#PsalmOfTheDay: Psalm 14

Please leave your reflections in the comment section:

1 The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. 2 The LORD looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. 3 All have turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one. 4 Do all these evildoers know nothing? They devour my people as though eating bread; they never call on the LORD. 5 But there they are, overwhelmed with dread, for God is present in the company of the righteous. 6 You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor, but the LORD is their refuge. 7 Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When the LORD restores his people, let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!

Posted in Bible Verses, psalms | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

#PsalmOfTheDay: Psalm 13 Do Not Feel like #AprilFools

Please leave your reflections in the comment section

Psalm 13 English Standard Version (ESV)

How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?

    How long will you hide your face from me?

How long must I take counsel in my soul

    and have sorrow in my heart all the day?

How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?

Consider and answer me, O Lord my God;

    light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,

lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,”

    lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.

But I have trusted in your steadfast love;

    my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.

I will sing to the Lord,

    because he has dealt bountifully with me.

Posted in Bible Verses, psalms | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

#PsalmOfTheDay: Psalm 12

Please leave your reflections in the comment section.

woman in gray tank top covering her face with her hand

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com

Psalm 12

1 Help, Lord, for no one is faithful anymore;
those who are loyal have vanished from the human race.
2 Everyone lies to their neighbor;
they flatter with their lips
but harbor deception in their hearts.
3 May the Lord silence all flattering lips
and every boastful tongue—
4 those who say,
“By our tongues we will prevail;
our own lips will defend us—who is lord over us?”
5 “Because the poor are plundered and the needy groan,
I will now arise,” says the Lord.
“I will protect them from those who malign them.”
6 And the words of the Lord are flawless,
like silver purified in a crucible,
like gold[c] refined seven times.
7 You, Lord, will keep the needy safe
and will protect us forever from the wicked,
8 who freely strut about
when what is vile is honored by the human race.

Posted in Bible Verses, psalms, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

#PsalmOfTheDay: Psalm 11

Please leave your reflections in the comments:

Psalm 11

In the Lord I take refuge.

    How then can you say to me:

    “Flee like a bird to your mountain.

For look, the wicked bend their bows;

    they set their arrows against the strings

to shoot from the shadows

    at the upright in heart.

When the foundations are being destroyed,

    what can the righteous do?”

The Lord is in his holy temple;

    the Lord is on his heavenly throne.

He observes everyone on earth;

    his eyes examine them.

The Lord examines the righteous,

    but the wicked, those who love violence,

    he hates with a passion.

On the wicked he will rain

    fiery coals and burning sulfur;

    a scorching wind will be their lot.

For the Lord is righteous,

    he loves justice;

    the upright will see his face.

Posted in Bible Verses, psalms | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

#PsalmOfTheDay: Psalm 11

Please leave your reflections in the comments:

Psalm 11

In the Lord I take refuge.

    How then can you say to me:

    “Flee like a bird to your mountain.

For look, the wicked bend their bows;

    they set their arrows against the strings

to shoot from the shadows

    at the upright in heart.

When the foundations are being destroyed,

    what can the righteous do?”

The Lord is in his holy temple;

    the Lord is on his heavenly throne.

He observes everyone on earth;

    his eyes examine them.

The Lord examines the righteous,

    but the wicked, those who love violence,

    he hates with a passion.

On the wicked he will rain

    fiery coals and burning sulfur;

    a scorching wind will be their lot.

For the Lord is righteous,

    he loves justice;

    the upright will see his face.

Posted in Bible Verses, psalms | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

#Cincinnati #ChurchOptions #YouHaveChoices

robins-cincinnati

 

With so many churches being unable to meet in person, please enjoy some services, both liturgical and healing/informative modalities provided by our Swedenborgian Member Churches or Clergy.  This list will continue to be updated.

 

 

  • Church of the Holy City, Washington D.C., Sunday 5 pm phone listening service, Click link for access pin to be issued

https://myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/0ODSUYTIZJ6ZLED1

They will email you a phone number and a PIN for you to use.
At about 4:50PM Sunday call the number found in the Registration Confirmation email.

  • Garden Church, San Pedro, CA

To connect via Zoom for the garden church, email them at gardenchurchsp@gmail.com or follow them on Instagram for the link on Sundays. https://www.instagram.com/gardenchurchsp/

  • Rev. Jen Tafel; Grounded Cove Living, Lansing, MI (Distance Reiki & Readings)
  • Rev. Anna Woofenden
  • San Francisco Swedenborgian Church, San Francisco, CA
  • Swedenborgian Community Online, YouTube
  • Wayfarer’s Chapel, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Posted in Sunday | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

#PsalmOfTheDay: Psalm 10

Please share your reflections in the comment section.

1 Why, LORD, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? 2 In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak, who are caught in the schemes he devises. 3 He boasts about the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the LORD. 4 In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God. 5 His ways are always prosperous; your laws are rejected by him; he sneers at all his enemies. 6 He says to himself, “Nothing will ever shake me.” He swears, “No one will ever do me harm.” 7 His mouth is full of lies and threats; trouble and evil are under his tongue. 8 He lies in wait near the villages; from ambush he murders the innocent. His eyes watch in secret for his victims; 9 like a lion in cover he lies in wait. He lies in wait to catch the helpless; he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net. 10 His victims are crushed, they collapse; they fall under his strength. 11 He says to himself, “God will never notice; he covers his face and never sees.” 12 Arise, LORD! Lift up your hand, O God. Do not forget the helpless. 13 Why does the wicked man revile God? Why does he say to himself, “He won’t call me to account”? 14 But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand. The victims commit themselves to you; you are the helper of the fatherless. 15 Break the arm of the wicked man; call the evildoer to account for his wickedness that would not otherwise be found out. 16 The LORD is King for ever and ever; the nations will perish from his land. 17 You, LORD, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, 18 defending the fatherless and the oppressed, so that mere earthly mortals will never again strike terror.

Posted in Bible Verses, psalms | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment