Faith during Quarantine

This Mission Moment is shared by Good Shepherd member Sara Ritter:  I had an interesting encounter yesterday while grocery shopping, and it’s been in my head ever since and so I need to share it. I tried twice to tell this story verbally and both times...

What I Do Somewhere around the 7th chapter of Romans Paul writes a paragraph about sin and the law with so many linguistic twists that it can be dizzying to read. One sentence of that paragraph has always hit home for me, both within the context...

Prayer and Discernment in the Midst of Crisis These past weeks have had much to teach us and I, like you, have struggled to find meaning or purpose in what this time of quarantine, displacement, economic and public health crises will mean for us as human...

Innovation and Gratitude We continue to navigate our way through these trying and anxious times. I am amazed at the many innovative ways the Kingdom work of God can be accomplished while coping with social distancing, stress and the fear of the unknown! Thank you for continuing to pray for and support your church!  I ask you make use of the myriad of tools...

How are we going to carry all this? Many summers of my college years were spent working as a counselor at Sugar Creek Bible Camp. One of the programs offered involved spending the week biking 100 miles on the Elroy Sparta bike trail and then canoeing...

We all want to serve, to help, to be of use to others in this time.  The “rules of engagement” have changed but our desire to live out the teachings of Jesus are still alive.  As other institutions, clubs, and initiatives take root and find their way...

 “Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice!”  (Psalms 130:1)  Many of us grew up where Minnesota or Wisconsin “nice” was expected, particularly in the church and with God. The psalmists weren’t from Midwest USA. They cried out to God in their...