Silence is Praise

February 25, 2019: Psalms 65-68, 138, 139.


David had a dentist appointment at eleven today and Dick is home sick with pneumonia. That left them short-handed at the lumberyard. David grabbed lunch uptown and didn’t come home. It was a long, quiet day!

Psalms 65:1, “Silence is praise to you, Zion-dwelling God, and also obedience. You hear the prayer in it all.”

The Message

Battlefield of the Mind


My chapter in “Battlefield of the Mind” today was about wandering, wondering minds. I can relate to that! I get side-tracked. All. The. Time.

I determined to follow my task list and stick to the item until done. I looked for a St. Patrick’s Day flag online. (I painted my old one 5 years ago and it cracked.) I gave up looking after 52 pages. (I think I need to set a timer when shopping!)

At 3:00 pm, I was only halfway through my list. I persevered and got two-thirds of it done. Mom was right. The work was still there in the morning!

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David Prayed This Song

February 24, 2019: 2 Samuel 22; Psalms 18-21.

Sunday’s Storm

We dodged a bullet. The winter storm that swept through Iowa didn’t bring us snow. But it left us wet and wind-blown.

2 Samuel 22:10-13, “He stepped down; under His feet an abyss opened up. (11) He rode a winged creature, swift on wind-wings. (12) He wrapped Himself in a trench coat of black rain-cloud darkness. (13) But His cloud-brightness burst through, a grand comet of fireworks.”

The Message

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God’s appearance at Mount Sinai when Moses received the law was marked by thunder, lightning, earthquake, and smoke. The phenomenon of earthquake, volcano, and thunderstorm came together (Exodus 19:16-10).”

Chronological Study Bible Notes

Our weather was nothing like that but it did keep a few people home from church. It’s too bad because safety is found by running toward God.

Psalms 18:30, “What a God! His road stretches straight and smooth. Every God-direction is road-tested. Everyone who runs toward Him makes it.”

The Message

David’s Victory Song

2 Samuel is the song David sang after each storm or battle. The same song is in Psalms 18. He sang it before when running from Saul.

2 Samuel 22:1, “David prayed to God the words of this song after God saved him from all his enemies and from Saul.” 

The Message

In every storm and every battle, we need to run to God. He is the way and He makes our road straight.

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