Self-Service Sheep

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Psalm 23: 1-3 We live in a self-service world. We pump our own gas - unless you live … Continue reading Self-Service Sheep

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Stinking Thinking

"Let the words of my mouth and meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer." Psalm 19:14 I often use the phrase, "stinking thinking," when talking about how I talk to myself. I'm not sure where I first heard it but I love the rhyme and the … Continue reading Stinking Thinking

Sleep Well and Dream. . .

The the earth reeled and rocked; the foundations also of the mountains trembled and quaked, because he was angry. Smoke went up from his nostrils, and devouring fire from his mouth; glowing colas flamed forth from him." Psalm 18:7,8 In the movie, Princess Bride, there is a fight scene between the Dread Pirate Roberts and … Continue reading Sleep Well and Dream. . .

Little Birds, Wings and Apples

"Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings." Psalm 17:8 (ESV) Baby birds are rather homely looking at first. They are featherless and helpless. They depend completely on their parents to protect them and feed them. Without their mother's care, they are defenseless. The mother bird doesn't … Continue reading Little Birds, Wings and Apples

Pick Up Sticks

"The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;     indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance." Psalm 16:6 Do you remember the game Pick Up Sticks?  Several colorful sticks were gathered together in your fist and dropped onto the table The sticks scattered and landed in a heap of tangled plastic. The point of the game … Continue reading Pick Up Sticks

A Black Cat’s Lament

"But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me." Psalm 13:5,6 (ESV) A Black Cat's Lament How long will I live in this shelter?  How long will I be abandoned?  How long will I be left … Continue reading A Black Cat’s Lament

Pure Silver

"The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times." Psalm 12:6  My favorite comic strip of all time is Peanuts. I have fond memories of Charlie, Linus, Lucy and Snoopy on my television screen and on the front of the Sunday Funnies. They are … Continue reading Pure Silver