2635.) Psalm 138

June 7, 2019

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Psalm 138    (ESV)

Give Thanks to the Lord

Of David.

Some encouragement for Job and for those who may feel themselves in Job-like circumstances. This is one of my favorite psalms.

I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart;

“‘With the whole heart’ leaves no room for mixed motives of divided devotion.”

–G. Campbell Morgan

    before the gods I sing your praise;
I bow down toward your holy temple
    and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness,
    for you have exalted above all things
    your name and your word.
On the day I called, you answered me;
    my strength of soul you increased.

“If the burden was not removed, yet strength was given wherewith to bear it, and this is an equally effective method of help.”

–Charles Haddon Spurgeon

All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O Lord,
    for they have heard the words of your mouth,
and they shall sing of the ways of the Lord,
    for great is the glory of the Lord.

P138 prone to outbursts of song

It is one of the joys of my marriage that my husband, David, knows countless hymns by heart and is often to be heard singing them. In fact, the t-shirt pictured above was given to him for that very reason! 

For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly,
    but the haughty he knows from afar.

Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
    you preserve my life;

Fear not that the whirlwind will carry you hence,
Nor wait for its onslaught in breathless suspense,
Nor shrink from the blight of the terrible hail,
But pass through the edge to the heart of the tale,
For there is a shelter, sunlighted and warm,
And Faith sees her God through the eye of the storm.

The passionate tempest with rush and wild roar
And threatenings of evil may beat on the shore,
The waves may be mountains, the fields battle plains,
And the earth be immersed in a deluge of rains,
Yet, the soul, stayed on God, may sing bravely its psalm,
For the heart of the storm is the center of calm.

Let hope be not quenched in the blackness of night,
Though the cyclone awhile may have blotted the light,
For behind the great darkness the stars ever shine,
And the light of God’s heavens, His love will make thine,
Let no gloom dim your eyes, but uplift them on high
To the face of your God and the blue of His sky.

The storm is your shelter from danger and sin,
And God Himself takes you for safety within;
The tempest with Him passes into deep calm,
And the roar of the winds is the sound of a psalm.
Be glad and serene when the tempest clouds form;
God smiles on His child in the eye of the storm.

–from Streams in the Desert, April 23

you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
    and your right hand delivers me.
The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me;
    your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever.
    Do not forsake the work of your hands.

This last verse is a prayer I have uttered a thousand times. I pray it for myself, of course, but I also substitute the name of my husband as the object of the preposition in the first line, or of my children, or of someone who is heavy on my heart. And I always add a “Thank you that you” at the beginning of line 3. I can pray this with utter confidence because the Lord is utterly trustworthy!

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Music:

A musical rendition of Psalm 138. If you listen to this song several times, you will be well on your way to knowing this wonderful psalm by heart!  Click  HERE  to start hiding God’s word in your heart!

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Though I am surrounded by troubles.    http://faceforwardcolumbusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/psalm138_78.jpg
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2580.) Psalm 149

March 22, 2019

Ps149 dance

Psalm 149 (ESV)

Sing to the Lord a New Song

Praise the Lord!
Sing to the Lord a new song,
    his praise in the assembly of the godly!

“He is ever new in his manifestations; his mercies are new every morning; his deliverances are new in every night of sorrow; let your gratitude and thanksgivings be new also.”

–Charles Haddon Spurgeon

2 Let Israel be glad in his Maker;
    let the children of Zion rejoice in their King!
3 Let them praise his name with dancing,
    making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!

Ps149 water dance

For the Lord takes pleasure in his people;
    he adorns the humble with salvation.

“It is the constant teaching of Scripture that we may please God. This was the testimony borne of Enoch before his translation, and the apostle exhorts us to walk worthily of the Lord, unto all pleasing.”

–F. B. Meyer, English evangelist and friend of D. L. Moody

Let the godly exult in glory;
    let them sing for joy on their beds.

The hours that we are awake do not give us enough time to praise God as we ought, so we must continue praising God even in our beds!

6 Let the high praises of God be in their throats
    and two-edged swords in their hands,
to execute vengeance on the nations
    and punishments on the peoples,

(something like, Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!)

8 to bind their kings with chains
    and their nobles with fetters of iron,
to execute on them the judgment written!
    This is honor for all his godly ones.
Praise the Lord!

