November 30, 2018 – Stories of Hope

Blessed feasts of blessed martyrs,             Holy women, holy men,             With affection’s recollections             Greet we your return again. -12th Century Latin Hymn The season of Advent begins by honoring St. Andrew, the brother of Peter.  November 30th is Saint Andrew’s feast day, but not many people know that.  In fact, I’d dare say…

Stories of Hope – An Advent Devotional for 2018

In the coming blog posts, throughout the coming days, you’ll find poems, short reflections, questions, and prayers that will accompany you on your Advent journey. We’ve entitled this collection “Stories of Hope” not because you’ll get a succinct, hopeful story each day, but because it is our hope that each day you’ll be led to…

Good Shepherd’s Magi Tree: A Parable

Each year, the Magi Tree at Good Shepherd gives us the opportunity to share gifts with those less fortunate during the holidays. Children in the Lutheran Services Carolinas (LSC) Foster Care Program, survivors of Hurricane Florence, and our adult friends with developmental disabilities are recipients of Magi Tree gifts this year. This Sunday, take a…