Life is Like a Box of Cracker Jacks

Remember ripping into a box of Cracker Jacks searching for the prized toy hidden inside?  The caramel coated popcorn and peanuts were delicious, but as a kid the anticipation of finding my very own toy was by far the best part of my Cracker Jack experience.  I’d play with it 5 maybe 10 minutes then…

The Lord is my Shepherd

When, blessings like a river, swarm. “The Lord is my shepherd.”  And thus begins Psalm 23. King David is the author of Psalm 23; however, as much as we Christians would like to believe, David was not the first to pen the idea of God as shepherd. History tells us, this metaphor, of comparing god to shepherd, was common…