Shepherd Press



Shepherd Press

Gospel Driven • Heart Focused • Life Changing

If you have issues with life, you have issues with God. Life is often hard. Relationships often hurt. Dreams vanish like the morning mist. The truth is that life easily disappoints us. Disappointment comes when we fail to have what we think is good or fair or just. It comes when we believe we have reached our limit. It comes when those whom we love appear incapable of understanding or caring. So much relational energy is consumed in seeing people and circumstances as obstacles to wholeness. After all of Job’s.. read more
Author: Jay Younts
Posted: November 5, 2017, 1:53 pm
  There is only one thing about tomorrow that you can know with certainty. God will be faithful to you. You can plan for tomorrow, and that is a good thing. But tomorrow may not go according to your plan. World events may radically change your life. Your car may not start. Your kids could get sick. Your financial situation could change. Your pet could go missing. The uncertainty of tomorrow is the constant reality of your life. The way you anticipate tomorrow will have an impact on your relationship.. read more
Author: Jay Younts
Posted: November 3, 2017, 7:20 pm
Casting a glance at the mountains raises the question, “What is waiting for me up ahead?” The long, dark shadows of your fears are cast before you. They are like the shadows of the mountains against a dense fog. What is hiding in those shadows? How will you find the help and courage you need to go on and find safety? The hills around you may hide struggles and terrors of all kinds. Where will you find the help you need to keep going? Then your heart remembers that your.. read more
Author: Jay Younts
Posted: November 2, 2017, 2:31 am
500 years ago today a man nailed his beliefs about God’s grace on a church door. There was no one there to record the scene of a lone churchman with his hammer and papers with their phone. There were no posts to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. No one blogged about the event. The 24/7 news channels did not begin to speculate on what difference it would make if people actually believed the radical ideas that Luther posted and what the response of the church might be. Yet somehow, this single.. read more
Author: Jay Younts
Posted: October 31, 2017, 12:59 pm

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With spring in full swing, we are entering the season of Mother's Day and anniversaries. It would be wise to make a list of all of the possible gifts to get for these events. However, before you put your pen away, use it to make another list of things to give year-round to the people who are most important to you.

Putting time and effort into choosing just the right present for someone is a great way of demonstrating how much they mean to you. However, anniversaries, Christmas, and birthdays come only once a year, and you don't have to wait twelve months to give them something meaningful. Here are 7 gifts to give your spouse, your children, and others close to you every single day. They won't affect your wallet and the results could be priceless.

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Author: Mark Merrill
Posted: April 12, 2019, 4:15 am

Believe it or not, teachers and students are already looking at the wind down of the current school year. We raced through the fall, we negotiated an interesting winter, and now we’re well into the spring. Ready or not, summer is just around the corner and with it hopes and dreams for the next year. It's not too late to finish strong.

The school year is a marathon of sorts. It doesn’t matter how well prepared they are, or how well they pace themselves in the middle of the event because now they have to make it over the finish line on their own two feet. We nagged our kids and we encouraged them too; they've come a long way - now it all comes down to finishing strong. So here are a few important things to remember as they round the last turn.

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Author: Derek Maul
Posted: April 11, 2019, 4:15 am

As a former college professor and public school teacher for more than 24 years, I know that it’s hard to do something that you were never taught how to do. That holds true whether you’re trying to master math or trying to master marriage as a husband. You can’t grow if you don’t know.

When my son was 13, he wanted to know what it took to become attractive and irresistible to women. I told him, I couldn’t speak for all women, but if he ever wanted to “outkick” his coverage and land an amazing woman like I did, then he simply needed to remember the acronym H.O.T.. I told him, every H.O.T. man is irresistible to his wife.

The post 3 Ways to Be the Man Your Wife Can’t Resist appeared first on All Pro Dad.

Author: Joe Martin
Posted: April 10, 2019, 4:15 am

A friend of mine was on a business trip when he received a phone call from his son. His son had been running for student body president and in the last week the most popular kid in school decided to run. My friend's son lost the election and was explaining to his dad what had happened. My friend snapped back over the phone, "He can't do that! That's unfair." A work colleague on the trip with him, an older man with grown kids, heard the whole call. When the call ended, the older gentleman told my friend, "I know it's none of my business, but I think that was a mistake." He went on to explain to my friend that he was making excuses for his son's failure. Rather than making excuses for why his son lost the election, he should have walked his son through how to respond in the midst of loss.

The post 5 Most Common Mistakes Dads Make appeared first on All Pro Dad.

Author: BJ Foster
Posted: April 9, 2019, 4:15 am

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