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Let’s Talk About Racism

Children Going Deeper–Anti-Racist Resources for Families: Teens Watch the movie The Hate You Give If you haven’t seen this film about yet, this would be an excellent time to check it out. You can do so for free on … Continue reading

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Finding Abundance in Chicago’s South Side

Last week a group of 6 youth and 2 leaders from Good Shepherd spent the week learning in Chicago. We set out ready to serve, learn, and share with the people we met in the south side of Chicago. As … Continue reading

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On the Loose

Erin and I spent yesterday with a group of ten wild, crazy, passionate, fun, and energetic youth. We turned them loose in the Plainview library to inventory books. We turned them loose in the Dollar Store to purchase items for … Continue reading

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Seasons of Transition

It may not feel like summer, but teachers, students, and especially graduates are counting down until the end of the year. Even those of us who no longer have kids at home have an anticipation for what adventures summer will … Continue reading

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It has been a LONG February with too much snow. And I can’t believe I’m admitting this–too many snow days. During Confirmation classes our students have had troubling listening—to each other and to the leaders. The youth around the dinner … Continue reading

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Jesus Is…

When two different people describe someone, they often emphasize different things. For example when I tell about my sons I may start with their over 6 foot height. I still can’t believe my cute little babies have turned into giant … Continue reading

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Prepare is the word of the week! Decorating trees. Baking cookies. Visiting family. Buying presents. All are ways we prepare for Christmas. At church we are busy preparing too. The tree is up. Advent worship happens every Wed night at … Continue reading

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Light in the Darkness

My heart is heavy as flags fly at half-staff in memory of the Pittsburgh shooting victims. Our hearts grieve at the death of innocent people killed attending worship and responding to the tragedy. My emotions are churning from attending the … Continue reading

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Building Lives in Christ

What kind of foundation does it take to raise a 115 ton crane 150 feet in the air, then lift a load? We found that out this morning as Arber Wise removed a 90 foot cottonwood from our back yard. … Continue reading

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40th Anniversary

Anniversaries are a time to look back and tell stories… As Good Shepherd celebrates its fortieth anniversary this weekend, it is interesting to look at what was happening forty years ago. * Jimmy Carter was president of the United States. … Continue reading

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