Healers

For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them. (Matthew 18:20) A tribute to the dedicated men and women who serve on the floors of hospitals. Most of my previous experience with hospitals has been as the patient, the pastor or a relative or friend visiting someone in a hospital. I either received the care or got out of the way so others could provide it. […]

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Meet a group doing something about Human Trafficking

It would be better for you if a millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea than for you to cause one of these little ones to stumble. (Luke 17:2) The millstones mentioned in the Bible refer to stones used to grind grain into flour. In this Luke passage Jesus is probably referring the large, round stones which were perhaps three feet in diameter and six to eight inches thick. […]

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Love, Marriage and a Broken Carriage

The fact I still feel reluctant to talk about divorce thirteen years later, tells me – and probably you too – how tender I still feel about the reality I am divorced from the father of my daughters. We married Labor Day weekend forty-six years ago. He was my closest friend, confident, and partner through many ups and downs of life for over three decades. I have been writing about divorce for nearly a decade […]

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The Art of Relocating – Part Seven

Let your light so shine before others that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:16) Many a church leader is wringing his or her hands today about the steady decline in church membership. Others who are more knowledgeable than I am have written great pieces about this phenomenon. Here I’d like to render some opinions about what it is that might actually attract and keep those elusive new […]

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The Art of Relocating – Part Six

Serendipity Jesus told him, “You can be sure that anyone who gives up home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or land for me and for the good news will be rewarded.” Mark 10:29-30. I don’t know anyone for who these words have ever been literally true. I do know many people, myself being one of them, who have realized in retrospect that the blessings of the present could not have […]

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