Tag Archives: Psalm 23

The Tracks We Leave

He knocked on my back door with authority. He was was wearing a backwards baseball cap,  a T-shirt, and khaki cargo shorts.”My name’s Daniel. Are you expecting a delivery from Meijer?” he asked. I nodded.  “Can you bring the bags … Continue reading

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“Bright Flows the River of God”

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives” (Annie Dillard) My husband and I have been in a peculiar time of helplessness for a few weeks.  He has a new diagnosis of too much protein … Continue reading

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New Psalm 23 Blessing

 One of the benefits of growing older is that our understanding of scripture passages can deepen. Psalm 23 has always been one of my favorite passages.  I have written often about its meaning to me on this blog. But a … Continue reading

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Psalm 23 for People with Cancer

PSALM 23 (KJV)* The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Please be my shepherd! I know if I follow you patiently, I will have everything I need.  He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God – “God Will Never Say Good-bye” (Psalm 23: 4)

In Eat this Book, Eugene Peterson teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it and put it to use in practical ways. Our Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. In this well-loved passage we are … Continue reading

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“He Restores My Soul”

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures:  he leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul; he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake” Psalm 23: … Continue reading

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Catching My Breath

“God, my shepherd. I don’t need a thing. You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from. True to your word, you let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction.” (Psalm 23: 1-2 in The … Continue reading

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Being “Shadow-Defeaters”

In a recent letter in Compassion magazine, President and CEO, Santiago “Jimmy Mellado points out that Psalm 23 begins with the “paths of righteousness” — a sunny, warm and inviting atmosphere. Then David takes a sharp left turn as he … Continue reading

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