knowledge, no one has ever died from memorizing Scripture."   That may not be an exact quotation, but Dr. Rod Rosenbladt used to say something to that effect quite regularly during my studies at Concordia University in Irvine, CA. (He's even developed a great set of...

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