Author Archives: Carole

A Lesson from the Redwoods

This summer we went Sequoia National Park in California. It was amazing to see these giant redwoods which are so old and so enormous that it is hard to even imagine! These trees are over 2000 years old. Redwoods have … Continue reading

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Finding Abundance of Faith and Gratitude The youth of Good Shepherd came home from our Chicago trip with a really big question: Why do so many hard things happen to some people? We met young men whose parents had died, … Continue reading

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Finding Abundance part 2

The youth of Good Shepherd found abundance as they served in Chicago. Last week I told about the abundance of love and grace we found working with the children at R-City. This week I’d like to share some thoughts about … 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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Choose Life

I love first day of school photos. Those “first day” photos are filled with excitement, hope, and questions. As we look at those photos on social media, we pray for the students and all the new school year will bring. … Continue reading

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Listening for God

Yesterday while serving with a group of youth, we talked about listening for God. Some heard God in music. Others at night and bedtime. Another said in church. As we spent the day serving at Whitewater State Park I reflected … 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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We Remember

Memorial weekend is a time to remember, honor and give thanks for those who gave their life in service to our country. I invite you to pray this beautiful prayer written by Austin Fleming Hear Our Prayer This Day In … 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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Do You Love Me?

Most of us do NOT like speaking in public. Most of us do NOT feel comfortable talking about our faith—especially to a large group of people. Yet this is exactly what these nine amazing young people did at Good Shepherd … Continue reading

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