Time for Joy: Responding with Compassion (Psalm 23)

“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil, for you are with me.” -Psalm 23:4 So much pain in our lives comes from trying to control things that we have no control over. Ultimately we can only control our own behaviors. While we can’t choose what happens to us or evenContinue reading “Time for Joy: Responding with Compassion (Psalm 23)”

Joy for Rest: Surrender (Psalm 23)

Psalm 23: Practice of Joy “The Lord is my shepherd…he leads me beside still waters.” -Psalm 23:1-2 “Rest ruins our reputation for being superhuman,” writes Saundra Dalton-Smith in her book Sacred Rest.  Perhaps that’s not the first thing that comes to mind in reading Psalm 23. For many, this is heart psalm; a familiar passageContinue reading “Joy for Rest: Surrender (Psalm 23)”