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Jesus Calms Your Storms

Posted September 23, 2020
As if dealing with COVID 19 wasn’t enough, people out west have had to deal to enormous forest fires and folks in the gulf coast have had to deal with eight hurricanes so far this season! Hurricanes caused hundreds of deaths and billions of dollars in damages! It has been a terrible hurricane season!In Mark 4:35-41 we see Jesus with His disciples in a boat caught up in a storm. The disciples have been around …
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Shepherd's Path & Community Garden

Posted September 16, 2020
This weekend Good Shepherd dedicated our “Shepherd’s Path and Community Garden!” This effort was led by John Tighe as his Eagle Scout project. Thank you to the many people who volunteered to support this endeavor.  Our Shepherd’s Path and Community Garden is the culmination of hundreds of hours of volunteer service that germinated from the seed of a single idea, “How can Good Shepherd be better connected to our Elgin neighbors?”The genesis for our Shepherd’s …
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Living in Hope

Posted September 9, 2020
We certainly live in challenging times don’t we? We all have health concerns associated with the pandemic. We have concerns with our family and how our children may contend with on-line school. There is civil unrest in our nation. Where can we go for solace, for peace? Where can we go for hope? Early Christians faced severe trials and persecution. In spite of these conditions, they remained faithful as they placed their hope in Jesus! St. …
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A Day of Rest!

Posted September 3, 2020
What are you doing this Labor Day weekend?  We all need a break, right? 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! A chance to cook-out and hang-out (observing safe distancing of …
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Living in the Light of Christ!

Posted August 27, 2020
Please complete this verse, "In the beginning ..." Even a child in Sunday School knows how the verse continues, "...God created the heavens and the earth!" (Gen.1:1)   And what was the first thing that God created?  Light!  "And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light!  God saw that the light was good and separated the light from the darkness." (Gen 1:3-4)   Before God created light there was NOTHING!  Nothing but …
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Back to School!

Posted August 20, 2020
It’s that time of year again!  Kids are heading back to school to take another step in a life of learning.  But this year it is QUITE a bit different!  Most kids are NOT heading out on a bus to school. This year kids are turning on their laptop and signing on to their virtual classroom! This school year is a whole new season of adventure! Nonetheless, a new school year represents a new season …
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Where are you on your faith journey?It’s been a pretty tough road lately! COVID-19, civil unrest and economic hardships have all come together to make our lives pretty rough! Sometimes we may even doubt our faith in God!  Where is God in all of this? 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 …
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Defeating Your Giants!

Posted July 15, 2020
When David faced Goliath do you think that he had any fear?  We all have fears. COVID-19, civil unrest, economic concerns to name a few. Some of our fears are reasonable and we need to deal with them in a healthy way.  Some of our fears are irrational and can keep us from living healthy productive lives.  What are you afraid of?  The present? Your past? Your future?  Sometimes as Christians, we actually live as …
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You've Been Hacked!

Posted July 9, 2020
  Identity theft is a big deal these days.  If you have an email address, Facebook account or do any on-line business, you run the risk of someone hacking into your account and taking over your identity!  Actually, you don't even need to be online for cyber thieves to steal your information from banks or stores that you do business with.  Last year Target announced that due to a breach in their cyber security, over …
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Rejoice in the Lord!

Posted June 25, 2020
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Did you already know this verse? It’s one of my favorites! I even catch myself singing the verse as a song! It’s easy to praise the Lord for all the blessings that we receive isn’t it?
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