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National Foster Care Month

For over 30 years, May has been recognized as National Foster Care Month. It is a time to celebrate the incredible gift given by families who choose to open their hearts and homes to children in need, as well as those working and volunteering in foster care. To the estimated […]

The Importance of Empathy

Empathy is a way of feeling one’s way into the experience of another person—of seeing the world through their eyes and feeling the world through their heart. Experiencing deep empathy can be difficult.  At times it’s painful, exhausting, and feels like a burden, but I believe such willingness to enter into the chaos of […]

Mother’s Day 2020: Mother Mary

Happy Mother’s Day! Here’s a peek inside Good Shepherd that we don’t often share – a prayer we recite at the opening of each board meeting: Holy Mary – amidst fear and doubt you trusted God’s call and became the mother of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I ask you to […]

What is temporary and what is permanent?

When I’ve visited Good Shepherd lately, it’s been in the evening, long after business hours.  It’s quiet when I’m there all alone, and I have time for contemplative thought as I walk through the hallways of the old mansion building and the Family Center. The absence of my incredible team who are still doing so […]