Psalms 90:10-12

Psalms 90:10-12

Psalms 90:10-12

The years of our life are seventy,
or even by reason of strength eighty;
yet their span is but toil and trouble;
they are soon gone, and we fly away.
Who considers the power of your anger,
and your wrath according to the fear of you?

So teach us to number our days
that we may get a heart of wisdom.

How powerful are these words from Psalms?

I don’t care if you do or don’t believe in God or whatever form of God or superior being you worship or deny.  There is no denying the power of these words.

Of course I had to write this verse down when I read it.

When you’re younger this doesn’t mean much but as you age and as the seventy years become a hell of a lot closer to you than when you were twenty or thirty, words like these start to take on a whole new meaning.

This is my take on what King David is trying to tell himself with this verse.  Note his honesty, David has written this for himself, a reflection on his life.  He was one of the most powerful individuals on the earth at the time yet he does not delude himself. Continue reading

Psalms 90:10-12

Psalms 90:10-12

Psalms 90:10-12

The years of our life are seventy,
or even by reason of strength eighty;
yet their span is but toil and trouble;
they are soon gone, and we fly away.
Who considers the power of your anger,
and your wrath according to the fear of you?

So teach us to number our days
that we may get a heart of wisdom.

How powerful are these words from Psalms?

I don’t care if you do or don’t believe in God or whatever form of God or superior being you worship or deny.  There is no denying the power of these words.

Of course I had to write this verse down when I read it.

When you’re younger this doesn’t mean much but as you age and as the seventy years become a hell of a lot closer to you than when you were twenty or thirty, words like these start to take on a whole new meaning.

This is my take on what King David is trying to tell himself with this verse.  Note his honesty, David has written this for himself, a reflection on his life.  He was one of the most powerful individuals on the earth at the time yet he does not delude himself. Continue reading

Your Last Perspective

Your Last Perspective

A few months before we made our move to Florida I spent a couple of days in our new home cleaning and getting ready for the big move.

One of the things I did while I was in Florida was I got together with my friend who was a band mate and mentor in my younger days.  We were looking to put a band together once my wife and I made the move.

We went to see two other musicians who perform as a duo and sometimes as a trio with my friend.  The four of us were thinking about becoming a band.

My friend had been telling me all about these two performers and how much he liked their musical skills and style.  He told me their age.  One was a year older and one was a year younger than me.

So on the second night of this trip my friend and I drove about forty five minutes to see this duo play. Continue reading

Your Age Is Not A Handicap

Your Age Is Not A Handicap

I wrote this piece when I was reading the book of Job.  Job is one of my favorite books and stories in The Bible.

The last few verses deal with God restoring Job’s health and wealth.  God gives Job even more wealth then he had prior to it being taken away by Satan.

Job 42:12 reads, “And the Lord blessed the later days of Job more than his beginning.”

I read that verse three times and noted it in my head.  I wanted to remember it because it really hit home with me. Continue reading