Why, O Lord, do you stand far off? -Psalm 10

Whether one believes in God or not, most people know what it’s like to be lonely, the kind of loneliness that bears weight.

Some can be alone in a crowd, or on stage or in an empty room. Solitude may…


“Let them know they are only human.” -Psalm 9:20

“Let the nations know they are only human,” declares the poet in Psalm 9. This is not a slight against humanity, nor an excuse from doing the right thing, but it is a simple fact. …


O Lord, Our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth. -Ps. 8

I’m told I was two years old when I made my first trip to Colorado. We took family vacations in the summer. The drive alone was spectacular, but the first glimpse of the mountains in…


Breaking unhealthy cycles of behavior through meditation and prayer.

The term gaslighting is nothing new for some, especially for those held victim to it. Gaslighting can be defined as manipulation by psychological or emotional means causing another to question their reality. …


There is healing in naming our suffering and hope.

“And it stoned me to my soul,” belts out Van Morrison as he described an experience of longing and catharsis as a kid. Whether a hunger or thirst or desire for healing, human longing is real. …


Finding Health and Wholeness in Psalm 5.

Moving through Paths of Morning Ritual

I was on the trail this morning. The sun was out. The air was cool for July. Shadows crossed an earthen path beneath an arch of trees.

“This is sanctuary,” I thought to myself, “one of the…


Psalm 4: Holding space and empathy.

Narcissism is defined as “selfishness, involving a sense of entitlement, a lack of empathy, and a need for admiration.” In psychoanalytic circles, narcissism is cited as a personality disorder to be taken with great seriousness and care.

What we learn from these and perhaps…


Finding a way forward in Psalm 3

“God, do you see this?” asks the poet in Psalm 3, “Enemies past counting! Enemies sprouting like mushrooms! Mobs of them all around me, roaring their mockery.” -The Message

I imagine most of us have been there. Whether an enemy or a problem…


Psalm 2: A welcome antidote to a culture of complaint.

Psalm 2 may not be the most glamorous, but it bears a truth worth telling. A person has been called upon to lead.

This was no ordinary person. The selection process was lengthy. Just when it was thought that all…


Reflection on Psalm 1

It was suggested to me some time ago to read and pray through the Psalms. Taking one Psalm a day, I would read, journal and write out a prayer. Today I find myself drawn to those ancient songs again.

For example, Psalm 1 is an invitation…

Rob Lohmeyer

Hospice Chaplain/Bereavement Coordinator. Kerrville, Texas. Doctoral Degree. Masters of Divinity. BA in English Literature. Running. Guitar. Reflection.

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