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Safety and Surroundings

Today began like any other day in my normal routine, but it didn’t end that way.  It was one of those days – and I’ve had a few of them over the years – where life just completely stops me in my tracks and … Continue reading

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In Jesus’ Words: The Last will be First (Matthew 19:23-30)

In these uncertain and crazy times, we always ask “Why?”  We search for truth and meaning, and at the same time question why are things so unfair.  We only have to turn on the news for a few seconds to make … Continue reading

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Why would a loving and compassionate God send people to hell?

This is the question a co-worker asked me a few weeks ago.  It is an important question, and honestly, a difficult one to try to answer.  My friend was having difficulty reconciling what she saw around the world with her Christian beliefs.  “There are … Continue reading

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Look for Hope

My first experience after arriving in Bangkok was the taxi driver who was taking me from the airport to my hotel, at 1 AM, after having been in an airplane for 24 hours.  He got us lost.  We wandered through the … Continue reading

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My one bag

In recent anticipation of the looming tornadoes across the south, I decided to pack my bag. I’ve never done that before, but a co-worker’s advice echoed in my head telling me that I should be prepared.  Really, I spend my days as a … Continue reading

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The answer is…

It’s frightening sometimes, definitely sad, and it can leave you feeling down or hopeless. The events of just the last few months are enough to keep us at nights wondering. A missing Malaysian plane with 239 souls on board, a sinking South … Continue reading

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What happens when we pray?

Among the chaos in the news headlines this last week, there was a small news clip of significant impact.  A church bus crashed returning home to North Carolina after a three-day Jubilee celebration in Gatlinburg, TN.  The bus blew a tire and hit … Continue reading

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