Behold: The Word

Years ago coffee percolated through a contraption that took time and effort. I remember my grandma pouring water in the bottom half of her aluminum coffee pot then putting in a pole-like-contraption topped with a basket, into which she measured out coffee grounds — usually from a red Folgers can. She’d put on the lidContinue reading “Behold: The Word”

Playing Psalms — An Advent Series, The Epilogue

The “Hallelujah Chorus” still thrumming in our ears and hearts, we collectively wonder if that’s it. It always seems to happen — we wait and watch for Christ’s coming each year, then all at once Christmas is over. That same feeling of loss settles over us now. We want more.  That’s when we realize theContinue reading “Playing Psalms — An Advent Series, The Epilogue”

Playing Psalms — An Advent Series, Act 4

As the curtains rise, so do our hopes! It’s time for Act Four of Playing Psalms. Our hearts, in equal measure, eagerly anticipate what comes next and despair of this production’s conclusion. Because we’ve already peeked at our playbill, we know that this Act will include parts of Royal Psalm 89. Act Four, Scene OneContinue reading “Playing Psalms — An Advent Series, Act 4”

Playing Psalms — An Advent Series, Act 3

The lights flicker, indicating the end of intermission. Picking up our playbill, we note that Act 3 of Playing Psalms will portray Psalm 110. Interestingly, the playbill goes on to explain that Psalm 110 is the most quoted Psalm in all of the New Testament. By a lot. We wonder why that would be, butContinue reading “Playing Psalms — An Advent Series, Act 3”

Playing Psalms — An Advent Series, Act 2

The brief intermission over, we’re ready to get back to Playing Psalms. We settle in our seats, perhaps a little less eager than we were before the start of the show because we’re realizing this Christmas production isn’t all about snowflakes and sugar plums. It’s much more about the King who came to save HisContinue reading “Playing Psalms — An Advent Series, Act 2”

Playing Psalms — An Advent Series, Act 1

Today, the world kicks-off Advent, the season of preparation leading up to Christmas, and we’re taking part by having some fun Playing Psalms together. The particular Psalms that we’ll be playing in this series are the Royal ones that not only make use of mental images of monarchs but move us toward Messiah. I readContinue reading “Playing Psalms — An Advent Series, Act 1”

Playing Psalms — An Advent Series, The Prologue

As I listen to Lauren Daigle croon, “Oh, what fun it is to ride! Oh, what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh,” I feel an excitement tapping itself into being within me. I want to have fun! Yes, I do! Believe it or not, I think we can have someContinue reading “Playing Psalms — An Advent Series, The Prologue”