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…

The Boss of Me

Oh, dear shepherd leaders, how we want to “be the boss” of ourselves, rather than letting The Good Shepherd lead, guide, and direct our lives. This blog by Dan Wolgemuth,…

The Current

In Pursuing God’s Will Together, Ruth Haley Barton notes the following about discerning God’s will as a way of life… “Cultivating the habit of discernment means we are always seeking…

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…

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…

Watching sheep sleep

How often we forget the shepherds were working when the angels appeared to them! There they were in the middle of the night — providing what the sheep needed, protecting…

Fénelon Moments

Did you ever have a commitment on your calendar that seemed routine on the surface but in the end brought joy and wonder at what God can do? The intent…

Peace in Christ

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 The word “peace” appears 429 times in the King…

Mass at St. John the Baptist Church

Watching a true shepherd at work is a remarkable — and even — moving experience. I invite you to witness a Sunday morning experience that my friend, Dick, had recently…

Easter Morning

In my former life leading a small, but busy HR consulting practice, I often drove home late in the evening. It was during one of those short commutes that I…

A pleasing aroma

It caught my attention, repeatedly. Although according to a quick internet search, I would only have heard the term “a pleasing aroma” 17 times as I listened to the book…

One Witness

The name Spurgeon summons thoughts of the highly influential Charles Haddon, a 19th century Baptist preacher whose sermons are well-published and quotes highly referenced. Rarely would one think of Susie,…

Be Still

What do we need to do to find calm and tranquility in our hurried lives?

Demolition

Have you ever lived through a home or office remodel? Like most projects that will, most likely, ultimately have a wonderful outcome, a remodel often starts with great expectations and…

Why you can live with full confidence

God knows what is in store for us and He prepares us for the journey. This is why we can have full confidence as shepherd leaders to live into our…

Discerning between good and evil

Shepherd leaders carry the responsibility of distinguishing between good and evil and addressing those behaviors accordingly. Stuart Briscoe, in the blog below, shares an account from the book of Ezra…

Instead

Jacob DeShazer was bitter and full of hatred for his guards.He had been a bombardier in the famous Doolittle raid on Japan in April 1942 when, after successfully bombing its…

The Profaning Heart

How often we, as shepherds, forget the importance of our words, especially in the most frustrating of moments! This blog by Dr. Ed Young is a wonderful reminder of the…

Do you carry excess baggage?

We often carry excess baggage longer than we need to. It weighs on us as a heavy burden. Maybe it’s time to think about letting go and giving it up…
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