Whittled Words 2017-10-02T17:40:43+00:00

Hide & Seek

Who’s Hyde-ing behind your Jekyll ! My WhittledWord for November 11, 2015 Photo by Henry Van der Weyde (1838-1924; London, England) [Public domain], via Wikimedia The Fictional story [...]

Psalm 1

How happy the man godless guidance won′t walk, He won′t stand with sinners, sit with those who mock. But rather the law of the Lord, his delight; He meditates [...]

Psalm 2

And why do the nations churn, ponder vain things? The rulers all gather, to stand with earth’s kings. Against His Anointed, they say of the Lord: Let’s break all [...]

Psalm 3

A Psalm of David when he fled from Absalom, his son O Lord, how they increase… those troubling foes! How multiplied many against me arose! And many there be which will [...]

Psalm 4

To the chief musician on stringed instruments, a Psalm of David Oh, hear my call, I’m clean, you did declare. Have mercy, free from trouble, hear my prayer. My [...]

Psalm 5

To the chief musician on wind instruments, a Psalm of David Give ear to my words, Lord, consider my sighs. I pray, King and God, hear the sound of [...]

Psalm 6

To the chief musician on stringed instruments, 
a Psalm of David Oh Lord don’t rebuke me, with anger hasten, In Your hot displeasure, please do not chasten. Have mercy [...]

Psalm 7

And ode of David, which he sang unto the Lord,
 concerning the words of Cush the Benjamite Oh Lord my God, in You I give my trust to: So [...]

Psalm 8

For the choir director, on the Philistine lute,
 a Psalm of David O Lord, our Lord, mighty is Your name on earth! Far greater than heavens, Your glory, Your [...]

Psalm 9

To the chief musician, a Psalm of David With all of my heart, Lord, Oh, You will I praise; All Your works of wonder I’ll show forth and raise. [...]

Psalm 10

O Lord, why stand far off, why there you abide? In times of my trouble yourself do you hide? In pride have the wicked the poor swiftly sought: In [...]

Psalm 11

To the chief Musician—a Psalm of David In God, I place my trust; soul why sound this word? “Go to your high mountain, escape like a bird. The wicked [...]

Psalm 12

To the chief musician upon stringed instruments,
 a Psalm of David LORD, help, for the godly man ceases to be; And from among men’s sons the faithful none see. [...]

Psalm 13

To the Chief Musician, A Psalm of David How long, Oh Lord, will you forget me forever? How long will you hide, your face from me sever? How long [...]

Psalm 14

To the Chief Musician, a Psalm of David The fool in his heart has said, “There is no God.” Corrupt, they’ve done bad deeds; none do good to laud. [...]

Psalm 15

A Psalm of David Oh, Lord in your tent, now, just who abides still? And who shall remain there in your holy hill? It’s he who walks upright, and [...]

Psalm 16

A poem of David Preserve me, Oh God, I in you refuge take. My soul said, “You’re my Lord, your good; not mine make.” And as for the saints, [...]

Psalm 17

A Prayer of David Oh Lord, hear a just cause, attend to my cries; Give ear to my lip’s prayer; deceit won’t arise. And, so may my sentence come [...]

Psalm 18

To the Chief Musician, a Psalm of David, the servant of
 the Lord, who spoke unto the Lord the words of this
 song in the day that the Lord [...]

Psalm 19

To the chief musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens they herald, God’s glory they share; The heavens, the works of His hands do declare. It faithfully pours forth [...]

Psalm 20

To the chief Musician, a Psalm of David. The Lord, may He hear in your day of distress; May Jacob’s God’s name raise you beyond access. And help from [...]

Psalm 21

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Oh Lord, yes the king shall rejoice in your might; And in your salvation shall greatly delight! To him the desire [...]

Psalm 22

To the chief Musician set to the tune of the hind of the morning My God, my God, why have you left me alone; So far from deliverance, words [...]

Psalm 23

The Lord is my Shepherd; I’ll not be in need. In green pastures He makes me lie down and feed. By still waters leading, my soul He’ll restore; In [...]

Psalm 24

The earth is the Lord’s land, and all it contains; The world and all those who dwell and remain. For on it He’s founded the earth on the seas, [...]

Psalm 25

A Psalm of David Oh Lord, unto You, do I lift up my soul. My God, to You I will surrender control: Let me not ashamed be; nor feel [...]

Psalm 26

A Psalm of David Oh, vindicate me, Lord; my walk has stayed straight; I’ve trusted in You, Lord; I’ll not hesitate. Examine and test me, Oh Lord, prove and [...]

Psalm 27

A Psalm of David The Lord is my light and salvation; whom fear? The Lord is my life’s strength; who dread or revere? When makers of mischief, my flesh [...]

Psalm 28

A Psalm of David I’ll cry, Lord, my Rock, be not deaf, please attend; If silent, like those, down a well I’ll descend. The pleas of my prayers hear; [...]

Psalm 29

A Psalm of David You sons of the mighty, ascribe to the Lord All honor and strength to Jehovah award. The glory of His name, Jehovah display, And worship [...]

Psalm 30

A Psalm and song at the dedication of the house of David Oh Lord, I’ll uplift you, for You drew me out. You’ve not let my foes over me [...]

Psalm 31

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David I trust You, Oh Lord; let me not ashamed be; Your righteousness, by it, deliver, set free. Incline Your ear, rescue [...]