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Music:

HERE  is some sacred dance on a beach.  Only in heaven will I have any chance of being so graceful in movement!

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English Standard Version (ESV)   The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
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Let them praise His name in a dance.    http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/e4/f6/c5/e4f6c55fa49c89a39252480afb9abde9.jpg
Children dancing in the water.    http://ih1.redbubble.net/image.12398342.5366/flat,550×550,075,f.jpg
bedtime prayers.   https://i.pinimg.com/originals/91/77/85/9177858df372e3766a67efb85f76c68b.jpg
God be praised.   https://www.pinterest.com/pin/165999936236785435/?autologin=true

2574.) Psalm 87

March 14, 2019

The beautiful city of Jerusalem.

Psalm 87 (New Living Translation)

A song. A psalm of the descendants of Korah.

1 On the holy mountain
stands the city founded by the Lord.

God’s foundation is in Jerusalem in the sense that it was the center of His redemptive work. Since God’s work happens in time and space, it had to happen somewhere, and God chose Jerusalem as the place where much of it happened.

· There Melchezidek, king and priest of God Most High, reigned and served.
· There Abraham was willing to offer Isaac on Mount Moriah, where His perfect sacrifice would be provided later.
· Israel’s greatest earthly king possessed it and made it the kingdom’s capital.
· There the tabernacle of God found its fulfillment and permanence in the great temple David designed and Solomon built.
· There the institutions of sacrifice, worship, and priestly service were established for centuries.
· There Jesus recognized and honored the city and observed the feasts and temple rituals.
· There Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose from the dead.
· There the church was born in a day at Pentecost.
· There the apostles served and from there the Gospel went forth.
· There God has promised will be His ultimate kingdom upon earth.

–David Guzik

2 He loves the city of Jerusalem
more than any other city in Israel.
3 O city of God,
what glorious things are said of you!
Interlude
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Music:

The music for the hymn “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken” was written by Franz Joseph Haydn, the words by John Newton.  HERE  it is sung by the Robert Shaw Chorale.

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4 I will count Egypt and Babylon among those who know me—
also Philistia and Tyre, and even distant Ethiopia.
They have all become citizens of Jerusalem!

“A translation of the Hebrew verb yadah (verse 4), which has a rich variety of meanings. It can mean ‘know,’ ‘acknowledge,’ ‘understand,’ ‘be sure,’ ‘know about,’ ‘experience,’ and other variations. Here it means more than merely admitting that there is such a God as Jehovah or even acknowledging him as the one true God. It means coming to him in a saving relationship, bowing before him, and seeking to know him better.”

–James Montgomery Boice

5 Regarding Jerusalem it will be said,
“Everyone enjoys the rights of citizenship there.”
And the Most High will personally bless this city.
6 When the Lord registers the nations, he will say,
“They have all become citizens of Jerusalem.”

Interlude

7 The people will play flutes and sing,
“The source of my life springs from Jerusalem!”

“What all these references are saying is that ‘every good and perfect gift is from above’—that is, from God. All we are or hope to be, all we have or ever hope to have, all we attain or ever hope to attain is from him. The people of God acknowledge this and praise God for it.”

–James Montgomery Boice

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Images courtesy of:
Jerusalem.
Glorious things.   http://tomiannie.blogspot.com/2016/04/coloring-page-9-glorious-things-of-thee.html

2560.) Psalm 147

February 22, 2019

Ps147 praisePsalm 147   (NLT)

I love how one Bible verse will remind us of another Bible verse because of a particular word/phrase or the general idea/theme. It’s interesting to follow the connections! As you read, you will see how my mind works. What verses come to your mind?

Praise the Lord!

How good to sing praises to our God!
    How delightful and how fitting!

I was glad when they said unto me, “Let us go into the house of the Lord! —

The Lord is rebuilding Jerusalem
    and bringing the exiles back to Israel.

— Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem!”
(Psalm 122:1-2)

He heals the brokenhearted
    and bandages their wounds.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
(Matthew 5:4)

4 He counts the stars
    and calls them all by name.

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” 
(Matthew 10:29-31)

How great is our Lord! His power is absolute!
    His understanding is beyond comprehension!

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; I cannot attain it. 
(Psalm 139:6)

The Lord supports the humble,
    but he brings the wicked down into the dust.

