This week's psalm (for those of you on lectionary) is 40. It begins thus:
I waited patiently upon the LORD; *
he stooped to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the desolate pit, out of the mire and clay; *
he set my feet upon a high cliff and made my footing sure.
So many of us are waiting on the Lord in different ways. May we soon feel that promised lifting up out of the pit.
EDITED TO ADD: Something that is totally lifting ME up out of the pit today is an opportunity (at last) to help St. Casserole's Little Church, which STILL has not been repaired since it was damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. If you are interested in this project, please see this post at St. Cassie's place for contact instructions. You may recall that our concern over St. Cass during and after the storm was a major event in the life of this group, and really galvanized us as a community of fellowship and prayer. Thanks! Your Editor!
A variety of great stuff to read this week!
Kievas Fargo is inviting comments and discussion on how we see God's interaction with creation. God: Eternal creator or eternal meddler?
Law and Gospel shares a heart-touching post about a friend.
A beautiful post from Silly Weepy Mom (er, Inner Dorothy) about her sons who are all grown up.
Kathryn's daughter has turned 21! Go read the proud mama story. And Kathryn was profoundly blessed by her visit to The Home for the Decidedly Confused.
Katherine shares from her Ten on Tuesday. Number one: "I'm still pregnant." Ok, Katherine, we're waiting and praying!
In a different-kind-of-mama note, please pray for Zorra's Amie.
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