Category Archives: Love

Greatest Love

How are you celebrating February 14 this year? As Valentine’s Day? Or as Ash Wednesday? For the first time in over 70 years, Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday fall on the same day. This may create a celebration dilemma for … Continue reading

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Wide Eyed Wonder

New preschoolers received their Beginner’s Bibles this week. Oh the joy and delight on their faces! Some dived into the Bible so quickly they did not wait to have their photo taken. After reading a Bible story and eating a … Continue reading

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Indifference

This week Holocaust survivor and peace advocate Elie Wiesel died. After surviving Nazi prison camp Auschwitz, he spent the rest of his life as a voice for remembering the atrocities and promoting the human dignity of all. One of his … 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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It’s Not Complicated

Sunday begins the holiest week of the year. We remember Jesus’ last days. We celebrate Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter. It might be easier to jump from the Palm Sunday parade straight to Easter celebration. But without … Continue reading

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The Overture

Lights dim. People settle into their seats. Everyone holds their breath as the drama begins. But first comes the overture. Overture music hints at what is to come. Themes are introduced which will soon be played out on the stage. … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! Have you eaten any candy hearts? Or helped a child write 30+ Valentines? Or ordered flowers or chocolates for a sweetheart? We usually associate Valentine’s Day with sugary, sentimental romance.  Yet anyone who is a parent or … Continue reading

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God’s Spirit at work

Sunday is Confirmation Day for thirteen special youth at Good Shepherd. God claimed them at Baptism and will never let them go. They have worshipped, served, learned, and prayed with their families and their faith family. On May 3 they … Continue reading

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As I Have Loved You

Sue cleans floors in a large urban hospital. I watched her go from patient room to patient room. She listened to patients and joked with those who were in the mood. Sue often came out to the desk to help … Continue reading

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