Tag Archives: joy

Eating crunchy eyeballs

Life in another culture can be full of unexpected adventures. For instance, I recently had a meal of posho with beans, ‘little fish’ and hot chili peppers. I had deliberately avoided this meal at the mess hall where I am staying, … Continue reading

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Earth Splitting Joy

And all the people went up after him, playing on pipes, and rejoicing with great joy, so that the earth was split by their noise. (1 Kings 1:40, RSV) The “splitting of the earth” is an obvious hyperbole, so much so that … Continue reading

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Millions in the Mattress: A Short Narrative of the Left-Handed Orphan

The email arrived in 2006, we both agree. I remember wondering if this were yet another ridiculous scam birthed in some dark room in Africa. He wondered if my terse reply was a sign of good intent or ill. Born … Continue reading

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consIDered: What is the purpose of the Church?

It is my belief that if the Church is who it is supposed to be then what the Church does will reflect its character and mission. Continue reading

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Day 13 of 140, Personal Devotion Tweets

…4 I say to you that their angels in heaven continually see the face of My Father who is in heaven. http://goo.gl/3cE7Gs  #whenkidsdie I came to the office today to be greeted by some dear friends burdened by the deepest of … Continue reading

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Day 12 of 140, Personal Devotion Tweets

God helps those incapable of helping themselves. He walks with us and is in us since life is truly 2 much to handle http://goo.gl/OB1Dlc  Today is Monday, the week stretches out long for some, short for others. Some will look … Continue reading

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