Category Archives: Bearing Fruit

How Will You Use Your Talents?

I love Confirmation retreats! They are a holy time for youth and adults to build relationships and wonder about God in the midst of life. This year our big adventure was NOT making it to Good Earth Village because of … Continue reading

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Here I Stand

What do you stand for? Is there anything that makes you passionate enough to step out of your comfort zone to act, even if it might get you in trouble? While you think about your own passions, let me tell … Continue reading

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More Is Better

    More is better. More money. More food. More power. More possessions. More land. Why limit yourself when you can have more? There is no question we live in a time and place where more is considered better. Over … Continue reading

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Moments of Kindness

“What if we took a moment to remember how good people can be to each other? And how the world works a little better when we reach out our arms in the direction of others?” Today I share this Facebook … Continue reading

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Fruit Salad

Yum! There is nothing like a wonderful fruit salad! What is your favorite fruit? Do you know how it grows? On our trip to Hawaii we learned about growing pineapples. It takes 18 months for the first fruit to mature … Continue reading

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Life-giving Bread

What a wonderful week at Good Shepherd. We had the opportunity to give thanks to God for the daily bread we receive by sharing life-giving bread with others.           Breakfast bags for families staying at the … Continue reading

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Stay Connected

Ask any teen about staying connected and they will whip out their cell phone.  With that small devise they stay connected minute by minute with their friends and family. They can send photos, texts, email, videos, and even old fashioned … Continue reading

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Problem or Possibility?

Problem or Possibility? More and more people who do not speak English are moving into the community. Is this a problem or does it offer possibility? Due to a health issue, you need to spend significant time at health facilities. … Continue reading

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Luke 13:1-9

Not everything lives up to its potential or purpose. The cell phone stops working. Or a plant doesn’t produce flowers. How do we respond? • let them hang around worthless • throw them away • work on them to fix … Continue reading

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