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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 Ann, Will and Lily Walker

This experience encouraged a lively dialogue in our home about our responsibility as Christians to serve others and promote justice and how we can do that in a variety of ways. Our family decided to split our check 3 ways. We wanted to support Panama City as they continue to rebuild from Hurricane Michael. After some research, we found Family Service Agency, a non-profit that serves individuals and families in the areas affected. They have very little overhead and are staffed mostly by volunteers (our Aunt Alice being one).

We also donated to Common Ground where we hope it removes social and physical barriers and sparks a sense of adventure in us all. ”Common Ground is an all-inclusive playground designed to encourage children and adults of all levels and abilities to interact with each other. Common Ground is about much more than simply providing accessibility for children with physical disabilities. The playground's educational and interactive environment is unlike any other in the region, going beyond the requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act to promote complete social inclusion and cooperative play. Common Ground will be located on 23-acres near US 42 and Snider Road in Mason.”

Lastly, we made a donation to Women Helping Women. WHW helps survivors find hope, healing, and empowerment through our confidential support services. they inspire the community to speak out against gender-based violence, and speak up for equal and healthy relationships. They educate and advocate so that future generations will grow into change agents to prevent gender-based violence before it ever starts.

For us, God’s Grace Our Hands is the fulfillment of the commandment to Love Your Neighbor.

Galatians 3

26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Reflection: Of the three places the Walker’s donated their money, which stirs your heart the most?  Is there a way you can also be generous towards that cause?

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