Devotionals are short essays written by GSLC members and staff that explore the ways the Holy Spirit works within our every day lives.  There are several ways we invite you to use these devotionals:

  • Make them a part of a prayer practice - read a devotion and consider the ways that Christ has worked similarly in your life or works in unexpected ways.
  • Make them a part of a journaling practice - read a devotion and journal about what the Holy Spirit is stirring in you as you reflect on the essay.
  • Use them as a reminder that God works in all things, the bad and the good.

With over 400 available devotions, you can use these daily, weekly, or monthly.  It's up to you!  We just hope that by reading these inspiring stories provided by Good Shepherd's flock you are able to better see where Jesus is present in all things!  Thank you to all of our members that have provided devotionals throughout the past couple of years!

Event date: 3/27/2020 Export event
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Daily Devotion

All day long a little burro labors, sometimes
with heavy loads on her back and sometimes just with worries
about things that bother only

And worries, as we know, can be more exhausting
than physical labor.

Once in a while a kind monk comes
to her stable and brings
a pear, but more
than that,

he looks into the burro’s eyes and touches her ears

and for a few seconds the burro is free
and even seems to laugh,

because love does

Love frees.

--Meister Eckhart (1260-1328)

What are the worries that are exhausting you? Who is like that kind monk to you while you’re social distancing? What feels like freedom right now?

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Laurie Boisclair

Thanks for the uplifting we burrow (get it) ourselves in our homes..let's not forget to reach out to others and comfort them with caring thoughts. Doing yard work today as each person passed by walking I would greet them and share a positve comment...everyone stay safe!

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barbara a watson

The worries of daily living and trying to navigate teaching on line weigh heavy on my mind. But this inspiring story of the burro reminds me that i have a strong circle of friends who have helped ease that burden with a kind word and support.

We will get through this with His strength to guide us.

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