Thursday, January 19, 2006

Psalm 23

1. God holds me close,
and lets me know
that what I have
is more than
2. God shows me
glorious places
in creation
like the lake
and forest
where we camped.
3. In my darkest,
most deadly moments,
God points out to me
the absurdity
of it all
and I laugh;
God reminds me
of Goodness.
4. And though the
stink of death
is constant
in my home
God had made me
by making
clear to me,
by making
my journey
at all
5. A place is
set for me
at the
Feast of
the Lamb
and a place
for everybody else,
friend or foe.
and God has
designated me
to help host
this Feast.
There is food enough
and New Wine
for all.
6. There is Hope
for all of Life,
and a space
for all of being
and all of
as long as I
have breath
to draw.


lenten meditations past


At January 19, 2006 at 4:31 PM, Blogger Tack City said...

I rarely post comments on here, but just for a little clarification:
As you will notice from the date following this psalm, it's an old-ish one.
This is one of the psalms I wrote for use during lent last year at the church where I fellowship, LaSalle Street Church.
Were one interested they'd be able to find an audio file of me reading this during a service on the church's website.
Shameless, yes?

At January 20, 2006 at 1:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Yes. But no need for it, anyway.

At January 20, 2006 at 5:37 AM, Anonymous natalie said...

It's pretty. It's extremely optimistic and I guess that's where faith comes in, but iunno. I'm not sure what I feel about this one. I mean I like it, I'm just not sure how I feel about it at this point in time. But I do love you! :)

At January 20, 2006 at 9:46 AM, Blogger Trav said...

I agree with Natalie; It's very optimistic. And it's cool to hear your voice on the whole world wide web.

You doing anything this spring break? 'Cause I know a couple of kids in Colorado who miss you.

At January 20, 2006 at 11:16 AM, Blogger Scott Jones said...

I like "and God has designated me to help host this feast."

At January 27, 2006 at 5:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will look for the audio file. About v.3--I like it--optomistic--maybe (mystical maybe...). But with "absurdity" it makes everything fit. Now is a world of madness. Maybe people have been saying this for ages, but it doesn't make it any less true. I miss talking to you every couple of years! Fancy a trip to South America? What about Thailand? We'll be there soon... thanks for the verse. Lindsay,

At February 1, 2006 at 9:52 AM, Blogger fatguyinalittlecoat said...

Permission to use? I've got big money. Wait.. no I don't. I DO have a fresh pot of coffee, though.

Again.. Beautiful.

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i miss you bubba

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At June 22, 2006 at 6:14 PM, Blogger Tack City said...

i tried to comment on your blog but the computer i use wouldn't show the "real person" picture for me to type.
email me at my britches2k@yahoo
i'll have to erase this comment after a couple of days to keep from getting harrassing emails about being a heretic (it happens, you know).
i'm so excited to hear from you.

At July 4, 2006 at 10:17 PM, Blogger Trav said...

Wow...e-mails about you being a heretic? I guess I didn't see that one coming. Some people really put the "mental" in Fundemental, eh?

At July 20, 2006 at 3:58 PM, Anonymous tony said...

Hey Marty, it was super cool running into you the other week. I'm glad to see you are still writting.I haven't had a chance to read all of you psalms but i did read this one and have a few comments... Hope like new wine is home grown "doesn't travel well". Hope for all living things isn't necessary. Every thing we see and for that matter the things we don't is alive and all ways was and all ways will be. There's not a damn thing anyone can do about it. That is the nature of every thing. Buisness man can dig my earth come and drink my wine but he's just wasting his time......


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