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Psalm 139. Exploration. Silly Sentences. Clapping Song.

Psalm 139 OLord, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me.
2 You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
3 You see me when I travel
and when I rest at home.
You know everything I do.
4 You know what I am going to say
even before I say it, Lord.
5 You go before me and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on my head.

We read Psalm 139 this week. I love knowing that David wrote this as a song - celebrating God's love -- that He goes before us and follows us. He loves us. He will not leave us. He knows the world crushes in on us -- He lived it... but He knows our thoughts. He's not asking us to be perfect but to know Him. We tend to always make it about us. He wants to offer us a break and David knows this and is singing to God a song of thanksgiving... praising Him for being ever-present. Let's join David! :) Amen!

Here are a couple pics from exploration. They make me smile. Also, after learning about giraffes, we played silly s…
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Here are a couple pics ..

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