Preservers And Reachers

Good Shepherd staff meetings offer fascinating insights into the natural instincts that people bring into ministry. And recently, as we have been strategizing around the launch of Zoar, the opening of the Living Room, and opportunities for long-term expansion, I have...

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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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