Walking With Lambs is a book about my friends – friends who find themselves as vulnerable as lambs and often forgotten because of age or disability. These have sometimes been herded into a world of long-term care, where their day-to-day life is beyond their control and isolated. Though outwardly their lives are very different from ours, on the inside, my friends are just like the rest of us. If you take the time to read their stories you just might decide to visit their pasture and help them to connect with the rest of God’s flock and the very best shepherd of all: Jesus Christ!
About the Author
I have served as a volunteer chaplain for more than twenty years at Allied Skilled Nursing in Scranton Pennsylvania and have written four books on nursing home ministry based on the true life stories of those years. A few years ago I began to collect some of the devotional pieces I had written and to present as inspirational daily readers for some of the residents and staff. Recently my wife Nancy and I have retired and moved to Florida. Together we have two sons, six grand-sons and one grand-daughter.
Consider this, “…let’s begin with the radical idea that we will serve far better when we realize that God may use [those we serve] to teach us the best lessons about life.”
I wonder what our small groups, church services, volunteer opportunities,and work situations would be like if we prayed this simple prayer. “Father, we leave our egos at the door.” – Jim Howard
I love the flow of this book. Each chapter is a mix of practical instruction, encouragement and applicable anecdotes. The addition of photos of the “characters” helped to plant the lessons in my heart.
I should insert here that I serve as a regular contributor to the weekly Sunshine Newsletter. It is distributed in Nursing Homes across Florida and Western New York.
I may never start a ministry of this sort but I am able to apply many of the same lessons to my work at McHenry County Jail.
If you want to learn more about this ministry check out:
- YouTube – PastorPete51
- Blog – Walking with Lambs
Thank you for the kind review, Barbara. I am delighted that as you say, these principles work in any place of service where God has called us.
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So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
So often we tend to contain ministry inside the church house walls.
How many times have we neglected the spiritual needs of those who cannot get to the church house, or who otherwise will not attend a church house for some reason our other?
“…And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd…”
God bless you
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