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1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.2     He makes me lie down in green pastures,he leads me beside quiet waters,3     he refreshes my soul.He guides me along the right paths    for his name’s sake.4 Even though I walk    through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil,    for you are with me;your rod and your staff,    they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me    in the presence … Continue reading rest

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17 All the congregation of the people of Israel moved on from the wilderness of Sin by stages, according to the commandment of the Lord, and camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink.2 Therefore, the people quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water to drink.” And Moses said to them, “Why … Continue reading fear


I lift up my eyes to the hills.    From where does my help come?2 My help comes from the Lord,    who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot be moved;    he who keeps you will not slumber.4 Behold, he who keeps Israel    will neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The Lord is your keeper;    the Lord is your shade on your right hand.6 The sun shall not strike you by day,    nor the moon by night. … Continue reading help


32 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,    whose sin is covered.2 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord imputes no iniquity,    and in whose spirit there is no deceit. 3 When I declared not my sin, my body wasted away    through my groaning all day long.4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me;    my strength was dried up[a] as by the … Continue reading lent

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Blow the trumpet in Zion;sound the alarm on my holy mountain!Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble,    for the day of the Lord is coming, it is near,2 a day of darkness and gloom,    a day of clouds and thick darkness!Like blackness there is spread upon the mountains...12 “Yet even now,” says the Lord,    “return to me with all your heart,with fasting, … Continue reading ash wednesday


we've finished our rest of the Sabbathwe've finished a day of workwe enter into another day of normalroutine, familiarity, sameness As you begin another Tuesday, another ordinary day of the week, I pray you remember you are loved. You mean a great deal to the collective world whether you feel it or not. Without your … Continue reading prayer


11 And he said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 And after the earthquake a fire, but … Continue reading quiet


Aspire to live a quiet life, to mind your own affairs and to work with your hands." 1 Thessalonians 4:11 Something about the verse in Thessalonians has pulled me in over the years and made me curious. This idea of a quiet life. What could that mean? It isn't an idea our society promotes. We … Continue reading simple