Outside the Spotlight

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What comes to mind when you hear John the Baptist’s name?  If you picture a camel hear-wearing, locust-eating, wilderness dweller, you’re in good company.  John was all of those things, but there’s more to him than what our culture would deem quirky behavior. John’s ministry was marked by a profound understanding of his purpose.  He readily admitted, “I am not … Read More

Charleston and the Blood of Jesus

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Tears ran down my cheeks.  I have to confess, it caught me by surprise.  It’s not that I didn’t care, because I did.  I had watched the news, read the articles, and even talked about it with my husband.  But there was something I hadn’t done up to this point. I hadn’t seen a picture.  When I did, I saw … Read More

Fill in the Blank

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Life is full of unknowns.  We make plans, set goals, and dream big, but the reality is that so much lies beyond our reach.  Right now in particular, my life feels like it has an extraordinary amount of uncertainty.  With plenty of major details up in the air, I’ve never been more aware of my own lack of control.  In … Read More

A Seat at the Table

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I spent last week in Honduras serving alongside nine others from my home church and approximately 30 more people from congregations around the United States.  Our trip was facilitated by Baptist Medical & Dental Mission International (BMDMI), an organization with an established presence in Honduras, Nicaragua, and Nepal.  We flew in and out of the capital city, Tegucigalpa, but we … Read More