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Prayer from Matthew 10: 29-30 for Xinmo, China, for Islamabad, Pakistan

Not a sparrow falls to the ground, you say — how much more those trapped beneath the landslide in Xinmo, Sichuan Province, or those caught on the highway in the explosion of the Islamabad tanker? They do not fall without … Continue reading

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Resources for Easter from around the World

I share a few from Gifts of Many Cultures (Pilgrim 1995) and Gifts in Open Hands(Pilgrim 2011) and from Red Crearte Benjamin Gonzalez Buelta’s remarkable poem about the women at the tomb. Call to Worship from Spain We do not … Continue reading

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Pentecost — Brasil, China, United States

Resources for Pentecost — Todd Jenkins of the United States, Jaci Maraschin of Brazil and Wang Weifan of China. Risking Pentecost — Call to Worship When the resurrected Christ ascended, the disciples went into organization mode, promptly replacing Judas as … Continue reading

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Easter Traditions — Kites and Swings

It is often the case that the Sunday after Easter is called Bright Sunday and is an occasion for humor – remembering the Risus Paschalis – that the Resurrection is God’s joke on the devil. And it may also be … Continue reading

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Words from China … about Love

Each of these short writings are slightly different. Love is a central theme, each in a different way. The writers wrote them in an English language learning class and communication in English was a challenge and a wonderful accomplishment. They … Continue reading

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Words of thanks from Mexico and from China

Words of thanks from a resident at Casa San José de los Huérfanos (Orphans), Colima, México Señor  yo te quiero dar gracias por ser cariñosa, bondadosa, afortunada porque puedo sentir, soñar, comer, reír, querer, escribir, dormir, hablar, escuchar, comprender, entender, … Continue reading

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June 28, 2012 – the thirty-second day since Pentecost

On this last June posting I simply ask … who will you hand a flower? … whose flower is waiting for your hand? This reflection from China is by Shen Ben (Judy). This story happened on a self-study course in … Continue reading

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