Author Archives: Douglas Abbott

About Douglas Abbott

I am a freelance writer by trade, philosopher and comedian by accident of birth. I am an assiduous observer of humanity and endlessly fascinated with people, the common elements that make us human, what motivates people and the fingerprint of God in all of us. I enjoy exploring the universe in my search for meaning, beauty and friendship. My writing is an extension of all these things and something I did for fun long before I ever got paid. My hope is that the reader will find in this portfolio a pleasing and inspiring literary hodgepodge. Good reading!

Reflections on Psalm 119 (ש Shin)

Psalm 119: 161-168 161 Rulers pursue me for no reason, of your just regulations. 162 Those who love your law are completely secure; nothing causes them to stumble. 163 I hope for your deliverance, O Lord, and I obey your commands. 164 I keep your … Continue reading

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Reflections on Psalm 119 (ר Resh)

Psalm 119: 153-160 153 See my pain and rescue me! For I do not forget your law. 154 Fight for me and defend me! Revive me with your word! 155 The wicked have no chance for deliverance, for they do not seek your … Continue reading

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Reflections on Psalm 119 (ק Qof)

Psalm 119: 145-152 145 I cried out with all my heart, “Answer me, O Lord! I will observe your statutes.” 146 I cried out to you, “Deliver me, so that I can keep your rules.” 147 I am up before dawn crying for help.

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Reflections on Psalm 119 (צ Tsade)

Psalm 119: 137-144 137 You are just, O Lord, and your judgments are fair. 138 The rules you impose are just, and absolutely reliable. 139 My zeal consumes me, for my enemies forget your instructions.

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Reflections on Psalm 119 (פ Pe)

Psalm 119: 129-136 129 Your rules are marvelous. Therefore I observe them. 130 Your instructions are a doorway through which light shines. They give insight to the untrained. 131 I open my mouth and pant, because I long for your commands. 

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Reflections on Psalm 119 (ע Ayin)

Psalm 119:121-128 121 I do what is fair and right. Do not abandon me to my oppressors! 122 Guarantee the welfare of your servant! Do not let the arrogant oppress me! 123 My eyes grow tired as I wait for your deliverance, for … Continue reading

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Reflections on Psalm 119 (ס Samek)

Psalm 119:113-120 113 I hate people with divided loyalties, but I love your law. 114 You are my hiding place and my shield. I find hope in your word. 115 Turn away from me, you evil men, so that I can observe the … Continue reading

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