His Little Sheep (5 Minute Friday- Rest)

 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
 He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.a
 He restores my soul.
Psalm 23:1-3

It was barely dawn as I grabbed my bag and headed out the door yesterday morning. I had an ambitious morning planned despite carrying around this cold for the last few days. I pushed myself to get up and out early because I had a coffee date with a sweet sister in Christ. Most days we are catching interrupted moments for words through cell phones and texts as we race through days of Home -School, sometimes part time work, volunteering and generally momdom moments in daily life. But to see her face, sit in her presence and behold her in my heart…over a hot cup of brew at Starbucks, no less, well that is truly a rare and beautiful gift! Additional gifts God gave along the way – mysterious large snowflakes (manna for the morning, reminders of His grace) falling as I pulled out of my driveway- which stopped shortly after and a glorious orange sunrise (which when I pulled over to photograph found my camera battery dead). I thanked God for these gifts. There we sat in our comfy chairs beside still waters (of the caffeinated persuasion) talking of all He has been doing in our lives, sharing our our struggles…a moment of rest in the blur of the day.
Psalm 23:1-3 
Revised by Dawn
The LORD is my shepherd; 
(I am His little sheep)
I shall not want.
(Because He gives me snowflakes to start my day, and He knows I love snow-
it reminds me of His love and grace- and they did not accumulate so everyone did not get mad at me for loving snow)
(He also paints the sky my favorite color-orange- sometimes because He knows it makes me happy)
 He makes me lie down in green pastures (and sometimes Starbucks)
He leads me beside still waters.(and sometimes they are laden with caffeine)
 He restores my soul ( I find rest in unexpected places- even Walmart- for He is with me) 

*PS about the lamb: As I ran out to the garage to head to Starbucks, a box of my daughters stuffed toys was right near my car door and for some reason I spotted the little lamb and thought of my Good Shepherd, I scooped it without even thinking and threw it in my bag. That little stuffed reminder in my bag gave me a smile for the rest of the day. And a fun picture at Starbucks! 

**Forgive my long post this morning- feeling silly, blissful blessed- and sniffly! 

***Seriously finding rest in friendship this week on every side!
The revised version of Psalm 23 verses and added commentary went beyond 5 minutes but I was having a giggle moment of additional writing bliss. 

Grateful for our Friday Writing time here at Lisa-Jo’s!
Five Minute Friday

Published by enthusiasticallydawn

Dawn Paoletta is the author of Journaling for Discovery and Delight. Her writing is included in several anthologies and her poems have been included in the Wickford Poetry and Art Exhibit and Books. Dawn is currently working on her next book. Inquiries at dawn.paoletta@gmail.com

9 thoughts on “His Little Sheep (5 Minute Friday- Rest)

  1. oh yes … you're meeting at Starbucks, I'm meeting at Panera's and this is where our own cups are refilled! I'm so resonating with this post this morning!and now, for a cup of tea of my own …Linda


  2. You are too funny Dawn! And the little lamb; what a beautiful reminder that He is our shepherd. So glad you had time with your friend. It is good to let down with another and simply share and sip coffee of course.Blessings and love,Debbie


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