Author: Gareth Brandt

Cars are my enemies

I feel like I do not have the kind of enemies that are described in Psalm 140 and 141 [and many other psalms]. I am not aware that there is anybody out there who is out to get me, to harm, destroy, or even kill me. Thus, I don’t know how to read a psalm […]

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Both Canadian and American Thanksgiving days have come and gone but Psalm 138 reminded me again about the importance of gratitude. I noted at least 7 “thank-you’s” in this psalm. It made me realize I have a lot to be thankful for! Most immediately, I made it through another semester, albeit there is still some […]

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Dreams of Harvest

Psalm 126 uses metaphors of drought and unexpected harvest. This was not uncommon in an arid climate and dusty landscape but it is completely foreign to modern urban readers, especially those of us living on the wet coast! But reading Psalm 126 triggered a memory of when I used to work for my uncle and […]

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The Longest Chapter

22 days, 22 stanzas, and 176 verses. The longest psalm and the longest chapter in the Bible. There is not a great variety of material in the psalm despite the length. Some of the same themes are repeated over and over. What do you remember? What impres...

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When I created a reading list to read through the Psalms in a year I had various “holy days” in mind but the Psalm reading for the day usually did not have much to do with the holy day. In the case of October 31 being “Reformation Day”—the day that Martin Luther nailed the 95 […]

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