Devotionals
 

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!

 
Daily Devotion
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Daily Devotion

Dianne Gebhardt-French

Mark 10:16 (NIV) “And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.”

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“Grandma, do you remember church?” She tilted her 4-year-old head to the left and asked in her precise way of testing shared memories – a technique developed over seven months of separation forced by COVID. The 2,400 miles between us disappeared. 

“You remember? The singing, the music, and being quiet when the woman is talking…It is across the street from my music school,” she said.   

Describing the church we attend with her in San Jose, this tiny wonder started a conversation that left both of us assured that God is in her heart and mine. 

Of course, she doesn’t remember her baptism at Good Shepherd but she has some recall of celebrating there last Christmas. Papa held her so she could see. And, Uncle Martin was there. It’s the foundation of time together that brings together the pieces of faith.

She started the conversation and, just as quickly, moved on to giraffes and Play-Doh. But, she accepted my explanation that what she calls “the sickness” doesn’t stop God’s love, only the chance to be together in a building. For now. We can still sing, pray, and read about Jesus. In the sharing, we are together.  

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Danelle Buelsing

What a sweet story! I remember....

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