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March 2, 2016

Mark 10:52:  Jesus said to him, ‘Go; your faith has made you well.’ Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way. On vacation in France recently, I twisted my foot while walking downhill and broke my fifth metatarsal. At the...

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March 1, 2016

Go, Baptize, Teach, Remember. These two verses are called by Christians “The Great Commission “. It catches my attention that it seems to be backwards. Usually we don’t go anywhere, the person Comes, we Teach, make sure they Remember and then we...

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February 29, 2016

This gripping text tells part of the story of Jesus and the disciples being in the Garden of Gethsemane, before Jesus is betrayed by Judas.  Jesus is already in turmoil.  Friends and followers are exhausted and cannot stay awake.  Jesus knows the...

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February 28, 2016

The Book of Esther is one of my favorite stories of The Bible.  There’s a lot of learnings and reflections we can make from this novel.  Esther 4:16 is a powerful and inspiring verse for this Lent season.  What can we learn from this Jewish woman,...

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February 27, 2016

The lepers in Luke 17 are not healed until they obey Jesus’ instructions to “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” When they start on their way they are still lepers who have no reason to present themselves to the priests, but they believe in Jesus...

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February 26, 2016

One of the perceived obstacles to working with refugees and immigrants is language. “If we speak different languages, how will I ever connect?” In Rwanda last year, I visited a refugee camp where the primary language was Kinyarwanda, a language I...

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