is suffering a good thing?

My heart has been in pain for almost a week and I haven’t been able to shake it. And it’s a pain I haven’t really experienced before, not like a normal heart pain. I’ve been able to goto God for comfort and receive temporary and wonderful relief, much more than television or other things I …

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Our most powerful weapon.

A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stamp on it and really mess it up but do not rip it. Then she had them unfold the paper, …

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Loving the one in front of us

Heidi Baker with her husband Roland founded and leads an organization called Iris Ministries. One of their primary functions was to establish an orphanage for the unwanted children of Mozambique Africa. Heidi’s mission statement at the time was to simply, “love the one in front of you.” Because of this strong intentional love for the …

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An Entire Team Of Teenage Football Players Showing Grace

Italy – Street food

Today we went to the market in Catania. After driving for almost two hours in quite chaotic traffic trying to find the market, we happened to look down one of the side streets to see some vendors. We Parked, paid for our pass and entered the throngs of foreigners and locals haggling. I took a …

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Italy – Settler of Catania

I am now officially a settler of Catania. For those familiar with the German game, settlers of Catan, I now kinda find it offensive. Having been to Catania, I think it’s a nice place as is. I did however trade some paper (money) for some books from a street vendor, I refrained from trading for …

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Italy – Day 1

I missed my flight by 5 mins. My flight into San Francisco from Eugene was delayed by 1 hour because get this, they forgot the fuel. Who forgets the fuel? So we finally lifted off and right before landing, we heard that we might have to hold in the air because of fog. Luckily we …

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Is forgiveness enough?

Is the Church Irrevelant

I am unhappy that Obama got reelected. This is not a political post, actually the opposite. I am unhappy Obama got elected, but its less about him and more about us and the role of the church. Let me expound. The three demographics he won overwhelmingly in were young voters 18-25, Black minorities, and single …

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I Won’t Be Very Far

1 Theodore was a kind king. He loved the people of his kingdom very much, however above all others, there was one who won his heart, his baby daughter Tenara. *    *    * 2 / 3 Tenara was his only child, and worth more to him than his entire kingdom. Every night, after the sun …

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