You might be wondering why this site is called Flock and Feast.  The real story is that I knew that I wanted to build a blog, but I wasn't sure what to name it.  I found a business name generator and started clicking away.  After a few hundred clicks, "Flock & Feast" came up and I knew immediately it was right.

As I thought about why it was the right name, I was struck by how these two words really encompassed what I was hoping my life and my words here would do.  

Flock (n) 1.  A company or collection of living creatures.  2.  A Christian church or congregation.  (v) To gather in companies or crowds.

My hope is that this is a place that gathers people together.  I really believe in majoring on the majors, so this won't be a place where there is vilifying or belittling those that are different that us.  I am a peace maker and a unifier.  I would also like this to be a place that glorifies God.

Feast (n) 1. A holiday. 2. A festive or joyous meal. (v) 1. To eat sumptuously. 2. To be highly gratified or delighted.

When you spend time reading here I hope that you come away feeling like someone set a special place for you. That you have been filled and you look forward to coming back.  With each post I hope to find a balance of celebration and nourishment that comes from being connected to God and his word.  

A Quick Tour

Let me show you where you can find a few things.  If you are interested in following along with my Study the Bible Project, I am currently in Leviticus.  I am keeping a list of general Bible reference tools and tools specific to Leviticus that are influencing my learning.  I am also logging how I pray through each book I am studying, here are the prayers for Leviticus.  There are also a handful of blog articles about parenting, daily life, and faith.

God, my shepherd! I don’t need a thing. You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from. True to your word, you let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction. Even when the way goes through Death Valley, I’m not afraid when you walk at my side. Your trusty shepherd’s crook makes me feel secure. You serve me a six-course dinner right in front of my enemies. You revive my drooping head; my cup brims with blessing. Your beauty and love chase afer me every day of my life. I’m back home in the house of God for the rest of my life.
— Psalm 23 The Message