The Sheperd’s Corner

The Shepherd’s Corner – December 10, 2017

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When her children grew up and finally left home, Ruth Graham, wife of Evangelist Billy Graham wrote a poem which reflected how she felt, then: “This old house is empty now/with mostly only me/the trees are crowding up the hill/as if for company.” Continue reading

The Shepherd’s Corner – December 3, 2017

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I want to thank you for many things—for cleaning and decorating the church, for preparing the food and washing the dishes, for picking up people and taking them home, for preparing retreat and the music, for singing and for taking care of the audio-visual, for making sure that the bread and wine are ready for the Holy Communion and for living a holy life, and for caring for each other. Continue reading

The Shepherd’s Corner – November 26, 2017

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As our sister Beppy shared in the retreat, last Friday she and her family gathered together to remember the passing of her father, Oom Tek Bien. Continue reading

The Shepherd’s Corner – November 19, 2017

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One of the men that God has used to shape my outlook toward life is pastor Chuck Swindoll. Continue reading

The Shepherd’s Corner – November 12, 2017

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Every day is a day of giving thanks. Continue reading

The Shepherd’s Corner – November 5, 2017

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I don’t always have words to say to those who are hurting. Continue reading

The Shepherd’s Corner – October 29, 2017

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Before I left for Indonesia, I talked to Oom Djaja over the phone; he told me he was feeling better. Continue reading

The Shepherd’s Corner – October 22, 2017

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Psalm 4 Continue reading

The Shepherd’s Corner – October 15, 2017

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Psalm 3

David is in trouble. Big trouble.

His son is chasing him and wants to kill him. Could you imagine what that would feel like? To actually have your own son hunting you down!

I would be heartbroken. In this moment David cries out to God and says,

“But you, Lord, are a shield around me,
my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
4 I call out to the Lord,
and he answers me from his holy mountain. (Psalm 3:3-4)

Usually these difficult times are never pleasant, but we also can’t stay the same. We can’t remain “neutral” in difficult times. We can either run to God or run from God. We can either grow or not. Remember that there is no growth in comfort, but there is no comfort in growth.

David finds himself in one of his lowest times – being hunted by his son, and in that place he knows God as a shield (because he needs protection), the One who lifts his head high (because it is hanging low because of his son), and the One who answers (because he desperately needs to hear God’s voice).

I hope that we can remember this week that God is all that we need. He is our shield, our Hope, and speaks.

Pastor Steve

The Shepherd’s Corner – October 8, 2017

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Psalm 2

What’s your inheritance? Continue reading