Tag: Psalms

Celebrating the Years

I’ve never been good at celebrating myself. I’m not sure why, really, but birthdays have always been… Awkward. Why is that? Even when it wasn’t about my age, I never liked the attention that a birthday brings. While I should be thankful for another year–another day to be alive, I focus instead on the awkwardness…

Walking in Sunlight

Hymns are a part of my story.  I can remember songs from my past where I don’t remember many sermons.  I can still remember songs from my childhood that I know I haven’t sung for decades, but the words still come… Walking in sunlight all of my journey, over the mountains, through the deep vale;…

Cultivating Joy

It’s an easy pattern to fall into.  Letting circumstances dictate our joy. And the soil of circumstance can be pretty darn rocky. So we plant the seeds. We plan our days, our months, our years–and fill them with all of those things we think will bring us joy. But our plans just don’t always go…