For years I traveled the world with (mostly) women I met on the internet. I oversaw Compassion Bloggers – taking groups of great writers overseas to see the ministry of Compassion International and then write about it in hopes of seeing thousands of children sponsored. Most of the bloggers I… Read More
Mathew 5:44-45 I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. The next day… Read More
Matthew 6:7-8 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. As a child I was told to talk… Read More
“Please, do you want a picture?” Our guide herded us into position in front of the photographer. “This is how we live,” she said.
God put on skin and moved into this neighborhood two thousand years ago. Today Bethlehem is part of the West Bank, cities walled in behind concrete erected by the Israeli government.
Inside the walls unemployment is almost 60% today. Outside, in the rest of Israel, it is less than 6%. Inside the walls Christians make up, at the very least, 15% of the West Bank’s population. Outside the walls Christians are less than 2% of Israel’s population.
Almost all of us bought a copy of our group’s photograph. To support our brothers and sisters living in Bethlehem. View Post
“I need to pray about it,” he told the pastor. “I understand,” the pastor said,”It’s good to pray before making such a big commitment like this.” “Thirty-eight dollars sure is a lot of money,” the man said. The pastor nodded. “It sure is. So let’s both pray about whether you… Read More
I fell in love and then everything fell apart. Which is a tad bit dramatic and not exactly true but that’s certainly how it felt at the time. And so I prayed. And God answered. I traveled to El Salvador many years ago to prove once and for all that… Read More