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10 songs to help you remember persecuted Christians

I’ve had to put the “Around the World in 40 Days” project on hold.  I’m a little sad about that, but every time I’ve tried to pick it back up again, something happened. My computer crashed once and I lost three days worth of posts.  Then we got hit with Winter Storm Stella that dumped… Continue reading 10 songs to help you remember persecuted Christians

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Weekly Saint: Clement Shahbaz Bhatti

Six years ago March 2, Clement Shahbaz Bhatti was gunned down outside his mother’s home in Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan. Bhatti, was the first Christian appointed to governmental cabinet position in Pakistan and served in that position for three years before being killed for no other reason than his Christian beliefs. At the University… Continue reading Weekly Saint: Clement Shahbaz Bhatti

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Weekly Saint: Three Persians

It’s Monday, and that means it Weekly Saint Day! The “saint” on most everyone’s mind this week is Patrick.  That’s because St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, is now the “most global national holiday” (Janick, 2015; Time). However, I’m going to be a little different.  I’m going to tell you about Joseph, Akepsimas and Aethalas of Persia. Way, way,… Continue reading Weekly Saint: Three Persians

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John the Baptist, Part II

Yesterday, I did a lot of speculation about what it might have been like for John the Baptist as a child.  Since we don’t have a lot of biblical proof to go by, we can only imagine what it might have been like for John to grow up with the knowledge that he would become… Continue reading John the Baptist, Part II

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Prayer & Action Request for Father Tom of India

We’re coming up on the one year anniversary of Father Tom Uzhunnalil’s kidnapping in India. In 2015, while on a visit to his homeland India, civil war in Yemen worsened.  India advised it’s citizens not to travel to Yemen, but Father Tom decided that his work at the Missionaries of Charity, an order established by… Continue reading Prayer & Action Request for Father Tom of India

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Weekly Saint: Trading Places

“There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends”  John 15:13   By far, my favorite part of Monday’s is sitting down first thing in the morning with a hot cup of coffee and letting the Holy Spirit “talk” to my heart by leading me to the “Weekly Saint”.  There… Continue reading Weekly Saint: Trading Places

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Weekly Saint: Gayle Williams

October 20, 2008 was a pretty unremarkable day; not much happened that carried a great deal of historical significance. Except for one family who had their world turned upside down. On that day in October of 2008, Gayle Williams of England and South Africa, was shot in the street by two men on a motorbike… Continue reading Weekly Saint: Gayle Williams