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The Drive or the Destination?

The Drive or the Destination?

John and I buckled in and drove from Sandy to Timberline; then, from Timberline to Hood River. Driving from Hood River toward Troutdale called for multiple stops along the way: Bonneville Dam, the fish hatchery, Multnomah Falls, Latourell Falls finally arriving at...
Bass Guitar – Who Would Have Guessed?

Bass Guitar – Who Would Have Guessed?

During my first lead pastor season beginning in 2005, my wife, Rachel, joined me in doing anything and everything that we believed the Lord pointed us to do in the church. We cleaned, painted, and decorated the entire church. Rachel served in nearly any ministry we...
Culture of Prayer

Culture of Prayer

Christmas Eve was such a special time to worship our Lord with our church family and a whole lot of guests to Good Shepherd. Over Christmas weekend, we had more than 4,500 people worship our Savior! Often, an ungodly suspicious attitude can enter our minds and...
Captivated

Captivated

Have you ever stared at a piece of artwork? And, as you stared at that piece of artwork longer, the more you gained greater and greater appreciation for it? During November, I had the opportunity to join the Sandy High School Mock Trial team in New York City, and one...
Christmas at Good Shepherd

Christmas at Good Shepherd

December is upon us once again; the Christmas trees are decorated and lights strung. To help us engage the festive season, the GS team is inviting our church to have fun on the weekends! On December 8 & 9, be sure to wear your favorite Christmas sweater. We are...
The Heart Behind Relief Weekend

The Heart Behind Relief Weekend

We hear so often about the parable of the Good Samaritan that we might actually forget what caused Jesus to tell the story – it was a scribe asking Him how to inherit eternal life. The scribe then questioned him, “Who is my neighbor?” At that time, one would typically...
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