Are you running away from God?

  Welcome to the second of six in a series about lessons we can learn from Jonah. When we run away from God, it doesn’t just affect us. It involves…

Wisdom takes her stand at the crossroads

  It seems everybody is at a crossroads today. Every time we’re some place as a shepherd deciding to go this way or that way, deciding to do what’s maybe…

"Follow me"

In this never-anticipated time of uncertainty, may we find comfort in the fact that we don’t have to figure Jesus out or know what He’s doing or understand what He…

Shepherding is a thing of the soul

If you’ve been reading our blogs for any length of time, you know that we believe whether you’re shepherding children, employees, volunteers, or congregants, your role is a calling –…

Whisper of God

  Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Let us be silent that we may hear the whisper of God.” In moments when you really need reassurance that the Good Shepherd will never…

How’s your attitude?

  Did you know your attitude is infectious? I’ve run into some grouchy people in the stores the last few days. I couldn’t help but think maybe if we had…

Shout

  In Isaiah 40:6-8 we find: “Shout that people are like the grass. Their beauty fades as quickly as the flowers in a field.” What it comes down to really…

Waiting

Waiting is hard. Not just when the result of a medical test is pending or when a college application is on its way … but in our everyday world. Let’s…

Do you put God first?

  In a recent tour of Egypt it was remarkable to see what the Egyptians did 1,000 years ago with goddesses of the sun, love, beauty and even crocodiles. It…

The Good Shepherd & Picnics

I love picnics! Especially the ones God provides! I pray you’ll enjoy this beautiful reminder from Psalm 23:5 that combines an English pot of tea with a sweet picnic snack…

COVID-19 Comfort

  In this crazy time of the coronavirus pandemic it can be hard to find comfort. The truth is, it doesn’t matter what’s going on around us. We can take…

Indifference

I’ve always viewed indifference in a negative light, as being apathetic toward a cause or a person or an issue that’s deserving of one’s attention or support. To a person…

Change through the Holy Spirit

If you’ve ever had one of those behaviors or thought patterns in your life that you knew wasn’t godly you’re not alone. There is hope through the Holy Spirit. 

Lessons from Joseph

No matter what happened to Joseph – prison, lies, hatred from his brothers, he was not resentful, bitter or full of self-pity. There’s a beautiful lesson for shepherd leaders when…

What does peace look like?

It’s a brand new year, dear shepherds, and although we don’t know what lies ahead in 2020, we do know there’s peace. In this short video clip, @Albert Tate reminds…

Ever dwell on negative thoughts?

As shepherd leaders, we all have times that we dwell on negative thoughts. In Scripture, Philippians 4 – 8, offers a way to change our thought process when we are…

Feeling parched?

Do you ever feel like you’ve been sucked dry of energy, whether from self-induced stress or overcommittment? You’re not alone.      

Business Integrity

Dear shepherd leaders, how important integrity is in our day-to-day business life! As you shepherd those you employ, please consider Moses’ instruction in Deuteronomy 24 and weigh your business dealings…
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