Loving the unlovable

Reading Time: 8 minutes Last Wednesday morning was like every other Wednesday morning: I dressed for work and packed everything the baby would need for a day at my in-law’s. Before I pulled out of our driveway, I said our usual prayer for safety on the roads. Then I began to sing some hymns and…

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A Response to Hate and Fear

A response to hate and fear. UNashamed.

Reading Time: 7 minutes This week, which began with the 240th anniversary of this nation’s independence and celebration of the various freedoms in which our citizens enjoy, has unfortunately seen the escalation of senseless violence and tragic loss of life in a number of incidents across the United States. Communities and individuals are overwhelmed…

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Humble Ourselves For Time is Short

Reading Time: 4 minutes Droughts, wildfires, dust storms, hurricanes, floods, derechos, earthquakes, tsunamis; frightening outbreaks of West Nile virus and Hantavirus put large sections of the country on edge; the economic and political arenas are filled with uncertainty and conflicting messages. Today’s world would be alien to those who lived even a few decades…

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Empowered Witnessing: Reaching All People (Part 2)

Group of young people of multiple ethnicities.

Reading Time: 9 minutes In Part I, we discussed some of the challenges to witnessing to our non-Christian family, friends, and those within our circle of influence. Sometimes we may have only one opportunity—perhaps a casual meeting during our commute to work or a seemingly random question from the clerk at the store—but the…

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