It drives me crazy

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In early May as our blog team mapped out blog topics and a schedule for the summer months, the topic of “what inspires you or makes you crazy” surfaced. We wrote it on the list of possible topics for the taking. After six weeks, I signed up to tackle this topic in a regular post. […]


Land of the free, Home of the brave

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Armed with water and maps of the Freedom Trail, our 2013 Embracing Boston Mission Team could see the monument at Bunker Hill. We soon learned that Bunker Hill is every bit a hill and not a moniker that is used lightly. As our team used our mission trip “free day” to take in the culture […]


All In the Family

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I love my family. In a day and age when families are not as valued as they have been in previous years and people try to provide excuses (I mean reasons) to avoid their families, there is not a group of people with whom I would rather spend time. I enjoy doing things with my […]


Building Bridges During Ramadan

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*This post was first published on July 29, 2012. This Saturday, June 28, 2014, begins the season of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting to earn forgiveness. This is a prime opportunity to build relationships with Muslims to point them to Christ – the only One who can forgive sins and gives forgiveness freely. A […]


Swimming Upstream in a Time of Changing Culture

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I am a news junkie. From the time I was six-years-old, I have loved reading daily newspapers and watching the news. My love of news and love of writing led me to journalism school and before seminary I worked at a mid-sized daily newspaper in Texas. I loved the excitement and constant activity in the […]