Reflections of Psalm 23, Day 9

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies: What do you picture when you read this verse? Growing up, I always pictured a banquet table, set for a feast, and I couldn’t figure out why anyone would celebrate in a room with one’s enemies… The shepherd takes his sheep to highlands […]

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A Reflection of Psalm 23, Day 4

He Leads Me Beside Still Waters When I read through W. Phillip Keller’s explanation of watering sheep in “A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23“, my mind kept wandering to the woman at the well in John 4. Jesus seemed to go out of the way for a “divine appointment” with this Samaritan woman. When she […]

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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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Have You Seen My Child? Lost and Found

I was preparing to head out the door. It was time to meet the co-op truck across town. They only come once a month and my order was pre-paid. I looked around the children in the living room. “Where’s Melody?” I asked my daughter Ella. At 15, Ella is often the one to swing our […]

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