Psalm 91

Those settled in secret with Most High, who hide, Shall under the Almighty’s shadow abide. I’ll say of the Lord, “He’s my fortress on high, My refuge, my God, [...]

Smarts

I’m finally smart enough to know just how stupid I can be! Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18 NKJV Authored 12/22/2011 [...]

Priorities

"Before you prioritize your day… Pray-oritize your way!" Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then [...]

Hesitation

dictionary.com gives an interesting take on the idiom wherein I exchanged the word “lost” for “bossed.” “One who cannot come to a decision will suffer for it, as in [...]

True Maturity

One indicator of spiritual/emotional maturity is that more satisfaction results from understanding than in being understood. It is telling that admiration of features, gifts, talents or performance merely indicates [...]

Ready Writer

My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer… Psalm 45:1 King [...]

Humility

I’m glad He came through humble means; Amid the din of daily scenes. And not arrayed for royal reign; To live, then die with poignant pain. He paid the [...]

Fish Story

It’s astounding when God sets before you a serendipitous day! Undeniably God ordained! Oh, it’s not the bigness of that expression of His love; it is, rather, the utter [...]

Butterfly Wishes

Was it better walled in comfort’s womb? Wrapped so warmly there, a hopeful tomb? Waiting, workless, fed by unseen hands, Placed so timely by the Master’s plans. Moses’ desert [...]

FAUX-ment

FAUX-ment (verb): Sinister, intentional attempt to instigate and stir up a violent political sentiment utilizing false and/or hyperbolic statements.

Fauxny

FAUXNY (FO-nee): Mercenary hired to influence political consensus by spreading a false narrative. For example, craigslist has run an ad for “actors” needed in Charlottesville. One eyewitness insisted that [...]

November 2017

Hide & Seek

Who’s Hyde-ing behind your Jekyll ! My WhittledWord for November 11, 2015 Photo by Henry Van der Weyde (1838-1924; London, England) [Public domain], via Wikimedia The Fictional story [...]

October 2017

Psalm 1

How happy the man godless guidance won′t walk, He won′t stand with sinners, sit with those who mock. But rather the law of the Lord, his delight; He meditates [...]

Psalm 2

And why do the nations churn, ponder vain things? The rulers all gather, to stand with earth’s kings. Against His Anointed, they say of the Lord: Let’s break all [...]

Psalm 3

A Psalm of David when he fled from Absalom, his son O Lord, how they increase… those troubling foes! How multiplied many against me arose! And many there be which will [...]

Psalm 4

To the chief musician on stringed instruments, a Psalm of David Oh, hear my call, I’m clean, you did declare. Have mercy, free from trouble, hear my prayer. My [...]

Psalm 5

To the chief musician on wind instruments, a Psalm of David Give ear to my words, Lord, consider my sighs. I pray, King and God, hear the sound of [...]

Psalm 6

To the chief musician on stringed instruments, 
a Psalm of David Oh Lord don’t rebuke me, with anger hasten, In Your hot displeasure, please do not chasten. Have mercy [...]

Psalm 7

And ode of David, which he sang unto the Lord,
 concerning the words of Cush the Benjamite Oh Lord my God, in You I give my trust to: So [...]

Psalm 8

For the choir director, on the Philistine lute,
 a Psalm of David O Lord, our Lord, mighty is Your name on earth! Far greater than heavens, Your glory, Your [...]

Psalm 9

To the chief musician, a Psalm of David With all of my heart, Lord, Oh, You will I praise; All Your works of wonder I’ll show forth and raise. [...]

Psalm 10

O Lord, why stand far off, why there you abide? In times of my trouble yourself do you hide? In pride have the wicked the poor swiftly sought: In [...]

Psalm 11

To the chief Musician—a Psalm of David In God, I place my trust; soul why sound this word? “Go to your high mountain, escape like a bird. The wicked [...]

Psalm 12

To the chief musician upon stringed instruments,
 a Psalm of David LORD, help, for the godly man ceases to be; And from among men’s sons the faithful none see. [...]

Psalm 13

To the Chief Musician, A Psalm of David How long, Oh Lord, will you forget me forever? How long will you hide, your face from me sever? How long [...]

Psalm 14

To the Chief Musician, a Psalm of David The fool in his heart has said, “There is no God.” Corrupt, they’ve done bad deeds; none do good to laud. [...]

Psalm 15

A Psalm of David Oh, Lord in your tent, now, just who abides still? And who shall remain there in your holy hill? It’s he who walks upright, and [...]

Psalm 16

A poem of David Preserve me, Oh God, I in you refuge take. My soul said, “You’re my Lord, your good; not mine make.” And as for the saints, [...]

Psalm 17

A Prayer of David Oh Lord, hear a just cause, attend to my cries; Give ear to my lip’s prayer; deceit won’t arise. And, so may my sentence come [...]

Psalm 18

To the Chief Musician, a Psalm of David, the servant of
 the Lord, who spoke unto the Lord the words of this
 song in the day that the Lord [...]

Psalm 19

To the chief musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens they herald, God’s glory they share; The heavens, the works of His hands do declare. It faithfully pours forth [...]

Psalm 20

To the chief Musician, a Psalm of David. The Lord, may He hear in your day of distress; May Jacob’s God’s name raise you beyond access. And help from [...]

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