It seems that most of us aren't terribly good when it comes to change. We avoid it..well, as much as possible. I am practicing flexibility & willingness to learn. It wasn't long ago that I was adamant that I didn't need to run with technology. I had every reason imaginable up my sleeve as to why it just wasn't necessary...silly me! Quite a few of us can be a bit like that about the God stuff. We are quite sure that we have the answers & the right way & we shall not be moved because it's well...tradition; what we know, what we remember, always been done that way. Have you ever tried being childlike in a religious setting?..mmm not so easy. Children love learning. Mostly, they just like to show up, get involved & ask a LOT of questions. I'm not quite sure why Psalm 23 has become so well rehearsed at funeral services...perhaps it's the familiarity that brings us comfort; christian or not. I am feeling that perhaps it really is rather more a psalm for the living. I came across a simplified version a few weeks ago & it got me thinking. The pictures were pretty dickie so, (there is a fine line, sometimes, between vintage & naf!)
I imagined something else.
Here is my thoughts...see what you think.
Lord, you are my Shepherd
credit: Barb Pearon
Jessie Wilcox SmithYou restore my soul....You, make me whole.
via picasa albumsYou send me in the right direction..
via beauty in everything& help me find out who I really am.....that blesses Your heart no end.
via beauty in everythingEven walking through hard & scary places I will not be afraid because I know that You are right there beside me..
via we heart itguarding me
we heart it& guiding me no matter what
Susan Brown: artistKnowing that You love me makes me feel secure..
flickrYou make me tea parties even when nasty people mean me harm...
Country Living magazineYou have welcomed me as your guest.
via we heart itso that my life is full of abundance & all sweet things.
via we heart itYour beauty & love chase after me every day of my life.
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How can I not be deeply grateful..
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Forever, I will be with you at Your house... you want me to come & stay...forever!
You are so good to me..thank you! via we heart it
Margaret Tarrant "He prayeth best"
This post was me joining in with others for a Pause in Lent. If you'd like to read some more pop over here to Floss in France.
Every Blessing & much