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Face Forward

“Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”  Luke 22:31 – 32 The heavy sound of old rusty metal scraped along the ground as the gate opened. The high tone of intersecting… Read more »

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Truly Flawless

  Music can speak volumes to our souls. Particularly, if you’re like me, that can happen a lot. But sometimes there’s just one line that a song needs or that it has that doesn’t apply to your life. One of the reasons I love the MercyMe song “Flawless” is that it covers all the bases…. Read more »

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Catalyst Farms

Catalyst Farms We are excited to share with you what God has been doing in Catalyst in the past few months. Through the generosity of a visionary team of donors, Catalyst has been given a residential property to serve as a specialized supportive services home for survivors of trafficking, addiction, and prostitution. Sex Trafficking is… Read more »

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Jesus as Holy Disruption: part 1 in a 3 part series

Part 1  The last few years have been particularly transformative for me both spiritually and socially as I’ve become more engaged in local anti-oppression movements. My understanding of Jesus and the power of the gospel has also strengthened and evolved. I’ve come to understand Christ as the ultimate embodiment of holy disruption and it I… Read more »

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Honeybees: Miracle Makers

A few years back I learned that honey was just as effective as cough syrup. Its antibacterial properties might even help cure some bacteria-induced ailments. Personally, I thought this was one of the best things that I had ever heard. I could take a spoonful of honey instead of nasty tasting medicine. My kids? Oh,… Read more »

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God’s Provision Through Essential Oils

God created plants and the essential oils within them. “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth…Then God said, “Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.’ And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation:… Read more »

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Children and HIV

When HIV and AIDS first came into the public eye in the 1980’s, it was a disease that carried a great deal of fear and stigma. In the United Sates, the disease, attributed primarily to promiscuous gay sex and intravenous drug use, was even considered a punishment for immoral behavior and possibly even the wrath… Read more »

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Acid Attacks: Making Gender Violence Visible

I have tried to start writing this piece so many times I’ve lost count. This is new for me. Most of the time if I’m trying to make sense of something words are my “go to,” my standard mode of processing. And yet, here I am stuttering and stammering and starting over again and again,… Read more »

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Leaps of Faith

To the delight of a mother’s heart, her baby boy is born and placed on her chest. Though, to the devastation of her dreams, her son is born with a debilitating condition. Unless medical intervention is administered in his early development, he will never walk, jump or run. But such expert support is oceans away…. Read more »