No More Tears

Often when I read the 23rd Psalm I think of God being with me in the valley. My mind conjures up a scene of Him walking beside me. Though He is always with us the story the psalmist is telling is that He is our shepherd. A shepherd always goes before the sheep. Our Shepherd…

Passing Through the Notch

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff— they comfort me Psalm 23:4 NRSV Coming home from work I used to drive through a notch in the hills called Sugar Hollow. The interesting thing about the place was that in late afternoon…

Walking in Light

Are you puzzling through making hard decisions today. Does it seem like everyone else knows what to do except you? Slow down and relax. Jesus told us that everything in life boils down to just two things…loving God and loving our neighbor. I have discovered that when I put aside all my trying to figure…

Still Waters!

Does your life feel sometimes more like a roaring waterfall than a quiet stream? Then remember that it is through the cascading circumstances of waterfalls and whitewater rapids that rivers remain clean. Impurities are removed and fresh life giving oxygen added. There at the base of the waterfall the water rests. There is the purest…

Valley of the Shadow – Part 2

…I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies  Psalm 23:4-5 In David’s Psalm I often picture a meadow of the greenest grass in the very heart of the dark valley. There, while the enemies of the…