A Weekly Reflection

Shepherd's Corner Articles

The Shepherd's Corner - January 28, 2024
On Monday, Our Blessed Lord came and took Remy home.  Remy was the grandson of Kak Indra, and the great nephew of Cynthia.  He was 24.  And it was his birthday.  We do not know the cause for his death pending further examination; what we know is that he slipped into eternity whil...
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The Shepherd's Corner - January 21, 2024
At age 73, after 20 years of ministry around the world, Corrie Ten Boom’s body began to weaken, she’s tired and in need of rest.  The doctor who cared for her health suggested that she take a year off, to stay put in one place and to stop travelling.  So, she followed the advice; she [...
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The Shepherds Corner - January 14, 2024
On Tuesday Our Lord Jesus came and took Tante Yohanna home.  She was 96.  The Saturday before she slipped into her new home in heaven, Cie Ima called to let me know of her mom’s condition.  So, I came and prayed for her.  At the time she was still alert and able to respond.&nbs...
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The Shepherd's Corner - January 7, 2024
Every year we wish each other a happy new year knowing full-well that it may not happen. In fact, we know that it will not happen.  At its best this year—like the years before—will only be a mixture of happy times and gloomy times. Nonetheless we still say it; and this shows that not only [...
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The Shepherd's Corner - December 31, 2023
The other day there was a heart-warming article in the Times about the Weingarten couple who have been married for 82 years.  Jack is 105 and his wife Carla is 100; and they are still holding hands.  What is their secret?  Well, jokingly Jack used to tell their two sons that the key t...
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The Shepherd's Corner - December 24, 2023
There is nothing like walking with your grandchildren, holding their hands, and listening to their chattering about things they want to buy for Christmas while walking through the toy isles in Walmart.  And at the end of it to hear them say to you, “Thank you for giving us Christmas gifts, Kung K...
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The Shepherd's Corner - December 17, 2023
Peter Torry, our guest speaker at our latest church’s anniversary, wrote a book, based on his life, which he titled, Out of The Ordinary, Living an Extraordinary Life. Through the book he wishes to convey a simple message: Out of the ordinary life of an ordinary person, God wants to make extraordi...
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The Shepherd's Corner - December 10, 2023
The other day, in the morning hours, while I was preparing this message, my phone rang. From the caller ID I saw our neighbor’s name.  Immediately, what came to mind was that she was again in the bus station in need of a ride home, just like what happened a couple of months ago.  I [&hel...
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The Shepherd's Corner - December 3, 2023
Today marks the first Advent, the four weeks that lead to Christmas.  It behooves us then to fix our hearts and minds to the birth of Jesus, Our Blessed Savior.  God’s willing, beginning from today I will preach on this topic from the perspectives of the four Gospels.  You see, each...
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The Shepherd's Corner - November 26, 2023
Esther attended the Bible school where I was a part of, years ago.  She later married a pastor, and both served faithfully.  Many years ago, her husband suffered a stroke that rendered him unable to continue ministry.  Consequently, she had to step up to the plate to support the famil...
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