Mar 29, 2011

Psalm 151 Recycled

I've been crazy busy between trying to get my art piece ready for the April exhibit and being a mom and making my seven year old's baby book (finally) and the whole trying-to-figure-out-what-went-wrong-and-how-to-fix-it thing - Oh! - and I had to read Hunger Games for book club. Of course, since it's book one in a trilogy I couldn't eat or sleep until I read all three.

So, like I said, I've been busy. Too busy to blah-blah-blog about what I am thinking about. So I thought I'd re-post something that I wrote in 2008 that still seems to reflect my thoughts in 2011.

> Psalm 151 | Originally posted July 3rd, 2008:

I was reading Psalm 139 this morning and these verses struck me, especially because of my last post.
If I say, "Surely the darknes will overwhelm me, and the light around me will be night." Even the darkness is not dark to You, and the night is as bright as day. Darkness and light are alike to You. (verses 11 & 12)
It inspired me to write my own psalm:

Psalm 151
a psalm of Anne

Give thanks to You Lord for
You are good;
Your love endures forever.
In an unfamiliar land
My soul wasted away within me.
My enemy whispered lies to me,
Fear gripped me and darkness surrounded me.
Then I cried to the Lord and
He rescued me,
His presence reassured me and
His grace sustained me.
He lifted me out of the pit and set my
Feet on a firm foundation.
He opened my eyes
And my heart was filled with hope.
Even the darkness is not dark to You
And the night is as bright as day.
Surely You are good.
I will trust You all my days.


  1. Glad to see you're still alive and kickin'! Yep, sometimes those book clubs dates sneak up on you even if it's only once a month. I'm leading a discussion on Kathryn Stockett's THE HELP in April.

  2. I really liked THE HELP... Since HUNGER GAMES is currently popular with my middle schooler & his friends, I didn't think that we'd have much to discuss at Book Club. It might have been one of our more fascinating discussions. Next we're reading SARAH'S KEY.

  3. We did that one last fall....good book! The ones we have coming up for the rest of the year are, Child 44, Prayers for Sale, Wish You Well (David Balducci), Until They Bring the Street Cars Back, Women of the Silk, Still Alice, Giants of the Earth and Winter Study (Nevada Barr)


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