The World Was & The World Is — A 9.11 Remembrance

We've got something unique planned for this Sunday, September 11, 2011.We're remembering the 10th Anniversary of the 9.11 attacks with a reflective service that includes choir, visuals, message and response. It's a stand-alone worship time, not connected to either the...

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The Value Of A Good Life

Peter says this to the early church:Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. (I Peter 2:12)I'm as struck by what Peter doesn't say as by what he does say....

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Boundaries With Kids Rewind

Boundaries With Kids is one of the most personally rewarding series I've been part of at Good Shepherd.I say that for several reasons: * I didn't even want to DO the series at this time, so I KNOW God took over; * So many people who do not have children nevertheless...

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Boundaries With Kids, Week 4

You have an unexpected ally in the battle against entitlement in your children and grandchildren But I can't tell you yet. And don't miss our video that closes the experience and the series. I will on Sunday. 8:30. 10. 11:30....

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When The Best Ideas Stare You In The Face

Ever since we moved into our current Worship Center building in 2005, we've wondered how to put a Prayer Room in the facility. We considered various classrooms, alcoves, offices, and even closets. None of them had that combination of visibility and privacy that a...

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Today

Kayden James Stockmeister Kayden James Stockmeister Kayden, 3, of Charlotte, went to be with the Lord on August 25, 2011. He leaves his loving mother and father, Krissy Hans and Kenny Stockmeister, Jr.; grandparents, Rick and Karen Hans and Ken and Lidia Stockmeister,...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Tom Petty Songs

I admit that early on Tom Petty took some getting used to. First, there's the voice. Unique. Sometimes he makes Bob Dylan sound downright melodic. Then, the hair. How's it still there? And finally, the genre. Is he new wave? Pseudo punk? Classic rock? Alternative? All...

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God Knows Better Than I Do What Is “Good”

I have a confession. Not that kind, silly. No, my confession is that I had very low expectations for Boundaries With Kids. In fact, I didn't even want to do it at this time. My original "series schedule" had us doing something else during August followed by a...

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When What Happens To “Other People” Comes Home . . .

If you're like me, you see a news brief like this one . . . Toddler drowns in SW Charlotte pool A 3-year-old boy drowned Thursday morning after he fell into a backyard swimming pool in southwest Charlotte. The boy was being watched by his grandmother at a home on...

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