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May 10, 2020

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 […]

May 3, 2020

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 […]

April 26, 2020

What is essential?

You may have been asking yourself that question lately and realizing the things you valued just a few months ago might not seem nearly so important.  In a critically important sense, the current pandemic provides a wonderful opportunity to think about what truly matters. Certainly we are more grateful for our ability to […]

April 19, 2020

April Showers Virtual Baby Shower

Spend a few minutes around a brand new baby, and instinct takes over: Our voices become softer, our breathing gets deeper, we move more gently. If you’re like me, you’re overcome with an irresistible urge to coo and make silly faces. There’s nothing I can think of that so immediately takes us […]