Of Sheep and Shepherds

  There is something special about sheep, something both ancient and pastoral! Perhaps it is because Scripture presents beautiful word pictures of how God shepherds his people. Trusting and obeying the Shepherd’s voice lead to “green pastures” and “still waters”, to fulfillment and security. However, the Psalmist sounds a cautionary note about inattentive, straying sheep because they haveContinue reading “Of Sheep and Shepherds”

A Driven Leaf?

Helen Hunt Jackson’s  October’s Bright Blue Weather opines the beauty of October skies: “O suns and skies and clouds of June and flowers of June together,  Ye cannot rival for one hour October’s bright blue weather.”                                                                     My grammar school teacher used this and other poetry to teach us penmanship and literature at the same time. Continue reading “A Driven Leaf?”

A Good Harvest

Years ago, and many centuries apart, King Solomon (900’s BC) and the Byrd’s ( a 1960’s band) proclaimed the truth that “For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1) They were poetically repeating what God had promised Noah in the most ancient of times, “While the earth remains,Continue reading “A Good Harvest”