A Shepherd without his Sheep

I am like a shepherd who has lost his sheep. I know where my little ones have gone, but that doesn’t ease the heartache. How can I call myself a grandfather when I have no one to clamber up onto my knee and beg for a story? I understand the unction of the call of […]

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Brother Andrew: God’s Smuggler

In September 2007, I was sitting in the President Hotel in Cairo, Egypt praying if I should travel on to Lebanon. I had already canceled my flight to Beirut two weeks prior because of the political turmoil Hezbollah had brought to the country. Israel and the Syria backed army of Hezbollah had been at war […]

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Potter’s House

Day One Let’s Take a Trip Let’s imagine we’re going on a trip a long, long trip, all the way to another country. We’re going to need passports and plane tickets and suitcases, swimsuits and sunscreen, shorts and t-shirts, jeans, a sweatshirt and a jacket. We’ll also need to squash sleeping bags, pillows, soap and […]

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Released

The small bird was nothing, really nothing in the sky of such vast expanse, yet she flew with determination. Freed from her cage by an old widow who was paid 500 reil to release her for good luck, she did not wait to hear the prayers to unknown spirits sent behind her. She waited for […]

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Woman Assumes Responsibility For Churchs’ Missions Program

Because of her proven service to her church’s missions ministry, Sandra was assigned the responsibility of overseeing the program. “I believe you’ll do a wonderful job of coordinating the program,” said Pastor Sandy. “I can’t wait to hear your ideas for expanding our missions effort.” Sandra held a special meeting and invited everyone in the […]

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Compassion For Those In Prisons

Granted, only those who have been incarcerated can truly relate to what a prison experience can be like to endure. However, this does not mean that we cannot or should not have compassion for those who are to spend a part or all of their lives imprisoned. Persons who commit violent crimes and post a […]

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