"Don't tell God how big your storm is; tell your storm how big your God is."

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016


In this post I wish to talk about the Book of Psalms, or Tehillim in Hebrew.  Every day, following my morning prayers (or afternoon if I somehow missed the morning), I read one psalm, usually in English.  I think I'm on my third time through the book; this morning I read psalm #56 out of 150.  I use an edition of the Book of Psalms that was given to each classmate of a boy in my high school who died of leukemia, by his parents.  They even paid extra (I'm assuming) to customize them for us with our full Hebrew names.  It's not a translation I like, but the book obviously has tremendous sentimental value, so it's the one I use.

Until today, I could have told you three psalms that were my favorites: #19, #23, and #91.  Today I realized that on the level on which I like #19 and #23, I genuinely like every psalm in the book.  Each one is unique and special.

Far and away, however, #91 is still my favorite.  A quotation from it was the inspiration for the title of this blog: "He will instruct His angels to guard you in all your paths, to carry you in their hands lest you stumble on a stone."  I still find that to be one of the most beautiful lines in the entire Book of Psalms, and maybe even in the whole Hebrew Bible.

And now, a Reece's Rainbow aging-out boy.  Please meet "NATHANIEL," aging out in MAY, with delayed intellectual development:


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I am a bipolar, Jewish young adult (had my Hebrew birthday, the one I count, and turned 23 this past January) who also suffers from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. I love life and I live for my best friends: they are my purpose and my reason for trying so hard. I remain passionately devoted to those I love; I will not let my disorders make me totally self-centered. I like to read, write, and sew. My Rabbinical school plans did not work out, and I am now hoping to go into the field of Early Childhood Education. Please note: I am currently maintaining only Carried in His Hands. Enjoy!