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Former Bad Girl, grateful for the grace God offers. Happy wife of Bill, one of the Good Guys. Proud mom of two grown-up kids with tender hearts. Lame housekeeper. Marginal cook. Pitiful gardener. Stuff I love? Encouraging my sisters in Christ—across the page, from the platform, online, in person. Unpacking...

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  1. Liz,
    Yes, the more I learn about sheep, I realize I am exactly like them…stubborn, strong-willed, and just plain stupid at times….okay, a lot of the time. The older I get, the more I KNOW that I am in desperate need of a shepherd. A shepherd who stands watch by day and by night and will lead me to green pastures and living water if I will just let Him. My life, my all is dependent and reliant upon Him. So thankful that when I’ve gone astray, He has lovingly pursued me and brought me back into the flock and will do that for any one of us who loses their way. Beautiful analogy, Liz. What a great reminder of what a wonderful shepherd we have and need.
    Bev
    Bev

  2. I’ve acted like a sheep more times than I’ll admit to. 😉 I’ve definitely been caught up in doing what I was just certain was the best thing for me . . . only to find out that I was way off-base. I’m truly thankful for my patient Shepherd Who guides me back where I need to be. Who helps me in the everyday decisions in life. I’m so thankful for His tender care of me, even when I’m willful and stubborn.

    I loved your post today.

  3. Love this! I don’t want to be a sheep, but I am. I have always loved the stories of how tender the shepherd is with the sheep…like our Father is with us. Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. I’ve been thinking lately about Jesus as the Good Shepherd. Going back to John 10 and settling there has brought me comfort. Also thinking about Psalm 23, which is beautiful. Thank you for reminding me again of what I need to hear daily. I am like a sheep in so many ways and I NEED my Savior, the Shepherd of my heart.
    Also, did you write the children’s book, The Parable of the Lily? My son has been grabbing that one a lot lately and I just recognized the name. Thought I’d ask.

  5. Psalm 100:3 says “We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.” I am so glad Jesus is my Shepherd. I think I appreciate this truth even more since you spelled out how much we have in common with sheep. I deeply love the words of Psalm 23:1 “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” Those are powerful, peaceful and strength giving words.

  6. Hey. Aren’t you the author of Baaaaaa-d Girls of the Bible? 😉

    Ba-dum-bump. Sorry. Couldn’t resist a little sheep humor.

    I love this post, Liz. Ewe rock.

  7. I laughed all the way through this Liz. I so love your humorous wit! But with each verse that pointed right at me – I put on my sad face. But you didn’t leave me there – you gave me hope with all the promises from our Shepherd. I just loved this. And I loved all the photos of the cute, I mean, stupid, sheep. 🙂
    Blessings to you Liz!

  8. Liz,
    Loved the pictures! I must remind myself almost daily that He Will Supply ALL my NEEDS–not necessarily my wants. I have plenty to be thankful for. Grateful for the great shepherd who searches for us and woos us back to Him when we stupidly go astray. To often in my past, when I was young and “stupid” I would do my own thing. Oh go to church on Sunday and pretend, but during the week I did my thing. Now that I find myself in an off-base situation I need Him to remove me and place me back where He wants me!
    Blessings as always!