Wednesday, March 25, 2015

It's been awhile.

This is my first post this year.  And for the last nine months of last year, I mostly just did reproductions of the Psalms.  So it's been since April 17th of last year since I took the time to write a blog entry.  More accurately, it's been nearly a year since I've blogged HERE.  I have a personal journal blog that I don't advertise that I've published to many times in the last year.

I started this blog in 2007.  My first blog post was September 14, 2007.  Since then I've posted regularly, but not always consistently.  In 2007, I had 26 posts... over 3 1/2 months.  In 2008, I had 137 posts.  In 2009, I had 209 posts.  That was my most productive public blogging year.  In 2010, I only had 29 posts.  Not sure what was going on that year.  In 2011, I had 155 posts.  In 2012, I had 161 posts.  In 2013, I had 142 posts.  And last year, I had 174 posts.  This year, 2015, this is my first post and we're nearly three full months into the year.

But when it comes to my private journal blog that I post to pretty much every working day of the year and sometimes multiple times during the day...  This year, I've done 70 posts... in just under three months.  In 2014, I did 133 posts.  In 2013, I did 104 posts.  In 2012, I did only 18 posts.  Talk about wimpy.  In 2011, I did 86 posts.  In 2010, I did 120 posts.  In 2009, I did 162 posts.  Much like my public blog, that was my most productive private blogging year.  In 2008, when I started my private journal blog, I did 17 posts.

So I write (or rant) quite a bit.  I just don't always make them public.  Actually, that's not true.  Even my journal blog is public.  I just use a different name and don't advertise it.  But you could find it on the world wide web if you searched long enough.  And if you know enough about me, you might even recognize it as me.  But I've changed the names of the innocent (and not so innocent).  So searching on my name or the people closest to me won't do you any good.  So good luck with that Easter egg hunt.

Maybe I'll write more tomorrow.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Psalm 150

1 Alleluia! Praise God in his holy place, praise him in the heavenly vault of his power,
2 praise him for his mighty deeds, praise him for all his greatness.
3 Praise him with fanfare of trumpet, praise him with harp and lyre,
4 praise him with tambourines and dancing, praise him with strings and pipes,
5 praise him with the clamor of cymbals, praise him with triumphant cymbals,
6 Let everything that breathes praise Yahweh. Alleluia!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Psalm 149

1 Alleluia! Sing a new song to Yahweh: his praise in the assembly of the faithful!
2 Israel shall rejoice in its Maker, the children of Zion delight in their king;
3 they shall dance in praise of his name, play to him on tambourines and harp!
4 For Yahweh loves his people, he will crown the humble with salvation.
5 The faithful exult in glory, shout for joy as they worship him,
6 praising God to the heights with their voices, a two-edged sword in their hands,
7 to wreak vengeance on the nations, punishment on the peoples,
8 to load their kings with chains and their nobles with iron fetters,
9 to execute on them the judgement passed -- to the honor of all his faithful.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Psalm 148

1 Alleluia! Praise Yahweh from the heavens, praise him in the heights.
2 Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his host!
3 Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all shining stars,
4 praise him, highest heavens, praise him, waters above the heavens.
5 Let them praise the name of Yahweh at whose command they were made;
6 he established them for ever and ever by an unchanging decree.
7 Praise Yahweh from the earth, sea-monsters and all the depths,
8 fire and hail, snow and mist, storm-winds that obey his word,
9 mountains and every hill, orchards and every cedar,
10 wild animals and all cattle, reptiles and winged birds,
11 kings of the earth and all nations, princes and all judges on earth,
12 young men and girls, old people and children together.
13 Let them praise the name of Yahweh, for his name alone is sublime, his splendor transcends earth and heaven.
14 For he heightens the strength of his people, to the praise of all his faithful, the children of Israel, the people close to him.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Psalm 147

1 Alleluia! Praise Yahweh -- it is good to sing psalms to our God -- how pleasant to praise him.
2 Yahweh, Builder of Jerusalem! He gathers together the exiles of Israel,
3 healing the broken-hearted and binding up their wounds;
4 he counts out the number of the stars, and gives each one of them a name.
5 Our Lord is great, all-powerful, his wisdom beyond all telling.
6 Yahweh sustains the poor, and humbles the wicked to the ground.
7 Sing to Yahweh in thanksgiving, play the harp for our God.
8 He veils the sky with clouds, and provides the earth with rain, makes grass grow on the hills and plants for people to use,
9 gives fodder to cattle and to young ravens when they cry.
10 He takes no delight in the power of horses, no pleasure in human sturdiness;
11 his pleasure is in those who fear him, in those who hope in his faithful love.
12 Praise Yahweh, Jerusalem, Zion, praise your God.
13 For he gives strength to the bars of your gates, he blesses your children within you,
14 he maintains the peace of your frontiers, gives you your fill of finest wheat.
15 He sends his word to the earth, his command runs quickly,
16 he spreads the snow like flax, strews hoarfrost like ashes,
17 he sends ice-crystals like breadcrumbs, and who can withstand that cold?
18 When he sends his word it thaws them, when he makes his wind blow, the waters are unstopped.
19 He reveals his word to Jacob, his statutes and judgments to Israel.
20 For no other nation has he done this, no other has known his judgments.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Psalm 146

1 Alleluia! Praise Yahweh, my soul!
2 I will praise Yahweh all my life, I will make music to my God as long as I live.
3 Do not put your trust in princes, in any child of Adam, who has no power to save.
4 When his spirit goes forth he returns to the earth, on that very day all his plans come to nothing.
5 How blessed is he who has Jacob's God to help him, his hope is in Yahweh his God,
6 who made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them. He keeps faith for ever,
7 gives justice to the oppressed, gives food to the hungry; Yahweh sets prisoners free.
8 Yahweh gives sight to the blind, lifts up those who are bowed down.
9 Yahweh protects the stranger, he sustains the orphan and the widow. Yahweh loves the upright,but he frustrates the wicked.
10 Yahweh reigns for ever, your God, Zion, from age to age.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Psalm 145

1 [Hymn of Praise Of David] I shall praise you to the heights, God my King, I shall bless your name for ever and ever.
2 Day after day I shall bless you, I shall praise your name for ever and ever.
3 Great is Yahweh and worthy of all praise, his greatness beyond all reckoning.
4 Each age will praise your deeds to the next, proclaiming your mighty works.
5 Your renown is the splendor of your glory, I will ponder the story of your wonders.
6 They will speak of your awesome power, and I shall recount your greatness.
7 They will bring out the memory of your great generosity, and joyfully acclaim your saving justice.
8 Yahweh is tenderness and pity, slow to anger, full of faithful love.
9 Yahweh is generous to all, his tenderness embraces all his creatures.
10 All your creatures shall thank you, Yahweh, and your faithful shall bless you.
11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingship and tell of your might,
12 making known your mighty deeds to the children of Adam, the glory and majesty of your kingship.
13 Your kingship is a kingship for ever, your reign lasts from age to age. Yahweh is trustworthy in all his words, and upright in all his deeds.
14 Yahweh supports all who stumble, lifts up those who are bowed down.
15 All look to you in hope and you feed them with the food of the season.
16 And, with generous hand, you satisfy the desires of every living creature.
17 Upright in all that he does, Yahweh acts only in faithful love.
18 He is close to all who call upon him, all who call on him from the heart.
19 He fulfills the desires of all who fear him, he hears their cry and he saves them.
20 Yahweh guards all who love him, but all the wicked he destroys.
21 My mouth shall always praise Yahweh, let every creature bless his holy name for ever and ever.