When relationships are more important than sales (Rebekah in Bahrain’s “Little India”)

The Lord himself will go before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forget you. Don’t be afraid and don’t worry.Deuteronomy 31:8 Today's report from Bahrain picks up on more of the colorful international flavor of the Kingdom. Of the approximately 1.6 million residents, over 600,000 are migrant workers, comprising …

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party girl takes it to the next level

Here's the story. Back around 1991, our then seven-year-old daughter read a newspaper headline: "University of Florida Nation's #1 Party School!" "Mamma, Daddy," she called out. "I know where I want to go to college!" Time passed, Naomi grew up, and it turns out she didn't become a Gator... but our enthusiastic daughter certainly did …

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if you are afraid, try love #syrianrefugees

So I've been thinking about all the refugee conversation that's been rattling all around the news, the "water-cooler," and social media this past week. I've been kind of horrified, to be honest, at the way fear has wormed its way into the consciousness, the opinions, and the decision-making of so many. "Forget the Statue of Liberty," many …

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Following the rest of Italy to the Adriatic Coast

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” - Mark Twain Our son, Andrew, and his wife, Alicia, are gracious and …

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Kicking God out on the street (I am the innkeeper)

While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn" (Luke 2:6-7) Wednesday evening - at Wake Forest Presbyterian Church - …

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Travel + hospitality = Italy

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do …

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