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Preparing for Cambodia

“Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.  All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.” ~ George Bernard Shaw   Our September 2014 Cambodia Mission Team has one meeting left before our departure date of September 7, 2014. Not only have we begun packing team supplies for 29 team…

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Faith Fitness

“Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations. Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience. But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough…

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Loving Without Judgment

“If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?” (I John 4:20 NKJV) Loving without judgment is a choice and an action demonstrated by Jesus. He loved by…

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An Aha! Moment

“Effective leaders build on their own strengths and link their efforts to those of other effective leaders.” ~ Linda Freeman This week, I am celebrating my fifteenth anniversary as an associate pastor at Trinity Church, Miami, Florida and the executive director of Trinity’s Peacemaker Family Center. Over the past fifteen years, I have learned so…

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Love Beyond Borders

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (‭John‬ ‭13‬:‭34-35‬ NKJV)” A few days ago, while we were driving from Miami to ECHO…

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A Garden to End Hunger

“The kiss of the sun for pardon, The song of the birds for mirth, One is nearer God’s heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth.” ~ seen on the blackboard at ECHO International Last weekend, a few members of our Cambodia 2014 Mission Team traveled to ECHO International in Ft. Myers, Florida. We…

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Satisfied

I have been thinking about what it means to be satisfied. Being satisfied is similar to being content: “satisfied with what one is or has; not wanting more or anything else.” I started thinking about my own personal satisfaction after I bought a new computer and started consolidating all of my photos on my Apple…