Month: April 2017

I Chose Service – Lucy Miller, Maggie’s Place

When you are preparing to graduate, you have lots of options. This series highlights people who chose service, and how the volunteer experience has made an impact on their lives. Name: Lucy Miller Volunteer Program: Maggie’sPlace Location: Phoenix, AZ Hometown: Phoenix, AZ College: Gonzaga University, 2013, English/Creative Writing How did you first learn about post-graduate… Read more »

Jesus Amidst the Huddles Masses

By Catherine Goggins, currently serving with Discipleship Year Easter Sunday Reflection John 20:1-9 “Christ, our paschal lamb, has been sacrificed; let us feast with joy in the Lord!” When Mary Magdalene first arrived at the tomb she had every reason to be fearful. Days before she had watched a friend be executed by the state… Read more »

Forever Touched By Nong Khai – A Mother’s Perspective

 By Elaine Magee, mother to current Good Shepherd Volunteer Lauren Magee I am a worrier who hates to fly, so pretty much the only thing that would motivate me to travel halfway around the world, is seeing one of my daughters (I haven’t traveled outside the USA for 28 years.) Seven months ago my daughter… Read more »

A Palm Sunday Reflection

By Anna Jeide, currently serving with Lutheran Volunteer Corps Palm Sunday Matthew 26:14-27:66 “Christ became obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the namewhich is above every name.” The Palm Sunday text has always struck me as a bit strange, but… Read more »

Resting in Brokenness

By Greg Hamilton, currently serving with Jesuit Volunteer Corps Fifth Sunday of Lent John 11:1-45 “I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will never die.” Today’s Gospel challenged my understanding of what it means to be compassionate. When Jesus learned that a loved one… Read more »