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October 20 2014

One Voice

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We quietly entered in, as the music was in full swing. It was our first “pub night” in the little town of Rostrevor, Northern Ireland. We had to hurry to make it in before the …

On fighting, farming and feasting

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I’ve come to think that the implements for peace are in the granaries, not the armories. Maybe we need to look in garden sheds, not gun safes, when attempting to address our hostile urges. I survey …

A Missions Report From This Grove of Trees

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Dear missionary, I read your recent letter sharing news of travels to several mission fields. Your stories of God’s kingdom breaking in within so many varied geographies and cultures filled me with joy. You bring good …

Chasing the Cool of the Day

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The mental image is calming. I am pulled into craving to walk---literally walk---with God through a canopied forest along the banks of a burbling cold stream. The water crests rocks, falling into white veils. My …

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October 10 2014

El Roi

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There is no story in the Bible I relate to more than that of pregnant Hagar and her downfall in the desert. I picture her heaving, on hands and knees, her swollen belly grazing against the hot sand. …

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October 08 2014

The Idol of Experience

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I didn’t realize how pregnant my heart was with expectation. Then I boarded the plane. The two and a half hours to Washington allowed unconscious longings and expectations to move front and center into my …

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