Category Archives: Lent

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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Which Voices?

Think about the many messages and voices you hear every week. Which do you listen to? • The 5000 advertisements that the average person is exposed to each day. • Different spins on the news from diverse news sources. • … Continue reading

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Holy Week Question

I just love our wonderful, wiggly, wondering and wise Confirmation students! Their honesty and questions give new faith insights as they cut right to the heart of the matter. Just in time for Holy week, let’s wonder along with one … Continue reading

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This Changes Everything

This changes everything… We all have defining moments that shape our life forever. Over the course of this week, friends have experienced some of these life changing moments–birth, death, job changes, moves, unexpected joy, and unexpected loss. Take a minute … Continue reading

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What is the most foolish thing you’ve ever done? When I was 5 or 6 years old I ran away from home. I do not remember why. But I do remember packing my little toy suitcase, then traveling to my … 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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Church Nerd–Trivia or Not

Some church nerd trivia for today… * What is the last Sunday in Epiphany called? * What Bible story do we hear that last Sunday before Lent begins? * Why do we do that? The church year is made up … Continue reading

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