After God’s Heart

Do you ever read your bible and wonder what was God was thinking? Sometimes I do. While I’ve been camping out in 1 Samuel with my kids, we read in chapter 15 about how God told King Saul to go against the Amalekites. They are recorded as being some of the descendants of Esau and […]

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Reflections of Psalm 23; Day 12

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. We have learned so much about the habits of sheep: how they need to be kept safe and free of fear, well fed, free of parasites and annoyances, and other disturbances like rivalry within the flock. Otherwise, they cannot even lie down to rest. […]

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Merry Christmas; Reflections of Psalm 23, Day 11

Surely goodness and love will follow me    all the days of my life, This section of Psalm 23 is so fitting for this Christmas season. As Keller begins to wrap up his book, “A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23,” he reflects back on the goodness and mercy we have seen the shepherd show his flock. As long […]

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Reflections of Proverbs 23, Day 10

You anoint my head with oil. In “A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23,” W. Phillip Keller shares that in the summer highlands, the warm weather brings out all types of insects that bother sheep. Different types of flies will go right up their noses to lay their eggs. If you’ve ever had a gnat fly […]

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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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