Summer in Psalms, Part 3

Sunday Service

  • 24 January 2016
  • Arnie Hall
  • Summer In the Psalms

Psalm 33:

  • Let the godly sing for joy to the Lord; it is fitting for the pure to praise him.
  • Praise the Lord with melodies on the lyre; make music for him on the ten-stringed harp.
  • Sing a new song of praise to him; play skilfully on the harp, and sing with joy.

Message Version:

  • Good people, cheer God! Right-living people sound best when praising.
  • Use guitars to reinforce your Hallelujahs! Play his praise on a grand piano!
  • Invent your own new song to him; give him a trumpet fanfare.


  • For the world of the Lord hold true, and we can trust everything he does.
  • He loves whatever is just and good; the unfailing love of the Lord fills the earth.


  • The Lord merely spoke, and the heavens were created.
  • He breathed the word, and all the stars were born.
  • He assigned the sea its boundaries and locked the oceans in vast reservoirs.
  • Let the whole world fear the Lord, and let everyone stand in awe of him.
  • For when he spoke, the world began! It appeared at his command.


  • The Lord frustrates the plans of the nations and thwarts all their schemes.
  • But the Lord’s plans stand firm forever; his intentions can never be shaken.


  • What joy for the nation whose God is the Lord, whose people he has chosen as his inheritance.
  • The Lord looks down from heaven and sees the whole human race.
  • From his throne he observes all who live on the earth.
  • He made their hearts, so he understand everything they do.
  • The best-equipped army cannot save a king, nor is great strength enough to save a warrior.
  • Don’t count on your warhorse to give you victory – for great strength, it cannot save you.


  • But the Lord watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his unfailing love.
  • He rescues them from death and keeps them alive in times of famine.


  • We put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield.
  • In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.
  • In your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our hope is in you alone.

My 2016 Personal Goals

  • Spiritual: Evangelise one person
  • Serving: Toastmasters lead well
  • Family: Date wife monthly
  • Work: Earn respect as Solution Architect
  • Health:
    • In: Exercise: 2 x per week gym or pool
    • Out: fat & Sugar: down to 100 kgs
  • Friendships: Movie montly




This week:

  • Commenced Summer Hours at work: Worked 4 x 9 hours and then 4 hours on Friday.
  • Third meeting at Overeaters Anonymous. I am a compulsive over-eater. I need help to overcome my addiction.
  • Got down to 114.4 kg.
  • Walking in pool twice because it was so hot this week.
  • Bought a second-hand car. This is the first time we’ve had a 2nd car:
    • A really old Nissan Serena for the boys to learn to drive in.
    • A less old Mitsubishi Outlander for us.
  • Lost broadband at home. Last week, I’d moved to Naked Broadband plan. Then, on Thursday I ported our old phone number to our new VOIP provider. What I didn’t realise was that, when Spark receives a request to port a land line, they assume that you are closing your connection. So, Spark has to open a new Naked Broadband connection and new land line (call barred) for me. This was an oversight, quite frustrating, and potentially very inconvenient for me on Monday, because I have a deployment due in the evening that I was planning to do from home. I might have to stay at the office in town on Monday night in order to do my deployment.



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