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What Keeps You Up at Night?

Margaret —  June 22, 2015 — 8 Comments

What Keeps You Up at Night?

I’m thrilled you’re back and joining us as we are Scouting the Divine in this summer online Bible study. This week, we’re spending more time with Lynne, the shepherdess, in order to understand the hundreds of sheep, shepherd, and flock references throughout the Bible.

One of the most inspiring books on shepherding is Philip Keller’s A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23. He observes that when the psalmist pens this praise: “He makes me lie down...” (Psalm 23:2), it speaks to the power of the shepherd in the lives of the sheep.

To lie down is to rest, surrender, relax. To let worries and anxieties go. To stop running, striving, searching, seeking.

To trust that the one who hung the stars, holds you.

But here’s what’s fascinating! According to shepherd Philip Keller, there are four requirements that need to be met before sheep will lie down: Continue Reading...

Sunday Still: God's Word

“God’s voice echoes throughout Scriptures. If I want to know God’s voice, I must spend time reading and studying the Bible. Continue Reading...

Sunday Still: Look Up and LIVEWONDERSTRUCK

"Many of us say we want to experience God, but we don’t look for his majesty. [Tweet this] We travel life’s paths with our heads down, focused on the next step with our careers or families or retirement plans. But we don’t really expect God to show up with divine wonder."  

–Margaret Feinberg, Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God Continue Reading...

Your Perspective: Spiritual Lessons From Pets

I revealed in Hungry for God that I learn spiritual lessons from my dog. But you do it too, right? I recently asked my friends on facebook and twitter if they have learned any spiritual lessons from their pets. Luckily, I learned I'm not alone! Continue Reading...

Your Perspective: Relax! How Do You Do It?

It's impossible to keep moving at a high speed for an entire lifetime. The human body simply isn't simply made for constant work. With the real threat of burnout on most people's radars, we asked you what you do to relax. The variety of replies is inspiring! Continue Reading...