Living Psalm 23

1-3 God, my shepherd!     I don’t need a thing.You have bedded me down in lush meadows,    you find me quiet pools to drink from.True to your word,    you let me catch my breath    and send me in the right direction. 4 Even when the way goes through    Death Valley,I’m not afraid    when you walk at my side.Your trusty shepherd’s crook    makes me feelContinue reading “Living Psalm 23”

Crippled in Both Feet–Disabilites

  “David asked, “Is there no one still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show God’s kindness?” Ziba answered the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan; he is crippled in both feet.”‘   2 Samuel 9:3, NIV  This crippled man was named Mephibosheth.  He was injured by the actions of aContinue reading “Crippled in Both Feet–Disabilites”

Poetry of the Broken

Last Saturday I purchased a wonderful find at Powell’s Books (Portland, Oregon’s own homegrown new and used bookstore) – a used book called “Invisible Light: Poems about God” – for only $4.50. And it is in excellent condition. It is a collection of poems by various poets, some well known and some not so well known,Continue reading “Poetry of the Broken”

Dances With Bruises

“It seems like bruises are part of life’s gift package to us.” Dancers are some of the most talented people I know. Their gracefulness can be seen both on and off the stage. A dancer’s training is far from easy. By choosing to become dancers they have made a decision to absorb pain. Their toesContinue reading “Dances With Bruises”