Church
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It is because of the church’s diversity that the followers of Christ were first called Christians in Antioch. You could not call them Jews or Gentiles, for both were in the church. You could not label them wealthy or poor, … Read More

A secret gem
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A few weeks ago with found this beautiful little place for a picnic in our valley. We even saw an otter!

El que…
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“El que lee mucho y anda mucho, ve mucho y sabe mucho.” ― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de La Mancha

Old Testament God
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If we think God isn’t compassionate and forgiving in the Old Testament, we haven’t read about his patience with the Israelites. And if we think he isn’t demanding and warlike in the New Testament, we’ve missed some of Jesus’s most … Read More

Double force
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The seventeenth-century English pastor Walter Marshall brilliantly pointed out that the good news is a double force in a believer’s life. The good news that we’re forgiven, adopted, and forever loved by God creates thankfulness and hope of life with … Read More

Two kinds
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Church kids come in one of two types—unsaved and saved. Both types desperately need to see Jesus. Klumpenhower, Jack. Show Them Jesus: Teaching the Gospel to Kids. New Growth Press, 2014.

S’Mores
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Here is a short video of s’more making during our Conversational English activity this weekend (watch for the barbarities committed when people realize you can roast more than just marshmallows).

Good role model
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What a tyrant Jesus would be if he lived a perfect life and then, as his main message, told us to be like him. What a setup for failure! Klumpenhower, Jack. Show Them Jesus: Teaching the Gospel to Kids. New … Read More

On the sea
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We took a day to visit the sea with our friends. My goal was to find a petrified sharks tooth. This is how the story unfolded. Beach Houses Sifting through shells Building castles in the sand Me: “How do you … Read More

This place has not grown smaller…
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But it is not Caer Dallben which has grown smaller. You have grown bigger. That is the way of it.“ [L. Alexander, The Chronicles of Prydain – The Book of Three] This quote from the end of Taran’s journey has … Read More