In the middle of it all we will likely try to bid on a house this Saturday. It would be just terrific for the family and for ministry, but who knows whether it will be affordable.
Anyway, further apologies to all those out there in blog land who know me personally and have felt the fallout of this busy-ness. I don't think it's through bad choices on my part, though once I come up for a gasp of air during the Easter break I will look carefully at that question. Seriously, I have never been this busy in my entire life.
In the meantime I keep waking up each morning and reading the Psalms, which I am loving. So seeing as how I don't seem to have much of value to say just at the moment, have a go at this:
19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
2 Day to day pours out speech,
and night to night reveals knowledge.
3 There is no speech, nor are there words,
whose voice is not heard.
4 Their voice goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
In them he has set a tent for the sun,
5 which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber,
and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.
6 Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
and its circuit to the end of them,
and there is nothing hidden from its heat.
7 The law of the Lord is perfect,
reviving the soul;
the testimony of the Lord is sure,
making wise the simple;
8 the precepts of the Lord are right,
rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is pure,
enlightening the eyes;
9 the fear of the Lord is clean,
the rules of the Lord are true,
and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey
and drippings of the honeycomb.
11 Moreover, by them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.
12 Who can discern his errors?
Declare me innocent from hidden faults.
13 Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins;
let them not have dominion over me!
Then I shall be blameless,
and innocent of great transgression.
14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in your sight,
O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
In my case, especially now, that last verse is a great prayer to cling to.