Author Archives: Carole

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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Easter Questions

Last week I was blessed by questions from some of my young friends. Sara (age 4) looked at me with big sad eyes and asked “Why would anyone want to hurt and kill Jesus?” Later Evan (age 6) looked at … Continue reading

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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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