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Letter from the President - Going the Extra Mile

Dear Friends, We all have heard the expression “going the extra mile” when describing someone going above and beyond. In this issue of Sweet Charity, I think you’ll enjoy reading about two of our... read more

Back From the Brink

Michael Jones couldn’t wake Irene, his wife of 42 years. Not feeling well, she had gone upstairs to lie down. Now she was unresponsive. In a panic with his heart thundering, Michael dialed 911 and... read more

The Trip of a Lifetime

Brian Wright had a dream. At age 80, he wanted to visit Niagara Falls. He longed to hear the thundering roar of the water and feel the cool spray of the falls on his face. And he wanted to take a... read more

A Pint-Sized Fighter

When Marissa Shannon holds her baby Bryce, she’s holding more than her child, she’s holding a pint-sized fighter. A triplet born at just 29 weeks, Bryce had more obstacles to overcome than his... read more

Her Forever Home

Bonnie Stallman, a beloved resident who called Good Shepherd home until her passing on July 16, 2014, was laid to eternal rest on November 1 at the base of the bronze sculpture in which she was... read more

The Hocus Pocus Ball

Halloween arrived a bit early for residents of the Good Shepherd Home-Bethlehem who attended the Hocus Pocus Ball on Friday, October 14 at the Best Western Lehigh Valley. About 165 people turned out... read more


By Chaplain Kelly Brooks Psalm 23 is one of the most well-known and recited psalms in the Bible. The psalm attributed to King David, who once was a shepherd, expresses the relationship that David... read more

The 2016 Golf & Tennis Invitational

Good Shepherd chalked up another great fund raiser for children at the annual Golf & Tennis Invitational on Monday, September 12 at Lehigh Country Club. The invitational and Celebrity Bartender... read more

The 31st Annual Raker Memorial Awards

A heart-warming and uplifting service of gratitude marked the 31st Annual Raker Memorial Awards on Friday, November 4 at Grace Lutheran Church in Allentown. The service honors those who demonstrate... read more

In Memoriam - Jim Tagliavia

When Jim Tagliavia was about five years old, someone dared him to jump off the diving board at the Waldheim Park municipal pool in south Allen-town. It was a dare Jim took, bold, unflinching and not... read more