First Glance: Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. (Ps 23) Before meeting my wife, I knew nothing about farming. I’d never ridden or driven a tractor, picked stones, baled hay, or ‘done chores.’ I didn’t feel deprived, by any means, but once I experienced some of…

First Glance – Psalm 16

The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;     you hold my lot. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;     I have a goodly heritage.  (Psalm 16:5-6) Stephen and I recently came back from a trip to the land of Israel. There we learned about naḥala — your piece of land that God entrusts to you.…