Category Archives: Following Jesus

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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Jesus Is…Relationship–Love Your Enemies

Wow! These are hard words. Read them again, one phrase at a time. Jesus says these words as part of the “Sermon on the Plain” found in Luke 6:27-38. Last week we learned that Jesus is teaching on a level … Continue reading

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Jesus Is…Compassion

Have you ever noticed that the words compass and compassion come from the same root? Using a compass you find the distance or relationship between two points. Literally “step together” from the French and Latin roots. Compassion is about the … Continue reading

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Jesus Is…Caling

Have you ever felt called to do something that seemed crazy or impractical? To try a new job or activity? To sit by someone who is alone and start a conversation? To volunteer? To take a position for less money? … Continue reading

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Jesus Is…Shaking Things Up

Much of the time when we think of Jesus, we think of a kind, loving teacher and healer. Someone ready to help us. Someone who is with us. Someone who is nice and wants us to be nice to others. … Continue reading

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Water into Wine

During this Epiphany season we are discovering “Who is Jesus?” The Gospel of John is helping us uncover who Jesus is—not only to the world, but also to us. This week we will hear about Jesus’ miracle found in John … Continue reading

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Us and Them

Our brains are wired to automatically sort information. This feature helps us remember and understand the world around us. Oh we are so good at this! We divide the people around us into groups: Vikings versus Packers. PEM versus Lourdes. … Continue reading

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I Choose You

Sunday ten students will confirm their faith at Good Shepherd. They will stand in front of the congregation to say “Yes, I believe. Yes, I promise.” They are affirming the promises made for them at baptism by parents and sponsors. … Continue reading

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The Ride of our Lives

Look at the expression on the child’s face! Have you ever felt that way? Hair standing on end? Scared to death? Wondering if this is REALLY what God wants for you? Notice the Holy Spirit holding on tight right next … Continue reading

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Holy Week Question

I just love our wonderful, wiggly, wondering and wise Confirmation students! Their honesty and questions give new faith insights as they cut right to the heart of the matter. Just in time for Holy week, let’s wonder along with one … Continue reading

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