A Reflection of Psalm 23, Day 3

He Makes Me Lie Down in Green Pastures My children’s Bible had a picture of a shepherd reclining against a tree and his sheep laying in lush grass all around. It is what I think of when I recite Psalm 23. I think I developed this idea that sheep lay around a lot, but according […]

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A Reflection of Psalm 23, Day Two

I Shall Not Want While we understand that God is the provider of all things, it is easy to think of “want” in terms of material needs; yet, the David who penned this Psalm spent many years running for his life. Many times he lacked comfort and provision that we consider needs.  Jesus himself said, […]

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A Reflection of Psalm 23, Day One

The Lord is My Shepherd Happy Thanksgiving! Fall is my favorite season. The colors and the crops, the cool temps and shorter days, and our family birthdays are all reminders of God’s provision.  After a summer of long hours investing in lives at camp, tending the gardens, and caring for animals, fall is a culmination […]

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Are You Apostolic?

Rend Collective is a Christian band who sings a song called “Build Your Kingdom Here.” The chorus says this: Build Your kingdom hereLet the darkness fearShow Your mighty handHeal our streets and landSet Your church on fireWin this nation backChange the atmosphereBuild Your kingdom hereWe pray (change the atmosphere) What do you think of when […]

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Teaching Children the Gospel

I was loading whites into the washing machine when four-year old Charis came up behind me. She watched for half a minute, and then she said, “Mommy, you taught us to love God?” I don’t know where the question came from. Her question gripped me because I had just read a post from a mom […]

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