Friday, November 10, 2023


Today’s Reading: Psalms 143-144

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Here is the ancient marketplace of Ephesus. These pillars once stood proudly as a testimony to the success of the commercial centre of the city. Man’s accomplishments eventually crumble into ruin, but God’s great building, His living stones, His people, are built to last forever and ever.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.


Key Verses: Psalm 144:15

Happy are the people who are in such a state;

Happy are the people whose God is the Lord!

Psalm 143 is the kind of prayer we all need to pray when we are in distress. David prays, “Hear my prayer, O Lord!” “Answer me speedily!” “Do not hide Your face from me!” “Cause me to hear Your loving kindness in the morning!” (could this blog be an answer to that prayer?) “Cause me to know the way in which I should walk!” “Deliver me, O Lord!” “Revive me, O Lord!”

Psalm 144 is delightful! King David asks the question, “What is man?” David’s answer is “a breath,” and “a shadow,” but man also has the potential to be “Happy” during our brief time here on earth. This question, “What is man?” is quoted in Hebrews chapter 2 in the New Testament. We may want to take time to meditate on these words given by the writer to the Hebrew people. We’ll find that Jesus is the greatest joy of all!!! (click here). David prayed, “Bow down Your heavens, O Lord, and come down!” (144:2a). God did come down! We can sing with great happiness, “Joy to the world, the Lord is come!”


Lord God, there is a one-word prayer I pray daily, “HELP!” I am confident You heard my prayer in advance of my time on earth, and You have come down to me in the Person of Jesus Christ, in whose Name I pray. Amen!!!


My daughter, Elaine Stacey, gave me a gift of a book called, “Happy, Happy, Happy.” It’s the story of the Robertson family. Perhaps you’ve seen the reality TV series, Duck Dynasty. Phil Robertson at one time was an alcoholic who met Jesus, and Jesus made him a new man. In Phil’s book I read the facts, whereas in the TV show the producers water down the testimony of Jesus that this family want to share with the whole world. The producers even put in “bleeps” to make it appear that they were swearing. The Robertsons were quite upset at this and made it clear that they don’t swear! Phil has lived to see his children blessed as David prayed, “Sons as plants, and daughters as pillars!” (Psalm 144:12).

Yours for being able to say with Phil, “Happy, Happy, Happy!”


P.S. Norma-Jean bought me the shirt I’m wearing in the picture below, and my grandson, Nathaniel Shaheen, put on a beard for the photo! My hat is a gift from Chief Sunrise, a great First Nations leader from the Northwest Territories. The Chief, with the name, “Sunrise,” shows the “Reality” of Psalm 143:8, God’s “Loving kindness in the morning.”

10 thoughts on “Friday, November 10, 2023

  1. Thank You, Father, that Your word is always true. Please help all Your people today in whatever they are going through. In Jesus’s great name, amen

  2. Especially praying for our friend HJR, and family.
    Lord, may HJR know Your Peace and Presence. May HJR’s Family, (and my own family and friends), come to Know You and Love you. May we reflect Your Holy Spirit within to others, and may All worries and fears be broken, as we focus our own lives on You, Your Plan and for Your Glory- in Jesus’s Holy Name, I pray 🙏🏽

    • Laur I am agreeing your prayers for HJR.
      Edward and I are going to the hospital this morning as he is having a bone marrow test. We won’t get the results today as they have to analysis it.
      Blessings to all on this blog. Eleanor M

  3. Thinking of and praying for you, Eleanor and Edward. It can be very exhausting to go to all the appointments. May God grant you an extra measure of strength.🙏

  4. Amen to all the prayers today. Thanks for your much needed prayers
    Praying that Edward’s results are good when you receive them and for strength for both of you as you travel this journey. God bless.

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