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Pray for the Middle East

Wars. Rumors of war. Fighting, killing, and carpet bombing. These are just a few of the images and thoughts that come to most of our minds when we think about the Middle East. We are inundated with images of terror, radicalism, and chaos–yet, after spending almost two weeks in Egypt, I can say that the…
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You Asked For It: On Loving Your Neighbor

“What does it mean to truly love your neighbor?” What a great question for us to ponder. In giving us the Great Commandment, Jesus said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is…
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A Different Kind of Chef

This is a repost of a blog that ran in July 2016, but we liked it so much we had to share it again!  But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of…
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Voice of Truth Summer Choir Tour

Go tell his disciples and Peter. Mark 16:7. Go tell his disciples, and Peter! Jesus calls Peter by name even though Peter had denied Him three times. That is the purest example of God’s grace. Go tell his disciples, and Peyton. Go tell his disciples, and Charlie. Go tell his disciples, and Emma. Jesus calls…
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Plugging In

The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. Romans 8:11 The greatest release of power on earth was not a hurricane or tornado; not the launch of a rocket nor the massive explosion of a nuclear bomb. The greatest release of power was the energy of the Spirit of God…
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You Asked For It: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

“Why do bad things happen to good people?” This is a question that has been asked down through the ages. In Romans 8, Paul talks about creation groaning because the original sin that cast it into utter disarray. Of course, Job’s friends did not understand this view and had a different answer to that question.…
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A Medical Clinic for Chijmu

The Mt. Bethel UMC men’s team from Marietta, Ga., arrived in Quesimpuco late Saturday evening around 9p.m. after an 11.5 hour drive from the La Paz airport, which included a nice picnic lunch stop beside a high-plains lake that is known for flamingos. They saw plenty of llama herds, quinoa fields and incredible mountain peaks…
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A Hopeful Naiveté?

A dear friend recently told me that a major difference between the two of us is that I am an optimist and they are a realist. That led me to question where my hope for the world comes from. I think the hope I hold to is not due to a sheltered life or a…
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