Good Shepherd

FREE Since 1983

Sid Galloway BS, M.Div.
(Biograhical Information)
Just an OLD sheepdog
of our Good Shepherd Creator Christ

Ask the animals,
and they will teach you,
.. Which of all these
does not know
that the LORD's hand
has done this?
In His hand is the
soul (nephesh)
of every creature and the breath of all mankind"
Job 12:7-9

of your
Good Shepherd
Creator: Christ
Human Trafficking & Slavery
Don't Just Happen
(Jesus said in Mark 7:21-23)

Would a "good" God design
"survival of the fittest"
as His WAY?
(Isaiah 65:25)

Rights - Any discussion about human rights (slavery, oppression) or animal rights (cruelty, abuse) must first address our Creator's rights. He has the right to command how we treat both His people and His animals.

Scotty the Good Shepherd
Service Sheepdog

3 Videos Animal Friends * *
Otis ----- Zoe ---- River

Suzy service-dog genius
(more below)

Responsibilities - Jesus said the root cause of suffering in this world is a distorted view of and/or the rejection of the true WAY of our Creator. (John 8:1-59)


"Squirt" the Otter

Releasing rehabbed critters

Atchafalaya Swamp

Mistakes - Man's self-serving, misguided, mischaracterizations of God have historically led to personal and cultural conflict, corruption, and collapse.

Hope - Discovering the WHO?, the WHY?, and the "WAY"? of origins is the foundation for true transformation.

Mike's "service-frog"

Therapy Zorse & Zeedonk

Change - Truly lasting change for individuals and cultures must begin at the cornerstone - the Creator of creation.

Darwin's Self-image
by Mike Galloway

Formal"Boatie" - Lizaboa

"Then I looked again
at all the acts of oppression
which were being done
under the sun.
And behold I saw
the tears
of the oppressed
and that they had
no one to comfort them;
and on the side of their
oppressors was power,
but they had
no one to comfort them."
Ecclesiastes 4:1

Wild Rory - paralyzed by gun shot yet grateful
for loving care


L'l River raccoon


Candy-cane corn snake

Opossum Brothers:
Tom & Jerry

Brother Tom

Animal-Assisted GSI

Scotty my service dog
assistant :-)

Scotty doing his job well

God's living teddy-bears

Missing the old days

My Proverbs 31 wife
meeting my old girlfriend, elephant "Jean"

Old friends Jean & Panya meet my daughter

Jean meets her keeper's son

Mandy Clouded Leopard who saved me from suicide

My morning greeters
Akela & Rakshi
Back in the den they'd beg me to rub their heads
to start the day.

Shiva -my PTSD leopard
raised by humans, terrified of other leopards

Bratar:the cowardly lion

Rani: Bratar's sister :-(

Banu - my favorite comedian who loved to prank people

Candra, Banu's mom

Banu teasing Candra

Byomi asking for a treat

Ali the bitter black panther who learned love

Zoe: disabled squirrel
born with no tail / only 3 feet
- even more lovable

Scotty meets his first gator

Marriage in Christ

Suzy protecting her rescued puppy

Molly the semi-blind Opossum Lady

Little Blue
- transferred to Fed. rehab

Big Red
- gunshot wound

Baby Huey acting tough

Scotty's piggy

Rescuing Stubby
(see his Facebook page)

Audubon Zoo memories

Lizaboa Animal Assistant

David & elephant Panya

Mr. Galloway
Old Sheepdog

Russian Legless Lizard

Hawk - Barron
powerful talons

Otis - hit by car

Little River as a baby

Little River
working on the lock


























GSI - Good Shepherd Initiative - Homepage

The Purpose
of Disabilities
see also Disability Resources

(See also: Forgiveness, Autism, Disability Purposes,Bullying, Counseling)

Zoe - our "disabled" squirrel
(born with no tail & missing back left foot)

surgmike froghand
The Good Shepherd will lead you through any trial,
if you will follow in humility.

Nobody stands alone. All of us have both abilities and disabilities. It's just that some are more obvious than others. Sadly, the natural tendency of human selfishness and pride (sin nature) blinds us to the true purposes for trials, difficulties, and disabilities.

There is a reason. Nothing happens by accidenct, but not all things come from God. We now live in a broken, infected creation, partially separated by mankind's choice from God's full protection and provision. Yet, nothing sneeks past the Good Shepherd. He never looks down in shocked surprise thinking: "Shoot, I didn't see that coming". The good news is that God stops millions of things from happening. The best news is that everthing that happens has been allowed by Him for an eternal reason. By the way, beyond disabilities, that also includes the difficult circumstances and hurtful people that are in everyone's life.

Not everyone can be super smart, a great athelete, amazing musician, or movie star. Actually none of those sorts of "abilities" come even close to the most awesome ability in the universe.

That ability is the most valuable and the most important anyone has ever experienced or imagined. And anyone can have it, for free, guaranteed! You can't earn it, buy it, or make it by your own willpower or effort. Yet once you have it, no one can ever take it away from you. That most valuable ability, that gift, is the character of our Creator, Christ, the fruit of His loving Spirit.

"the fruit of the Spirit is love: joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law." (Galatians 5) It's a free gift through Jesus the promised Messiah, bought and paid for by His pure unselfish life, His self-sacrificial death, and His resurrection power. It's not a thing. The gift is Himself as Lord and Rescuer by simply submitting in faith - surrendering our selfish will to His pure loving will.

“Therefore, having been justified by faith,
we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace [= gift]
in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations,
knowing that tribulation produces perseverance;

and perseverance, character; and character, hope.

Now hope does not disappoint,
because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts
by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

Romans 5:1-5

"And we know that all things work together for good
to those who love God, to those who are the called
according to His purpose.

For whom He foreknew, He also predestined
to be conformed to the image [character] of His Son,
that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Romans 8:28-29

"Concerning this thing [disability/trial]
I pleaded with the Lord three times
that it might depart from me. 
But He said to me,
'My grace [
gift] is sufficient for you,
for My strength is made perfect in weakness.'
Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my disabilities,
that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 
Therefore I take pleasure in disabilities, in reproaches,
in needs, in persecutions, in distresses,
for Christ’s sake.
For when I am weak, then I am strong."
2 Corinthians 12:8-10

If you are feeling so down that even suicide crosses your mind as an option, then please see the following article. I wrestled with the same feelings for many years as a youth and young man:


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