Category Archives: God’s Love

Holy Week: A Love Letter from God

Thank you to Jess who gave me this cross she made. “I love you.” by God is just the message we need to hear as we move into the holiest week of the church year. Holy week begins on Sunday. … Continue reading

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Extravagant Love

The past few weeks some adults from Good Shepherd have shown extravagant love. They have courageously and honestly shared stories about their faith journey with the Confirmation students. A heartfelt thanks goes out to Sarah Niemeyer, Jeff Henry, Nicole Engler, … Continue reading

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Prodigal Prodigal is not a word we use very often. In fact the only time I hear it is when we talk about the Bible story of the Prodigal Son found in Luke 15. You may remember the story Jesus … Continue reading

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Love Letter from God

How are you doing friends? After long winter of deep snow and raging blizzards now we have dense fog, flooding, and water everywhere. Snow days, late starts, and no buses on gravel roads continue to challenge students and teachers as … Continue reading

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Jesus Is…Relationship–Love Your Enemies

Wow! These are hard words. Read them again, one phrase at a time. Jesus says these words as part of the “Sermon on the Plain” found in Luke 6:27-38. Last week we learned that Jesus is teaching on a level … Continue reading

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Greatest Love

How are you celebrating February 14 this year? As Valentine’s Day? Or as Ash Wednesday? For the first time in over 70 years, Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday fall on the same day. This may create a celebration dilemma for … Continue reading

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Unwrap the Gift

My sister in law from Washington DC sends the most beautifully decorated gifts. They are just gorgeous—unlike mine which look like the kids wrapped them. Maybe I should leave them from wrapped and just look at the loveliness. But what … Continue reading

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Alligators, Gorillas, Shootings

“Alligators, gorillas, shootings, presidential election…omg. Nothing is safe for my children!” A friend of mine posted this on Facebook this morning. I immediately wanted to reply with some kind platitudes. But the world is way too complex. Instead I write … Continue reading

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Broken Crayons, Broken Shells, Broken People

At the end of the school year, there is always a pile of broken crayons left behind. Who wants the broken crayons when next fall you can get a brand new box? It is the same way when hunting on … Continue reading

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In a Relationship

Every so often a message will show up in my Facebook page that someone is “In a Relationship”. To the young people involved, it means they care enough about each other to make it “Facebook official” and tell the world. … Continue reading

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