God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
(James 4:6)

Sing out your thanks to the Lord;
    sing praises to our God with a harp.

One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan. 
(Luke 17:15-16)

He covers the heavens with clouds,
    provides rain for the earth,
    and makes the grass grow in mountain pastures.

He makes me lie down in green pastures. 
(Psalm 23:2)

He gives food to the wild animals
    and feeds the young ravens when they cry.

“Give us this day our daily bread.”
(Matthew 6:11)

10 He takes no pleasure in the strength of a horse
    or in human might.
11 No, the Lord’s delight is in those who fear him,
those who put their hope in his unfailing love.

For the eyes of the Lord search back and forth across the whole earth, looking for people whose hearts are perfect toward him, so that he can show his great power in helping them. 
(2 Chronicles 16:9)

12 Glorify the Lord, O Jerusalem!
    Praise your God, O Zion!
13 For he has strengthened the bars of your gates
    and blessed your children within your walls.

Then Jesus took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them.
(Mark 10:16)

14 He sends peace across your nation
    and satisfies your hunger with the finest wheat.

For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills; a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey; a land where you will eat food without scarcity, in which you will not lack anything.
(Deuteronomy 8:7-9)

15 He sends his orders to the world—
    how swiftly his word flies!
16 He sends the snow like white wool;

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
(Psalm 51:7)

    he scatters frost upon the ground like ashes.
17 He hurls the hail like stones.
    Who can stand against his freezing cold?

Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 
(Ephesians 6:11)

18 Then, at his command, it all melts.
    He sends his winds, and the ice thaws.

Then the LORD sent a great wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose that the ship threatened to break up. 
(Jonah 1:4)

19 He has revealed his words to Jacob,
    his decrees and regulations to Israel.

“I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word.”
(John 17:6)

20 He has not done this for any other nation;
    they do not know his regulations.

Praise the Lord!

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Music:

Putting this entry together was a joyful exercise for me! And so, in the same vein, I give you one of the “funnest” praise songs I know!  HERE  is Ernie Haase and the Signature Sound with “Can He, Could He, Would He?”

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2554.) Psalm 131

February 14, 2019

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Psalm 131    (ESV)

I Have Calmed and Quieted My Soul

A Song of Ascents. Of David.

This short Psalm is a beautiful denial of pride, arrogance, and selfish ambition. “It is one of the shortest Psalms to read, but one of the longest to learn. It speaks of a young child, but it contains the experience of a man in Christ.”

–Charles Spurgeon

O Lord, my heart is not lifted up;
    my eyes are not raised too high;

In Biblical language the heart is the center of the human spirit, from which spring emotions, thoughts, motivations, courage, and actions.  (The Archaeological Study Bible)

I do not occupy myself with things
    too great and too marvelous for me.

James 4:6 (ESV)

Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

But I have calmed and quieted my soul,

The soul is not a spiritual aspect distinct from the physical but an individual’s very self as a living, conscious, personal being.  (The Archaeological Study Bible)

    like a weaned child with its mother;
    like a weaned child is my soul within me.

A child not-yet weaned embraces the mother with the thought of food and immediate satisfaction. A weaned child embraces the mother out of a desire for love, closeness, and companionship. Such was David’s humble desire to draw near to God.

God is beyond what we normally think of as gender; He is neither male nor female. Yet overwhelmingly, God is represented to us as a Father. This is one of the few passages where God is represented in some way as a mother, and others include Isaiah 49:15 and Isaiah 66:13.  

–David Guzik

O Israel, hope in the Lord
from this time forth and forevermore.

“The last verse rouses us from contemplating David to following his example and that of his greater Son: not through introspection but through being weaned from insubstantial ambitions to the only solid fare that can be ours. ‘My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to accomplish his work’ (John 4:34)” 

–Derek Kidner

Romans 15:13   (NIV)

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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Music:

HERE  is Marty Goetz and “Psalm 131.” Marty describes himself as “a Jewish gospel singing, piano playing, family cherishing, Bible reading, ever learning, G-d fearing, baby booming follower of Yeshua HaMashiach, the Messiah of Israel and the Savior of the world.” He lives in Nashville. I hope you have time to take 5 minutes and sit at the feet of the Lord with this lovely combination of words and music.

