Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday Psalm

Ravenwood Castle on 50 acres in the middle of the Hocking Hills in southern Ohio

This is where we stayed on our last night.  My husband surprised me with this.  It was built 15 years ago to replicate a Celtic castle and it's authentic looking inside and out.  It's a Bed and Breakfast.
We had a lovely time.

I've just gotten back from the vet's.  The girl cat, Scruffy is not diabetic, just extremely stressed from this stressful summer.  I'm getting ready to head down to our lake place and thus she will be put in her carrier with her brother and taken down there also ---more stress.  Well, Scruffy, welcome to my world.

We had a wonderful time, but getting home brought a load of stress.  I have teacher days on Monday and Tuesday and then we start actual school on the day after Labor Day.  I will attend an inservice on Monday and high school meetings on Tuesday and then work in my room on Wednesday (I'll have some time on Tuesday also). We have 'homework' for Monday, and I figure I'm not the only staff person to wonder where I put the book given each of us at the last staff meeting in June.  Guess what I'm going on a hunt for in my basement?
 I got word last night that a student whose mission in life seems to be "make everyone pay for his lousy life up to his adoption two years ago" is coming back to our high school. Vocational school kicked him out. 
Please lift this up in prayer. 

There is much to praise God about.  Here's the weekly Friday Psalm.

Psalm 47
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.

1) O CLAP your hands, all you peoples!
Shout to God with the voice of triumph and songs of joy!

2) For the Lord Most High excites terror, awe, and dread;
He is a great King over all the earth.

3) He subdued peoples under us,
and nations under our feet.

4) He chose our inheritance for us, the glory and pride of Jacob, whom He loves.
Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

5) God has ascended amid shouting,
the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.

6) Sing praises to God, sing praises!
sing praises to our King, sing praises!

7) For God is the King of all the earth;
sing praises in a skillful psalm and with understanding.

8) God reigns over the nations;
God sits upon His holy throne.

9) The princes and nobles of the peoples are gathered together,
a [united] people for the God of Abraham,
for the shields of the earth belong to God;
He is highly exalted.

One of the side views of the castle


  1. What a cool place to stay, and what a lovely surprise!

    I'm sure it's hard to come back and hit the ground running.

    I've really missed your Monday prayers and Friday Psalms! We used to sing a worship song in church that was based on the first verse of this one. I hadn't sung it in a long time, and reading the psalm brought it right back.

  2. did the dog eat your homework? ;-)

  3. In the words of the psalmist, may the Lord contend with those who contend with you ... and may you know peace as you begin your school year.

  4. wow, that looks like a lovely place to say. wish I were there right now!


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