The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters;
he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake.
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Maslow's hierarchy of human needs is a psychological theory of human motivation driven by needs that are visualized in a pyramid chart with levels. The higher levels can't really exist well without the solidity of the ones below. The most basic level is physiological: food, water, rest. Then there is safety, belonging, esteem and self-actualization. A crisis drives us to our more basic level and when that is secure we rebuild again. It can feel like a child playing with building blocks, building a structure, having the dog or a sibling walk by and knock it down and starting over again. Today my heart aches for the people of Puerto Rico who are in need of the most basic things -food, water, rest- that even the most basic of shepherds should understand about a flock.
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Lord God, send your shepherding love and power to the people of Puerto Rico. Amen.
Deb Grant, resilient child of God, creative tinker of paper, ink, wood, shiny things, paint and words. The human amusement of a parrot and a dog.
Writer, poet, artist, human, citizen, learner, scruffy, goof.
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