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English Standard Version (ESV)   The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Images courtesy of:
quiet child.    http://livingthelectionary.blogspot.com/2011/02/

2553.) Psalm 114

February 13, 2019

skipping and leaping like a lamb!

Psalm 114   (NIV)

The saga of Israel’s redemption from Egypt, her wilderness experiences, and her arrival in the land of promise was a tremendous display of the power of God from beginning to end.  In fact, to the Jewish mind it was the greatest demonstration of divine power that had ever taken place.

–William MacDonald

Israel’s deliverance from Egypt was the central act of redemption under the Old Covenant. It was to be constantly remembered and celebrated, and this song joins in the celebration. For those who are under the New Covenant in Jesus, the work of Jesus at the cross and empty tomb becomes the central act of redemption. We are likewise called to constantly remember and celebrate what God did to set His people free.

–David Guzik

When Israel came out of Egypt,
Jacob from a people of foreign tongue,
Judah became God’s sanctuary,
Israel his dominion.

 “They are two names for the one people that came out of Egypt at the exodus. This one people is declared to be both God’s dwelling place and God’s kingdom.”

–James Montgomery Boice

The sea looked and fled,
the Jordan turned back;

As in other places in Hebrew poetry, the Psalmist personified nature and described it as responding to God in fear or reverence. Here he mentioned the parting of waters at both the Red Sea and the Jordan River, at the beginning and end of Israel’s journey to the Promised Land.

the mountains leaped like rams,
the hills like lambs.

Why was it, sea, that you fled?
Why, Jordan, did you turn back?
Why, mountains, did you leap like rams,
you hills, like lambs?

Perhaps this has reference to the strong earthquakes and similar phenomenon that happened at Mount Sinai (Exodus 19:16-20) when God manifested His presence there. They shook and “leaped” like sheep.

Tremble, earth, at the presence of the Lord,
at the presence of the God of Jacob,
who turned the rock into a pool,
the hard rock into springs of water.

1 Corinthians 10:1-4  (NLT)

I don’t want you to forget, dear brothers and sisters, about our ancestors in the wilderness long ago. All of them were guided by a cloud that moved ahead of them, and all of them walked through the sea on dry ground.  In the cloud and in the sea, all of them were baptized as followers of Moses.  All of them ate the same spiritual food and all of them drank the same spiritual water. For they drank from the spiritual rock that traveled with them, and that rock was Christ.

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Music:

As in verse 2 — Oh, to be God’s sanctuary!  HERE  is “Lord, prepare me.” This prayer of our hearts surely honors our God!

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water from the rock.    http://www.bullartistry.com.au/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/waterfromrock.jpg

2552.) Psalm 104

February 12, 2019

Psalm 104 (ESV)

O Lord My God, You Are Very Great

“The Psalm gives an interpretation to the many voices of nature, and sings sweetly both of creation and providence. The poem contains a complete cosmos: sea and land, cloud and sunlight, plant and animal, light and darkness, life and death, are all proved to be expressive of the presence of the Lord.”

–Charles Spurgeon

Bless the Lord, O my soul!
O Lord my God, you are very great!
You are clothed with splendor and majesty,
2 covering yourself with light as with a garment,
stretching out the heavens like a tent.

He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters;
he makes the clouds his chariot;
he rides on the wings of the wind;
he makes his messengers winds,
his ministers a flaming fire.

Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise.

He set the earth on its foundations,
so that it should never be moved.


You covered it with the deep as with a garment;
the waters stood above the mountains.

The Psalmist had in mind two events. First, the separation of the waters at creation (Genesis 1:9-10) and the global flood mentioned in Genesis 7.

At your rebuke they fled;
at the sound of your thunder they took to flight.

Centuries later God the Son would rebuke waters and calm them (Mark 4).

The mountains rose, the valleys sank down
to the place that you appointed for them.

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
Nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might;
Thy justice like mountains high soaring above
Thy clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.

You set a boundary that they may not pass,
so that they might not again cover the earth.

10 You make springs gush forth in the valleys;
they flow between the hills;


11 they give drink to every beast of the field;
the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
12 Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell;
they sing among the branches.
13  From your lofty abode you water the mountains;
the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work.

14 You cause the grass to grow for the livestock
and plants for man to cultivate,
that he may bring forth food from the earth

15  and wine to gladden the heart of man,
oil to make his face shine
and bread to strengthen man’s heart.

