Happy Independence Day from Good Shepherd Community!

Happy Fourth of July

Happy Independence Day from Good Shepherd Community! Happy Independence Day from Good Shepherd Community! The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted … Read More

Meet Cliff of Shepherd of Grace.

Meet Cliff of Shepherd of Grace.

Meet Cliff of Shepherd of Grace.   Meet Cliff of Shepherd of Grace. Cliff was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota in August 1926, one of seven siblings. His dad was a blacksmith and his mom was a homemaker. They moved to Monango, North Dakota, a very small town about 50 miles South of Jamestown when he was two years old … Read More

Join us this fall for Shepherd Tours!

Join us this fall for Shepherd Tours!

Join us this fall for Shepherd Tours! Join us this fall for Shepherd Tours! Relax and let Good Shepherd & Voigt’s Coach Bus Service drive you to scenic fall destinations near Brainerd. We will visit an apple orchard, a wine bar and bistro and the Pierz Meat Market. The bus departs from the Shepherd Oaks Apartment entrance Wednesday, September 26, … Read More

When Home Won’t Let You Stay Exhibit

When Home Won't Let You Stay Exhibit

WHEN HOME WON’T LET YOU STAY EXHIBIT When Home Won’t Let You Stay Exhibit, Featuring 20 portraits and stories of MN refugees by artist James Bowey—When Home Won’t Let You Stay will be installed in 2 phases throughout Central MN in the summer of 2018. PHASE 1: ENCOUNTERING REFUGEE STORIES The exhibit will be spread out over 6 Central MN locations, installed … Read More

The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

St John the Baptist

The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist. Saint John the Baptist’s Story: Jesus called John the greatest of all those who had preceded him: “I tell you, among those born of women, no one is greater than John….” But John would have agreed completely with what Jesus added: “[Y]et the least in the kingdom of … Read More

Meet Verona of Good Shepherd

Meet Verona of Good Shepherd

Meet Verona of Good Shepherd. Meet Verona of Good Shepherd. Verona was the middle child of seven. She was born on September 10, 1930, in Havana, North Dakota. At the age of three, she moved with her family to Bemidji, Minnesota. Her parents both worked on their farm. The kids all had their chores to do, like milking the cows daily. … Read More

Happy Father’s Day from Good Shepherd!

Happy Father's Day

  HAPPY FATHER’S DAY FROM GOOD SHEPHERD! MOTHER’S DAY: INSPIRATION FOR FATHER’S DAY: The “Mother’s Day” we celebrate today has its origins in the peace-and-reconciliation campaigns of the post-Civil War era. During the 1860s, at the urging of activist Ann Reeves Jarvis, one divided West Virginia town celebrated “Mother’s Work Days” that brought together the mothers of Confederate and Union soldiers.   Did … Read More

Why is Nursing Home Living so Expensive?

With the Baby Boomers aging, elder care is becoming a reality for many Americans. The financial expectations of caring for the elderly can be overwhelming. The idea of aging, or of our parents aging, isn’t always a pleasant thought and planning for care can feel stifling: both emotionally and financially. The cost of elderly communities continues to rise and many … Read More

Meet Marge of Shepherd of Grace.

Meet Marge

Meet Marge of Shepherd of Grace. Meet Marge of Shepherd of Grace. Marge grew up on the 80-acre family farm in the house where she was born. Her dad was a farmer and her mom was a nurse at the old Swedish hospital then later was a labor and delivery nurse at the Buffalo Hospital. Of her three sisters, she … Read More

The Visitation

The Visitation

The Visitation The Visitation is the visit of Mary to Elizabeth as recorded in the Gospel of Luke, Luke 1:39–56. It is also the name of a Christian feast day commemorating this visit, celebrated on 31 May in the West (2 July in calendars of the 1263–1969 period, and in the modern regional calendar of Germany) and 30 March among Eastern Christians. Mary visits her relative Elizabeth; they are both pregnant: Mary with Jesus and Elizabeth with John the … Read More