Latino Ministry & African Missionary Merge At Twin Lakes

I love this photo. The woman in the center is Sheryl O'Brien, part of the Good Shepherd family after having spent much of her adult lifetime as a missionary in Kenya. She is surrounded by the children of our Twin Lakes Outreach ministry.  In case you don't know, we...

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The Death Of Common Sense

I came across this piece about fifteen years ago, but today, February 23, 2016, I realize it never really goes out of style: Obituary Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years.  No one knows for sure how old...

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When Are You At Your Best?

When are you at your best? I asked someone who works at Good Shepherd that question this week. The answer that came didn't surprise me.  In fact, I would likely have said the same thing about him myself. But asking that question got me thinking about two...

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This May Seem A Bit Morbid . . .

. . . but a Good Shepherd friend sent me this via email earlier this week:   And what is that? The song list for his memorial service. Now: my friend is young (well, younger than 54), in good health, and has neither chronic nor critical illness. Yet he's thinking...

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A Different Way To Keep Score

As a kid, I was fascinated with how scoreboards worked … their size, the amount of information they included, and even whether or not they had a digital clock or an old school time dial. So maybe it’s no surprise that more times than I care to admit I see ministry...

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