Monthly Archives: September 2016

The Power of One

One of the MacArthur Foundation’s latest genius grants has been awarded to Rebecca Richards-Kortum, a professor at Rice University who has co-founded a hands-on engineering training program which challenges undergraduates  to solve medical problems in the developing world. The grant … Continue reading

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Redemption?

It is 3:03 A.M.  Several minutes ago, I was jolted awake by a dream which I remember in vivid detail. The dream involves two young black men, Krishaun Branch and Robert Henderson. Their difficult, but successful, struggles to leave the … Continue reading

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Lament for the Children

 Why, O God?  What about the children? Sweet child in a red shirt, blue shorts, brown sandals lovingly fastened by his mother, (dark hair carefully combed by the waves) lies in lapping water on an ocean shore far from home. … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God – God Thinks Twice ( Exodus 32: 1-14 – Part 2)

Eugene Peterson’s book “Eat this Book” teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways. Our Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. Below is part 2 of … Continue reading

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My Once-in-a-Lifetime Life – The Hymnal, Guest Blog by Joy Zomer

“My Once-in-a-Lifetime Life” is a series of occasional blogs written by Joy Zomer, who spent several years in Europe as a Christian missionary.  Now a single mom of three children, Joy is the director of a high school alternative education program. … Continue reading

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From My Reading

“I must confess to you in all honesty that for me God is and has always been absolute mystery. I do not understand what God is; no one can. We have intimations, inklings; we make faltering, inadequate attempts to put … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God – Making our Own gods (Part 1)

Eugene Peterson’s book “Eat this Book” teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways. Our Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. This well -known story of … Continue reading

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“Do Not Quarrel with Your Lot in Life”

“Do not quarrel with your lot in life. Do not complain of its never-ceasing cares, its petty environment, the vexations you have to stand, the small and sordid souls you have to live and work with. Above all, do not resent … Continue reading

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