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Psalm 23, revised

January 3, 2010

(Moff and Tim led us in a nice Lectio Divina at church today, and this was my response)

The Lord is my shepherd,
I shall not want

stacks of drywall
coils of wire
buckets of paint
still waiting on the store shelf

spreadsheets, work flows, sequences
receipts, calendars, budgets
tax records, mortgage payments
bank accounts

The Lord is my Shepherd,
I have plenty of want

and then one day The Lord showed up
wearing a toolbelt
he brought us each a cup of coffee
(decaf, drip, venti)
and a big bag of sour gummies

The Lord winked at me
smirked
put in his earbuds
spun some Avett
and got right to work

I did the same
and we doubled our productivity
The Lord and I
and the joy of hope yet fulfilled


The Lord is my Shepherd,
I shall not want

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2 Responses to “Psalm 23, revised”

  1. Among the many things we acquire in our lives, a new home is quite different. I share your feeling of spiritual fulfillment that it can bring. Building it yourself makes it all the more special. I have also felt like God has partnered with me to create a dwelling for my family, my friends and myself. Unlike other material possessions that can weigh us down, I have never felt hesitant to pray for God's favor upon my home. It truly is a blessing that we can use to bless others. Enjoy the ride.

  2. meeshemama says:

    Do you think The Lord could do housing counseling? I could use someone else to come in, bring a coffee and pick up a file.

    Or maybe childcare while I go see a movie?

    Hope your holidays were restful and fun!

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