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August 30, 2020

A Farewell and a Prayer

I’m going to put it out there up front: you’re reading the words of a man who’s wrestling with his emotions. There’s a significant chance my eyes will leak before I’m finished writing this message, my final as executive director of Good Shepherd. I think that’s perhaps the best indication of how deeply […]

Sometimes Our Plans Are Not God’s Plans

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about Paul’s words in his epistle to the Romans: And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 Read it closely. All things – good, bad, easy, hard, everything […]

June 21, 2020

Father’s Day 2020: The Love of a Father

It begins with “the news.” One moment you’re a man going about his daily life, maybe catching up on some work or puttering in the yard, and the next minute you’ve been told you’ll soon welcome a child into your life. Good Shepherd has the frequent honor of sharing the […]

June 14, 2020

Good Shepherd’s Commitment to Racial Equity

  In its pastoral letter, Open Wide Our Hearts: An Enduring Call to Love (USCCB, 2018), the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops insists that “racist acts are sinful because they violate justice. They reveal a failure to acknowledge the human dignity of the persons offended, to recognize them as […]