Psalm 25


1 In you, Lord my God,
I put my trust.
2 I trust in you;
do not let me be put to shame,
nor let my enemies triumph over me.
3 No one who hopes in you
will ever be put to shame,
but shame will come on those
who are treacherous without cause.
4 Show me your ways, Lord,
teach me your paths.
5 Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long.
6 Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love,
for they are from of old.
7 Do not remember the sins of my youth
and my rebellious ways;
according to your love remember me,
for you, Lord, are good.
8 Good and upright is the Lord;
therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.
9 He guides the humble in what is right
and teaches them his way.
10 All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful
toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.
11 For the sake of your name, Lord,
forgive my iniquity, though it is great.
12 Who, then, are those who fear the Lord?
He will instruct them in the ways they should choose.
13 They will spend their days in prosperity,
and their descendants will inherit the land.
14 The Lord confides in those who fear him;
he makes his covenant known to them.
15 My eyes are ever on the Lord,
for only he will release my feet from the snare.
16 Turn to me and be gracious to me,
for I am lonely and afflicted.
17 Relieve the troubles of my heart
and free me from my anguish.
18 Look on my affliction and my distress
and take away all my sins.
19 See how numerous are my enemies
and how fiercely they hate me!
20 Guard my life and rescue me;
do not let me be put to shame,
for I take refuge in you.
21 May integrity and uprightness protect me,
because my hope, Lord, is in you.
22 Deliver Israel, O God,
from all their troubles!

What does this scripture help you with today?

It helps me to understand that the Lord will be with me always–through the good, bad and ugly.  He is working with me to progress my soul so I can live with Him in Eternal Life.

Thank you,


Make a Stand Monday


“What one thing can I do to bring healing to the human situation in this year ahead?” – Ken and Katherine, Society of Friends

The above question was asked at a meeting I attended yesterday.  The word that really stuck out to me was ‘healing’.  When I think of the word ‘healing’, I think of balancing my mind, body and spirit.  I do not need an outward ‘cure’ to heal.  ‘Curing’ is a medical attempt to treat and lead to the absence of disease.

Some activities that incorporate healing are: joy, visual arts, music, photography, poetry, harmony and health.  

What can I do to bring healing to the human situation in this year ahead?  I sat in contemplation with God for a good hour thinking over this question.  He surly helped me with this query.  The words that kept coming to me during this time of thought were love, trust, honesty, community and forgiveness.

I’ve learned that I cannot change the world without changing myself.  By incorporating love, trust, honesty, community and forgiveness in myself, I can better spread these qualities amongst those individuals that surround me through role-modeling.

I now pass on this query to you:

What one thing can you do to bring healing to the human situation in this year ahead?

Please leave a comment on how you plan to bring healing to the human situation this year.

Happy Monday,