Chapter 14: Draw Near

Nun “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. I have taken an oath and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws. I have suffered much; preserve my life, O Lord, according to your word. Accept, O Lord, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me…

Rubber Balls, Mini-Vans, and Comfort Zones

Exercise is good for me, this I know. The super-toned, peppy lady on the video told me so. Some days, though, my head knowledge does not always translate to a physical “want-to.” Can you relate? Slogging through a cardio-pilates video, I listened to the perky coach talk about motivation. Usually these pep-talks are comprised of,…

Chapter 13: Crave

Mem “Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me. I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes. I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts. I…

Chapter 6: Waw

“May your unfailing love come to me, O Lord, your salvation according to your promise; then I will answer the one who taunts me, for I trust in your word. Do not snatch the word of truth from my mouth, for I have put my hope in your laws. I will always obey your law,…

Chapter 5: He

“Teach me, O Lord, to follow your decrees; then I will keep them to the end. Give me understanding, and I will keep your law and obey it with all my heart. Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish…