|Psalm 135. NIV & MSG|
Singing and Psalm reading are my favourite things at church these days.
Mostly Sundays are really hard. Between being non Khmer, a mother of young kids, a wife of a preacher/musician - there are so many factors that make church a completely different experience to how I used to think of it.
Singing and choral reading of Psalms seem to be the most enjoyable for me as a non native speaker. If the kids let me I can actually participate. Each week we read the next Psalm, so we can even be reading the Psalm though out the week as we know what is coming up.
Mostly I think of The Message as more poetic than translations ('worthless things' vs 'toys and trinkets' Ps 119:37) but in Psalm 135: 6 the NIV seems much more poetic to me.