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 Marlyn Seehafer

When I think of " stewardship ", I think of the three T's --- treasures, time, and talents. Certainly GSLC is blessed abundantly with all three.

I retired 23 yrs. ago, and as with many people, the question was what do I do now? Golf was fun maybe twice a week and my HOA board duties were enjoyable but what else? I was aware of the Monday Work Crew (MWC) and decided to offer my services. I was welcomed by the 5 or 6 men and a friendship  developed which now are 14 dedicated individuals. What a wonderful group to be a part. As with all GSLC members, we share our TREASURES ($$), we are all retired so share our TIME, and we are blessed with the TALENTS to do engineering, woodworking, electrical, painting, plumbing and "goforing" ( go for this and go for that). We not only do the things to maintain and enhance our church home ( the latest project being remodeling the "old" kitchen), but assist with things for the Nursery School and The Edge house. 

We start our Monday mornings with coffee and donuts, talk about the Reds, Bengals and other newsy items followed by discussing the work schedule for the day as compiled by our very capable group leader, John Van Osdol. We offer our Monday Work Crew prayer to give thanks to our Lord for the opportunity to serve, for the diversity of our group and that our hands be blessed to do the work and keep us safe.  We give thanks for the camaraderie we have to laugh, joke and break bread. Our group is close as we share family situations of  good health, illness and sometimes extreme sadness. 

I always look forward to Mondays at Good Shepherd. The fact of belonging to such a dedicated group of Christian men is very rewarding. This meaning of stewardship is a way I express my membership in the body of Christ but as we say, we are saved by grace through faith not by good works.

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