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The Shepherd’s Song – Psalm 23

In times like these… we all need a Shepherd These are challenging days across Native North America and throughout the world. For many First Nations and Native American communities, the prospect of contracting Covid-19 is frightening. Underlying health conditions put many Native people at greater risk with this deadly coronavirus. Tribal leaders are working hard to protect their communities and we’re grateful. The uncertainty of life is very apparent in times like these… and so is the shadow of death. So where do we turn… where do we find hope when things are so difficult? Soapy Dollar, Mescalero Apache and host of The Storyteller radio program points us to where he has found it, and where you can too.  Listen as he shares his own personal story, what he learned about sheep in his youth, and what we all can learn from Psalm 23… an ancient song written by a good shepherd. Transcript Show Notes: Many people are very much afraid these days of really different things. But in particular we’re looking at the threat to our health and to our very lives, but if the Lord is your Shepherd. He brings assurance. He brings peace. He brings confidence that you know that you belong to Him and that He is going to walk with you through whatever danger we might face. Psalm 23. The Lord is my shepherd. I shall lack nothing. He makes me lie down in Green Pastures. He leads me beside Still Waters. He restores my soul. He guides me in the paths of righteousness for his namesake, even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death. I will fear no evil for You are with me. Your rod and your staff they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the…

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“Hate, that’s all we knew.” But then he found Love. The Story of Jim Rickteroff (Athabaskan)

Jim grew up being hated, abused, and very angry… and so it wasn’t long before he was bent on getting revenge. He trained in martial arts, preparing for the day when he would meet his abusers again. He was hot on the trail of one of them in Anchorage… but when Jim would go in the front door, the man would slip out the back.  Then something incredible happened which brought him face to face with this man. If you’ve ever been abused, struggled with forgiveness, or know someone who has, this is a story you won’t want to miss.  Have a listen, and then pass along the blessing to someone who needs to hear this.

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