Friday, April 24, 2015

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Comfort Food of Beers

I haven't done a beer post in awhile; so it's time to get back at it.  At my watering hole yesterday I got enjoy not only the company of some amazing colleagues, but also this HoffBrau House Dunkel.  Sometimes you just need an old school comfort beer.  This Dunkel is perfect for such an occasion.  Malty and smooth with a rich but not over sweet body, this beer is like curling up on the couch with a good book. 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

40 Days of Chant, Psalms 37 & 38

I am almost there.  I got two more done today, and I hope to have the last two done tomorrow.  The intent after I get them all done is to compile them with the psalms pointed for chanting into a downloadable edition.  I'll sell the editions from my website  I'll keep you posted for when that will happen.  Here are psalms 37 and 38.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

40 Days of Chant, Psalm 36

I was not able to finish the last five chants during Holy Week; so I am trying to finish them now.  It was an amazing lenten discipline and I look forward to reflect on the ways it has changed me.  Also, I believe I'll take up the forty in Lent 2016.  Anyway, here is the chant for Psalm 36.

1There is a voice of rebellion deep in the heart of the wicked; *
    there is no fear of God before his eyes.
2He flatters himself in his own eyes *
    that his hateful sin will not be found out.
3The words of his mouth are wicked and deceitful; *
    he has left off acting wisely and doing good.
4He thinks up wickedness upon his bed
and has set himself in no good way; *
    he does not abhor that which is evil.
5Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, *
    and your faithfulness to the clouds.
6Your righteousness is like the strong mountains,
your justice like the great deep; *
    you save both man and beast, O LORD.
7How priceless is your love, O God! *
    your people take refuge under the
                     shadow of your wings.
8They feast upon the abundance of your house; *
    you give them drink from the river of your delights.
9For with you is the well of life, *
    and in your light we see light.
10Continue your loving-kindness to those who know you, *
    and your favor to those who are true of heart.
11Let not the foot of the proud come near me, *
    nor the hand of the wicked push me aside.
12See how they are fallen, those who work wickedness! *
    they are cast down and shall not be able to rise.