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Abba

“Abba! All things are possible for You. Take this cup away from me! Still, not what I want, but what you want.” Mark 14:36 That Abba word is thrown around in songs from any number of Christian artists and we sing it with a holy hum in our throats and a quiet assurance that we […]

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Thirsty? Hold On, It’s Gonna Rain

  The hiking trail in Mevasaret Zion, Jerusalem, Israel Photo credit: Isaac Stone, www.internationalbrofari.com Thirsty land. The kind with crevices and cracks, empty creek beds and dust flurries flying by without the weight of moisture to keep topsoil in place while fields, once fertile and heavy with the harvest, now erode down to bedrock. Thirsty land. […]

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When Serving Jesus Looks Like Work For Everyone Else

 Photo Credit: Isaac Stone www.internationalbrofari.com My arms hurt from reaching waaayyyy up to the very top of the windows. “What the heck,” I thought to myself, “Why would people press their faces up against the glass? Or anoint the windows with oil? Do they have any idea how much work this makes for the people […]

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When Everyone Says No and God Says Go

 “How can you go to the Middle East right now? Don’t you feel like you’re not safe?” “Do whatever you have to do to be ok!” “Be careful where you go!” “Avoid that neighborhood, it’s better if you don’t go there.”  Radiating cracks on the Light Rail windows as we travel toward downtown.  Photo Credit: […]

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Looking For Angels Instead of God

  Just around the corner from The Garden Tomb, near Old City, Jerusalem It was Monday, September 22nd, and we had been wandering through an Arab shopping area for about half an hour looking for a gate into the Old City.   Our plan was to get lost and wander but this wasn’t quite what we […]

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