Search Results for: "Psalm 130:"

The Time Between

March 31, 2018

Think back to the last time you experienced a thunderstorm. Think of the lightning, and then the thunder — sometimes, a low rumbling sound a long way off, and other times, a loud, terrifying CRACK when the storm is near. What did you …( read more )

From The Depths Of Despair

March 3, 2018

She was at the lowest point that I had ever seen. It was mid-winter, and her Seasonal Affective Disorder (SADS) was visiting the full force of its power on her. At first, I did not know how to help her to fight her way through the deeply …( read more )

The Situation

October 26, 2015

As usual, Bonnie and Sophie, my two-year-old collie and retriever, were outside on the property enjoying themselves as they kept an eye on the livestock. And just as usual, I was diligently keeping an eye on them. Even though they are …( read more )

Expectant Waiting

October 13, 2013

Waiting can be exhausting! I've been doing what feels like an endless amount of waiting. Maybe you have as well. My waiting has been due to a time of extended recovery as a result of a near-fatal motorcycle accident two and half years …( read more )

Waiting For Jesus' Return

May 30, 2012

My son and his wife were given a small, three-year-old dog, named Melo. My husband and I went over to their house to see the little guy. While we were visiting, I observed Melo lying on the floor, continually watching … (read more)

Second Chances

April 11, 2012

As a child, I got myself into all kinds of mischief, and each time my parents disciplined me, they also gave me a second chance to learn from my mistakes. I do not think that they kept a record of … (read more)

How Do You Spell Relief?

November 15, 2004

Throw it out! That was my temptation when I went to move my old bread machine from the box to the cupboard in my new kitchen. "You don't have room for it, and the last few times you used it, … (read more)

Waiting For God

March 18, 2004

The other day, I took a shortcut through a local subdivision in order to by-pass many traffic lights. Unfortunately, the sidewalk was being repaired, and I had to wait in a long line of cars that had been temporarily stopped … (read more)

Wait! Watch! Pray!

December 9, 2002

"Wait! Watch! Pray for the One…" the choir sings. It's an anthem for Advent, and we have been practicing hard to perfect it, along with many others, all new to me. My problem is, I miss the alto note for … (read more)

The Wait

May 15, 2002

It is 10:55 a.m. and my daughter's boyfriend and I are waiting for my daughter to get ready for a bone scan at the hospital. As my daughter fills out information papers with the receptionist, the hands of time on … (read more)

Too Many Cooks

March 29, 2001

I love to bake, and almost always, I have something in the oven or cooling on a rack. My two children have therefore grown up stirring and mixing. We try new recipes, and are always looking for special foods to … (read more)

Hope In The Lord

September 2, 1997

If Psalm 130 begins with the author "in the pits", it ends with a call to hope. There are two grounds for this hope. One is God's "steadfast love," God's loyalty to his promises, God's absolute commitment to keep his … (read more)

Wait For The Lord

September 1, 1997

If you're like me, you like quick results. If a committee votes for a certain course of action, by tomorrow I'll want to know why it has not been acted upon. One of the hardest pieces of advice Scripture gives … (read more)

There Is Forgiveness

August 31, 1997

Psalm 130 is commonly classified as one of the "penitential psalms." The author cries to God "out of the depths." In this particular case the author's agony apparently springs from a sense of moral failure. This is no doubt partly … (read more)

Is Anybody Listening?

August 30, 1997

For the writer of Psalm 130 life was the pits. Yet even on his deepest distress, whether by instinct or by habit, he does not just cry out – he cries out to God. I write this just after hearing … (read more)

Out Of The Depths

August 29, 1997

A well-known and helpful book on the Psalms by Bernhard Anderson is entitled Out of the Depths: The Psalms Speak for Us Today. The first part of the title, of course, quotes Psalm 130:1. The second part echoes a comment … (read more)

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