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!

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Daily Devotion

by Karen Eller

by Karen Eller

The Pandemic…a season of Lent before Lent?  Lent is all about prayer and abstinence; about ridding ourselves of distractions, of self- examination and hopefully repentance.  

No one can say the pandemic has been good for us.  There is too much sorrow for those we have lost.  Beyond this great sadness, it has impacted many in entirely negative ways…job loss, losing touch with family and friends to avoid the virus…even pure unadulterated loneliness for many. With all that heartbreak, one has to search hard for anything good coming out of the pandemic. 

It is not over yet, but perhaps there were some who did find a sense of fewer distractions…more time to reflect on personal spirituality… more time to repent…more time devoted to prayer and ultimately more closeness to the Lord. 

Ephesians 2: 8   For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast. 

Our household did taste of this grace.  We pray you, too, may have experienced some of the same.

If you didn’t, if your time was too heavily cloaked in sorrow due to loss, please know that your fellow church members care deeply, and we fervently pray that God’s peace will be with you now and always.

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Danelle Buelsing

Karen, I found a taste of God's grace through your devotional, and I join you in praying for our Good Shepherd friends.

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Katy Ping

God's grace appears in many ways. Keep us alert to seeing that blessing. Your words help us to be listening.

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