My NYC Rooftop Experience

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By Shirley Sells Last September I participated in a mission trip with Embrace Women’s Missions and Ministries (Embrace) to New York City (NYC). My team ministered to 9/11 survivors at Graffiti Church in Manhattan, ministered at Urban Impact in Jackson Heights, Queens, and helped lead a women’s conference at First Haitian Baptist Church in Canarsie, […]

“Peace, be still!”

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August 29, 2005 is a day of memory for many different people for many different reasons. For me, it was the first day of my first year of doctoral seminars. I remember that morning clearly – not so much for profound discussion taking place in the three different classes I had that day, but more […]

Praying for Embracing NYC


In a little over two weeks, eight women representing North Carolina Baptist churches will venture to New York City for a very full four days of missions. Anytime God’s people engage in reaching people far from God with the Gospel, they need their fellow brothers and sisters in Christ interceding and asking the Lord to […]

What are you whatevering?

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*This post was originally published on May 21, 2012. Over the last several years I have been amazed – and appalled – by hearing some of the talk of Christian friends who are accepting whatever. “Yes, they are barely clothed as they are dancing around the screen. You might call it porn. I don’t care. […]