Dwell: By Still Waters

“He leads me beside quiet waters.” Psalm 23:2b Sitting on the riverbank, I perched at the water’s edge on a tree root protruding from the ground like a small bench. It had taken half an hour, easily, for me to finally sit still once I’d reached the river. Fluttering butterflies had beckoned my attention. Turtles andContinue reading “Dwell: By Still Waters”

Dwell: In Green Pastures

“He makes me lie down in green pastures”Psalm 23:2a, NIV Can you think back to a moment in your childhood when your parent’s presence calmed you? Like after a bad dream, and you sneak to their bedroom. Just lying on the floor next to my parents’ bed made me feel better because they were closeContinue reading “Dwell: In Green Pastures”

Dwell: Without Lack

A great majority of Christians on the planet today have grown up hearing verse one of Psalm 23 this way: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.(Psalm 23:1, KJV) Pausing to reread those nine words, try to take in what is meant by, “I shall not want.” If you read it as IContinue reading “Dwell: Without Lack”

Dwell: With the Shepherd

“The Lord is my shepherd.”Psalm 23:1a For twenty years we lived on nearly an acre of red dirt land in Oklahoma. No fences. No outdoor animals. Just three boys who came and went through our back door. No one in our neighborhood had horses, cows, or sheep. So I have no working knowledge of whatContinue reading “Dwell: With the Shepherd”

Dwell: Psalm 23

When God handed me ‘dwell’ as my word for 2022, I anticipated learning what it means to dwell in God. I looked forward to digging into Scriptures, like Psalm 91, for great enlightenment and for inner transformation. And, I’ve not been disappointed. In the early days of January, I spent hours scouring the Bible toContinue reading “Dwell: Psalm 23”

Playing Psalms: Games and Goodness — Follow the Leader

While I may not have been a big fan of games like “Red Rover” in my growing up years, there was one game I loved: “Follow the Leader.” Being at the head of a line of friends who trailed behind me required no physical strength, no particular stratagem, nor any specific skill — except maybeContinue reading “Playing Psalms: Games and Goodness — Follow the Leader”