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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 (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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Reflections on Psalm 119 (מ Mem)

Psalm 119:97-104 97 O how I love your law.                                                All day long I meditate on it. 98 Your commandments … Continue reading

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My Green Revolution

I’ve been dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century. This happened last night as I was biking home from work around midnight.As an explanatory note, I live in Vancouver but work in Portland. My trip to work consists of … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Life’s Mishaps

I encountered a classic Chambers phrase in my reading this morning: the “luxury of misery.” Misery doesn’t sound very luxurious, does it? But the more I thought about it, the more I knew he was onto something,

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