Psalm 23:6b

Psalm 23:6b

The temple system of the Old Testament fascinates me. It was believed that God resided in the temple. It was holy and revered. Only the high priest was allowed to enter its inner room, and only after a thorough cleansing ritual. But, then came Jesus. But the angel...
Psalm 23:5d

Psalm 23:5d

I treasure my first thirty minutes of the day. I’m the only one awake in the house, the coffee pre programmed to be hot and ready when I wake. I fill a favorite mug, one that fits just right in my hand, and I curl up on “my” spot on the couch. A good...
Psalm 24:5a

Psalm 24:5a

My mom had the gift of hospitality. She loved to host our entire family, especially during holidays. I remember her setting the table a couple of days in advance of a large gathering. Mom would carefully set out the fine china, place the flatware just so, and case the...
Psalm 23:4b

Psalm 23:4b

Let’s just be honest. There is plenty to fear right now. And, I admit, I have struggled at times this week. The bad news isn’t just on the news anymore. It’s encroaching and getting personal. People I know are losing their jobs, they’re...
Psalm 23:2-3

Psalm 23:2-3

I can relate to David. There is nothing quite like being near a body of water to refresh my soul. Toes in the sand, eyes on the sea, lungs full of salt air, and I am restored. Once again, we are gifted with beautiful imagery. “He leads me beside quiet...
Psalm 23:1-2

Psalm 23:1-2

“I lack nothing.” Hummm…well, I am willing to bet that the majority of us would have claimed that to be a true statement for ourselves just a few weeks ago. But, today? Today may be a different story. Today, we may hear: “I lack the skills (and...