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You can hear it, can you not, the Psalmist’s astonished almost child-like wonder? “You know this heart that beats within me better than I do, O God.” Can you not also hear the promise shimmering in the words? “What will you do, O God, with this mysterious and wonderful and burgeoning... Read More
Faith In Practice 2021 Gala Encouraged in Faith will be held Friday, October 8, at the Hilton Americas. Please join us as we give thanks for God’s faithfulness and for the ways in which God has entrusted us to each other’s care.
The first surgical patients in more than fourteen months lie in pre-op. Miguel Angel, a new hip. Oscar, a reconstructed leg. Julio, a new knee. Surgeries which would allow them to provide for their families, take up their live again, after years of hoping, of praying, for this miracle... Read More
There is no healing without the wound. There is no new life without the scar. There is no Easter without Good Friday. Bright and angry or dull and faded, the mark retells the story of wounding. Reminding us of violation, injustice, pain. Scar. Bathing salve that eases... Read More
Ash Wednesday, the day we remember that the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life. The day we ask the Lord to breathe new life into us yet again as we begin our journey from brokenness to wholeness by... Read More
She sat across from me at the restaurant in Los Esclavos, Santa Rosa. She had been preparing for months for this day, the first day of our very first medical clinic in Santa Rosa, so I took the opportunity to ask her why. What would make someone volunteer to undertake such a clinic,... Read More
“Courage is fear that has said its prayers.” I cannot remember when I first heard these words, but I have never forgotten them. Better said, I have forgotten and remembered them many times, as is often the case with words that hold truth within. We rediscover... Read More