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The blessing of unmet expectations...

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“He Loved Them To The End…”

Thursday morning brought clearer skies and (slightly) warmer temperatures, thankfully! It also brought a truly bittersweet feeling. I was exhausted and exhilarated at the same time – ready to get some sleep in my own bed, ready to see family, and get in a routine again, but reluctant to leave this place I have grown… Continue reading “He Loved Them To The End…”

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A Man Changed The World

Yesterday morning we woke to a cold, rainy day in Jerusalem. Temperatures had dropped overnight into the low 50’s, and storms were forecast throughout the day. With a day full of outdoor activities planned, we grabbed whatever rain gear and umbrellas we had, and got on the bus headed for Bethlehem, the birthplace of Saul,… Continue reading A Man Changed The World

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Beautiful City of God

  Just for fun tonight, I’m going to start with the incidentals, so maybe you'll laugh and be forgiving of any typos or dumb, incorrect things I might happen to say...it's 1:25 a.m. and I can't be held responsible for inaccuracy! Our bus driver, David (pronounced properly DaVEED,) is probably in his early 60’s, almost… Continue reading Beautiful City of God