Many of you know that I work I teach English at a local Chinese congregation. I want to share with you a story about one of my former students. Note: Name and identifying information changed to protect the identity of the student. Yan Dong A few years ago a new student, Yan Dong, started began […]
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Traditionally, Jewish/ New Year is a time for looking back and hoping ahead… yes, you got that right and it’s not a typo – hoping (not hopping) – ahead. This past year has certainly been one that has made us look ahead with many hopes and not a few fears. The pandemic and local politics […]
Hope is like a butterfly… Butterfly hope gives the lion nothing to pounce on. A roar, a leap, and hope has flitted on in an unexpected flight that could not have been predetermined. Hope lives on.
I would be lying if I were to say everything is fine and all is a bed of roses. I realized at last night’s prayer meeting that we so often pray for each other at the surface level. I was challenged as we read Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3:16: …that according to the riches of […]
As my months in Colorado wind to an end, I realize that I’ve been challenged on many levels. Something that has been a great encouragement to me has been weekly meetings with Ladies from the congregation I’ve been attending. They had just started a study on the book of Colossians when I joined them, at […]