16 The trees of the Lord are watered abundantly,
the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.
17 In them the birds build their nests;
the stork has her home in the fir trees.
18 The high mountains are for the wild goats;
the rocks are a refuge for the rock badgers.

19 He made the moon to mark the seasons;
the sun knows its time for setting.
20  You make darkness, and it is night,
when all the beasts of the forest creep about.

night mule deer herd

21  The young lions roar for their prey,
seeking their food from God.
22 When the sun rises, they steal away
and lie down in their dens.
23  Man goes out to his work
and to his labor until the evening.

“And as it would not be convenient for man and the wild beasts of the forest to collect their food at the same time, he has given the night to them as the proper time to procure their prey, and the day to rest in. When MAN labours, THEY rest; when MAN rests, THEY labour.”

–Adam Clarke

24 O Lord, how manifold are your works!
In wisdom have you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
25 Here is the sea, great and wide,
which teems with creatures innumerable,
living things both small and great.


26 There go the ships,
and Leviathan, which you formed to play in it.

27 These all look to you,
to give them their food in due season.
28 When you give it to them, they gather it up;
when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.
29 When you hide your face, they are dismayed;
when you take away their breath, they die
and return to their dust.

To all life thou givest to both great and small;
In all life thou livest, the true life of all;
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
And wither and perish but nought changeth thee.


30 When you send forth your Spirit, they are created,
and you renew the face of the ground.

31 May the glory of the Lord endure forever;
may the Lord rejoice in his works,

“This is perhaps the highest and most daring note in all this wonderful song of praise. So impressed with the glory and wonder and beauty of creation was the singer, that he positively called upon God to rejoice in what He had wrought.”

–G. Campbell Morgan

32 who looks on the earth and it trembles,
who touches the mountains and they smoke!
33 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praise to my God while I have being.
34 May my meditation be pleasing to him,
for I rejoice in the Lord.


35 Let sinners be consumed from the earth,
and let the wicked be no more!

This seems a strange and solemn declaration in this Psalm. Yet it is the logical consequence for those who reject God as creator. Paul later developed this thought in Romans 1, speaking of the guilt and consequences due to those who reject God as creator and worship the creature rather than the creator.

–David Guzik

“The psalmist is not vindictive in his prayer against the wicked but longs for a world fully established and maintained by the Lord, without outside interference.”

–Willem A. VanGemeren

Bless the Lord, O my soul!
Praise the Lord!

Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
Thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight;
All laud we would render: O help us to see
‘Tis only the splendour of light hideth thee.

–Walter Chalmers Smith (1824-1908)

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Music:

HERE  is “Creation Calls”  by Brian Doersken, with video from the BBC Planet Earth series.  I PROMISE you will enjoy this piece!

I have felt the wind blow,
Whispering your name
I have seen your tears fall,
When I watch the rain.
(Refrain)
How could I say there is no God?
When all around creation calls!!
A singing bird, a mighty tree,
The vast expanse of open sea
(Musical interlude)
Gazing at a bird in flight,
Soaring through the air.
Lying down beneath the stars,
I feel your presence there.
I love to stand at ocean shore
And feel the thundering breakers roar,
To walk through golden fields of grain
With endless bloom horizons fray.
Listening to a river run,
Watering the Earth.
Fragrance of a rose in bloom,
A newborn’s cry at birth.
(Refrain)
I love to stand at ocean shore
And feel the thundering breakers roar,
To walk through golden fields of grain
With endless bloom horizons fray
I believe
I believe
I believe
(Interlude)
I believe
I believe
I believe just like a child
(Choir I believe..)
I believe

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Images courtesy of:    http://sdunnpastor.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/god-created.jpgGod created.
earth from outer space.    https://www.hd-wallpapersdownload.com/planet-earth-pics/
stream in the hills.   http://wallpaper4god.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/psalm104_10.jpg
grass.    http://wallpaper4god.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Psalm-104-14.jpg
bread and wine.   https://blogs.georgefox.edu/dminlgp/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/images.jpeg
deer.   http://fireflyforest.net/firefly/2008/02/05/sunset-and-twilight/
fish.    https://dwellingintheword.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/psalm104-25.jpg
butterfly.     https://dwellingintheword.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/psalm104b.jpg
meditation.   https://dwellingintheword.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/psalm104e.jpg