The Lord is My Shepherd All Through the Bible

I lead a retreat called “A Walk with Good Shepherd.” I developed this in 2004 and have used it many times since then, most recently with a group at the Prince of Peace Abbey. You can use this handout to guide you in a time of Scripture meditation and prayer for a personal retreat or…

Transforming the Soul

We who are part of the ministry of Soul Shepherding love the soul! Our focus is to minster to the souls of pastors, leaders, and other servants of the Lord. So it’s very important to us to understand our souls and yours so that we can nurture them under God. “Transforming the Soul” is an updated version of…

Rejoice in the Lord!

“Rejoice in the Lord!” “Rejoice in the Lord!” Again and again praises, prayers, prophecies, and principles in the Bible invite us to “Rejoice in the Lord!” Twelve times the exact phrase, “Rejoice in the Lord!” is used (Psalm 32:11, 35:9, 64:10, 97:12, 104:34; Isaiah 29:10, 41:16; Joel 2:23; Habakkuk 3:18; Zechariah 10:7; Philippians 3:1, 4:4).…

O Lord, Pour Down your Rain

“You gave abundant showers, O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance” (Psalm 68:9). I love the rain. During rainstorms when I was a boy, my dad and I would sit in chairs with the garage door open to watch and listen to the rain fall. Storms show us God’s power. Rain reminds us of his…

One Thing for the New Year

Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution?  Have you given up on doing that?  Perhaps in past years you’ve been through the cycle of optimism, trying hard, faltering, getting discouraged, and giving up. Indeed, most people who make a New Year’s Resolution have given up on their project by mid February.  Many people discard…