The Lord Is Our Shepherd

This is what is called a “found poem,” which means that every line of the poem was found in some other writing. In this case, all of  the lines of this poem are found in the Bible, from the Old Testament prophets, the words of Jesus, and all the way through Revelation. The lines ofContinue reading “The Lord Is Our Shepherd”

The One Percent Solution

“If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others in the wilderness and go to search for the one that is lost until he finds it?  And when he has found it, he will joyfully carry it home on his shoulders.”Continue reading “The One Percent Solution”

Getting to Know Your “Sheepiness”

I am the good shepherd. I know my sheep, and they know me.  –John 10:14 The shepherds of Israel have a custom of marking their sheep to make them distinct from each other.  Each bears a unique notch or brand that makes them distinguishable from their companions.  It is not done for aesthetics, but recognition.  Christ givesContinue reading “Getting to Know Your “Sheepiness””

Sheep Who Stray Away

“It is well to be the sheep of God’s pasture, even if we have been wandering sheep. The straying sheep has an owner, and however far it may stray from the fold, it ceases not to belong to that owner.   I believe that God will yet bring back into the fold every one ofContinue reading “Sheep Who Stray Away”

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