My husband Greg and I have lived in Willowridge with our two teenage sons, Ian and Aiden, for about seven years. We also have a Golden Retriever, Siberian Husky, Australian Shepard, and two cats. You can’t come to our house without being thrown into the excitement and chaos! Since attending Lighthouse, Greg joined the worship band and plays bass, guitar, and keys. We are in a Lifegroup led by the worship leader, Jeff, and his wife, Tracy. I had my own successful photography business after graduating SMU and then became an RN later in life. Now I stay at home with our two special needs sons and am waiting on the Lord to show me what is next. We started the special needs ministry Treasures about a year ago and am curious what God wants to do there.
Psalm 23 was the first Bible passage I ever memorized. Back then, as an early Christian in my early twenties, I was comforted by the verses. They brought me peace. I am a visual person and I need metaphors and pictures in order to understand things. This psalm is the perfect allegory of a shepherd and his flock. Jesus leads us in perfect peace. All we have to do is surrender. In this world of busy schedules and long lists of things to do, Psalm 23 reminds me to slow down. The Lord will provide us with everything we need and protect us from danger. He is the good, best shepherd.
Father, when I get distracted and tangled up in things that will eventually harm me, gently lead me back to quieter places. Thank you for protecting me and keeping me in perfect peace. Thank you for all the blessings; they are too numerous to count. I confess that I often fall into anxiety and fear more than I would like to admit. Remind me that your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life. Surround me with your grace so that I learn to depend on you and release me from the burden of carrying this load on my own.
Published on Monday, August 12, 2019 @ 6:56 AM CDT