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Growing in Grace

Posted October 3, 2019
Where are you on your faith journey?  If you are a “good” Christian, you know that you have been “saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves it is a gift of God so that no man may boast!” (Ephesians 2:8-9) If you are a “good” Lutheran you may have to ask yourself, “What does this mean?”Well, if you are like me, sometimes you may struggle with your faith.  Even as you have received Jesus as your …
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Jesus Calms Your Storms

Posted September 19, 2019
Recently hurricane Dorian came ripping through the Caribbean.  At one time Dorian was a category 5 storm with winds over 150 miles per hour! Some experts estimate that the hurricane caused over 3 billion dollars’ worth of damage. Over 50 people lost their life. Thousands lost their homes. It was a terrible storm.In Mark 4:35-41 we see Jesus with His disciples in a boat caught up in a storm. The disciples have been around Jesus for some time now, but when …
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Does Life Have a Purpose?

Posted September 12, 2019
Have you ever asked the questions, “Why are we here on earth?” or “What is the meaning of life?” Sure! We all have at one time or another! What is the purpose of life?  Some people may say, “To do good” or “To love one another.”  Still others may say that life has no purpose or that everything in life is simply random.  There have been many times when I have struggled with trying to …
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Are you walking with Jesus?

Posted September 5, 2019
Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”  (Matt 16:24)  Are you really following Jesus? Our mission at Good Shepherd is to “Love People to Jesus!”  That’s WHAT we are called to do! But just exactly HOW do we do that?  That's a good question, so here is a brief answer. To “Love People to Jesus “at Good Shepherd we are going to “Love Jesus, Love God’s Word and Love People!”  So …
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Labor Day Weekend

Posted August 29, 2019
What are you doing this Labor Day weekend?  Labor Day officially became a holiday in the US 1894 and was designed to “pay tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers!”  “Unofficially”, Labor Day marks the end of summer! For most of us Labor Day is that last chance to “squeeze” the last bit of fun out of summer! For many Americans Labor Day is a day off from work! A chance to cook-out …
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Back to School!

Posted August 22, 2019
It’s that time of year again.  Kids are heading back to school to take another step in a life of learning.  New school clothes and school supplies.  New teachers and new friends. A new season of adventure that will create new memories!  This is a season of fresh starts and new beginnings. (repent/forgive).Often times the beginning of a new school year includes a review of the topic to be studied. This review gives a firm …
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Where are you on your faith journey?

Posted August 15, 2019
Where are you on your faith journey?  If you are a “good” Christian, you know that you have been “saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves it is a gift of God so that no man may boast!” (Ephesians 2:8-9)  If you are a “good” Lutheran you may have to ask yourself, “What does this mean?”Well, if you are like me, sometimes you may struggle with your faith.  Even as you …
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LCMS National Convention

Posted August 1, 2019
Last week, I was at the National Convention of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in Tampa, Florida.  The Theme for the convention was “Joy:Fully Lutheran!”  This comes form 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, “Rejoice always! Pray without ceasing! Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you!”  It was a VERY BUSY WEEK!  Every day was crammed full of convention business from 8:00 AM- 6:00 PM. The work of the convention included the election of officers …
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Green Eggs & Ham

Posted July 18, 2019
Years ago as a young dad, I would spend hours and hours reading stories to my kids. Kids love to hear the same stories, over and over again.  We wore books out reading them so many times!  Dr. Seuss was always a favorite.  We all remember "Green Eggs and Ham”, right? “My name is Sam, Sam I am……”  We know the story. Sam likes green eggs and ham, but the other character DOES NOT LIKE …
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80 Years of Blessings

Posted June 27, 2019
God’s Blessings to you as we celebrate another year of God’s Grace!  This summer Good Shepherd celebrates 80 years of blessings from God as He continues to shower us with the love of Jesus Christ!  I am reminded of Peter’s words of encouragement when he writes, “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen!”  (2 Peter 3:18)We have …
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