Five Smooth Stones

40 He then grabbed his staff and chose five smooth stones from the streambed. He put them in the pocket of his shepherd’s bag and with sling in hand went out to the Philistine. 41 The Philistine got closer and closer to David, and his shield-bearer was in front of him. 42 When the Philistine looked David over, …

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Why Me?

23 A person’s steps are made secure by the Lord    when they delight in his way.24 Though they trip up, they won’t be thrown down,    because the Lord holds their hand. (Proverbs 37:23-24, Common English Bible) I know, I am late again. I debated with myself yesterday and ended up not writing at all. I wanted to write today (Monday) but to …

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What in the Heck is a Gittith? (Psalm 8)

Psalm 8 For the music leader. According to the Gittith. A psalm of David. 8 Lord, our Lord, how majestic    is your name throughout the earth!    You made your glory higher than heaven!2 From the mouths of nursing babies    you have laid a strong foundation    because of your foes,    in order to stop vengeful enemies.3 When I look up at your skies,    at what …

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