Daily Devotions

Welcome to Good Shepherd’s Daily Devotions Page!

During the weeks of Fall, our Daily Devotions are being written by members of Good Shepherd.  Each day one of your brothers or sisters in Christ will be reflecting on faith and life as we all adjust to many changes in our world.  I pray these writings will inspire, comfort and challenge you to grow in faith.  Our dedicated authors have written about their insights, joys and struggles and have been courageous enough to share them with us so that we can also ponder where God is showing up in our own lives. 

As a way to encourage the writers and each other I invite you to share a comment in the comment section at the bottom of the page each day.

Pastor Heidi Johns

Daily Devotion
Pastor Heidi Johns

Daily Devotion

This story was written by Doug and Mary Montgomery

 When Doug and I received our check for $100 from Good Shepherd we both kinda jumped real quick to donating to Matthew 25 or Camp Luther. Both are wonderful organizations, but I suggested we spend a little more time in thought and prayer before donating. After a short time my cousin and a cause dear to her heart came to me. She lost her daughter, Missy, a few years ago when she died suddenly at only 44 years old. Missy went to Princeton High school and was always very generous to a small organization there called Princeton Closet, which collects money, clothes, school supplies etc for underprivileged families in the District.

The night before she died, Missy wrote Princeton Closet a check for $500 and a note saying, “Please let me know if you need more.” So in Missy’s memory every fall we collect school supplies in her name. They call it The Missy 500.  In addition, my cousin (her mom) volunteers to help a family every Christmas through the Princeton Closet and provides food, clothing and Christmas gifts for them. So we decided to give our check, plus our own matching funds, there, so my cousin can have more to spend on the family she is connected with through the Princeton Closet. Thank you for inspiring us to open our eyes to a great need in the community.

Deuteronomy 15:7
If there is among you anyone in need, a member of your community in any of your towns within the land that the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hard-hearted or tight-fisted toward your needy neighbor. 

Reflection: what act of generosity would you want people to remember you by?

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Marilyn Dargatz

I appreciated hearing about the Princeton Closet. Since all three of our children graduated from Princeton I will remember this as a place to give in their honor.

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