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The Sheltering Journal

The Sheltering Journal - Gary Woodward

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As is often the case this morning’s bike ride gave me time to mull things over. My first thoughts turned to theologian and philosopher N.T. Wright’s book, “History and Eschatology: Jesus and the Promise of Natural Theology.” After 190 pages of careful sifting through...

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The Sheltering Journal - Mary Braswell

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L.A. went into lockdown mode during a rainy stretch in March that produced beautiful spring blooms. But the dandelions came, too, spreading across my backyard like an infectious disease. I had extra time on my hands. How hard could it be to get rid of a few weeds? Following advice from Google...

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The Sheltering Journal - Janie Roach (2)

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“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” - Romans 15:13 At this time, more than any other, we need an abundance of hope!  One of the greatest joys of my retirement has been to...

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The Sheltering Journal - Armineh Manookian

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Throughout this sheltering time, my family and I have cherished our afternoon walks. On one such occasion, a parrot—out of nowhere—flew right at me. And landed on my shoulder. I yelled. I screamed. I laughed. The owner ran out apologizing. "She just wants to go on a walk with...

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The Sheltering Journal - Julie Larson

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My heart has been heavy over these past two weeks. The death of George Floyd and the ensuing protests and rioting have left me anxious and angry. I’ve been taking my emotions and sheltering them in God’s Word. Psalm 46:1—"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in...

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The Sheltering Journal - Mary Wilson (2)

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The grand work of Justice is to make way for a Love which will give to every man that which is right, even if it should be by means of awful suffering which the love of the Father will not shun, either for himself or his children but will eagerly meet for their sakes, that he may give them all...

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The Sheltering Journal - Andy Wilson

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Martin Luther King, Jr. once said:Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. The events of the past few days have shattered our sheltering silence. Maybe this is a good time to ask:  Is there something going on in my circle of influence that I need to speak...

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The Sheltering Journal - Lecia Van Horn

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In Psalm 80, three times the writer cries out: “Restore us, O God;” in gradually increasing reverence. The NIV Life Application Study Bible calls it a prayer for revival and restoration after experiencing devastation. I too make that my prayer. Being a freelance news writer at...

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The Sheltering Journal - Brooke Williams

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We’ve all slowed down. Lives have shifted, meals have shifted, bike rides and walks have shifted, but life still moves. The grass still has to be mowed and flowers are blossoming everywhere. On my walks, I stop at least three times to smell blooming roses. It’s hard to embrace this...

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The Sheltering Journal - Darren Kennedy

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It’s not terribly surprising, but I have been thinking a lot about “home” recently. Since Friday the 13th (of March), Elisabeth, Sammy and I have sheltered in our Cairo apartment while Calvin lives with my brother in Chicago. This year, I will have officially lived in Egypt...

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