Tag Archives: Shepherd

He Lifts Me

God is my Shepherd, my Healer, my Comforter, my Teacher, my Light, my Father, my Elder Brother, my Provider. I have no want for anything beyond Him. He provided a desired haven for me with an arbor of trees around me, lush plants on my deck, and causes me to sit there quietly in repose, […]

Righteous Ears

If immigrants and refugees and poor are not “the least of these,” then who are we to feed and care for, clothe and see to their welfare? If we don’t honor God’s own plea, how well with our souls will it be?   With wealthy people getting more and ethics walking out the door how […]

Baptism, the enemy and my Protector

It’s been nine years since I took the plunge. Literally. Nine years ago today I chose to be baptized. I didn’t have to. I was already imbued with the Holy Spirit. I had walked into the arms of Jesus the summer before. But I chose to make a public declaration. That prior summer, I was […]

Unplugged

Unplugged and unashamedly at peace, I sit in silence waiting for dawn to crest, All worries and distress each breath release.   You are my Shepherd; in Your arms I rest. You lead me to still waters, verdant meadows To lean upon the heart inside Your breast.   This morning I accept the gifts bestowed […]

Hope is I AM

Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I AM.” John 8:58 “I am he,” Jesus said. (Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them.) John 18:5 Often, we Christians celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, but forget about his life. Yes, there are close to three […]

My Shepherd

The Lord is my Shepherd I have all that I need The Good Shepherd The word for shepherd used in this verse is the Hebrew word, ro-eh for tending a flock. The Greek word is poimēn. The grammatical extension of the Hebrew word, as listed in Strong’s Dictionary, is “to associate with as a friend.” […]

The Twenty-Third Psalm

A Psalm of the Shepherd, by the shepherd Probably like you, I have read and recited David’s psalm many times. It is only recently as I asked the Holy Spirit to take me deeper into this beautiful prayer, that I have seen its timeless beauty, felt new life in its words, and understood the expansiveness […]

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

They Will Be Comforted Matthew 5:4 “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me. The Lord has chosen me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort those whose hearts are broken, to tell the captives they are free and prisoners they are released.” Isaiah 61: As Jesus taught […]

A Prayer for Fred Phelps

“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged.” Matthew 7:1 I have only sadness and pity in my heart for Fred Phelps and the church he started. If the name sounds familiar, but you cannot place it, Fred Phelps is the man who beget the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC). The church that makes […]

Heart Condition

This Loving Relationship In the short time I’ve been a Christian, (nearly 7 years) I have kept a prayer journal. It has been my delight to sit with God in the mornings and look through the Bible or a couple of devotionals and pray to my Creator. It has become a natural thing to do, […]