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March 2011

What’s the Oldest Song You Still Love to Hear?

  It’s always great to hear new songs.  They introduce us to new rhythms, and help us look at things in new ways.  But old songs can be great too.  There’s something comfortable about old songs.  In today’s fast changing world, old songs can be something that doesn’t change.   This applies to Christian music too.  While God encourages us to “Sing to the Lord a new song,” some of our favorites have been popular for many...

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Who Did You Pick to Win?

   The Sweet 16 is upon us.  Is your team still alive?  If rankings ruled, then only 1, 2, 3, and 4 seeds would be in the Sweet 16.  How come 6 teams seeded at 5, 8, 10, 11, and 12 made it this far?  It’s hard to pick the March Madness winner.  Upsets happen all the time.       In the biggest conflict of all time, upsets appear to happen, but they never really do.  The most powerful created being thought he could...

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63 - Can You Believe It?

   Spring officially starts in a few days, but today felt like it already arrived.  The temperature was 63 F.  Some robins have already returned and most of the snow has melted.  Spring is a wonderful season as trees and flowers burst forth with renewed life.    That’s what Easter is all about too, renewed life.  On Easter Sunday, Jesus rose from the dead.  Because Jesus rose, we, as His followers, will also be raised from the dead (see 1...

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March is Time For ???

   March Madness, sea turtles (nesting in Florida), Cesar Chavez Day, Mardi Gras, swallows to return to Capistrano, the beginning of spring, St. Patrick’s Day.     March is also time for spiritual contemplation.  Today, March 9, is Ash Wednesday.  This is the start of Lent, the 40 days before Easter (not counting Sundays).     During Lent we are encouraged to examine our lives in light of God’s Word.  We study Jesus at...

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Facebook – Most Popular Posts

   What are the most viewed posts on Good Shepherd’s Facebook page? In the last 3 months, our posts were viewed 48,413 times. Even though we regularly post about events, and have a weekly blog, the most viewed by far are the Bible passages we post. It’s great that our fans and guests prefer reading God’s Word.    The number of views for select recent FB posts: 1,680 for 2Timothy 1:7; 1,273 for 1John 4:9; 1,250 for John 3:16; 1,094 for Parent’s Day...

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For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. ~ ROMANS 6:23