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A Change in Perspective

Flood Family, In a recent National Geographic article, astronauts shared how seeing earth from space completely changed their worldview. Some became passionate about the environment, others came home with a new drive to create art that captured what they had seen. Chris Hadfield, a Canadian astronaut, said that orbiting the earth made him feel more...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Saturday, July 14

Luke 9:12-27 12 Late in the afternoon the Twelve came to him and said, “Send the crowd away so they can go to the surrounding villages and countryside and find food and lodging, because we are in a remote place here.” 13 He replied, “You give them something to eat.” They answered, “We have only...

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Friday Stories: Ufulu

How do you heal the wounds of a divided nation?    In May 2014, the country of Malawi held the most hotly contested general elections in its 20-year history as a democracy. The results of the presidential race in particular were fought over for days after the polls closed, with multiple allegations of rigging and...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Friday, July 13

Luke 9:1-11 When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, 2 and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. 3 He told them: “Take nothing for the journey—no staff, no bag, no bread,...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Thursday, July 12

Luke 8:40-56 40 Now when Jesus returned, a crowd welcomed him, for they were all expecting him. 41 Then a man named Jairus, a synagogue leader, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come to his house 42 because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying. As Jesus was...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Wednesday, July 11

Luke 8:26-39 26 They sailed to the region of the Gerasenes, which is across the lake from Galilee. 27 When Jesus stepped ashore, he was met by a demon-possessed man from the town. For a long time this man had not worn clothes or lived in a house, but had lived in the tombs. 28...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Tuesday, July 10

Luke 8:16-25 16 “No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. 17 For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Monday, July 9

Luke 8:1-15 After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, 2 and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; 3 Joanna the...

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Home Away From Home

Flood Family, At our staff meeting this Tuesday, we were blessed by the presence of a very jet-lagged but very happy Sean Kampondeni, freshly arrived from Malawi along with his wife Tapiwa and their four kids. As he sat down, he looked around the room and smiled, “Now I feel like I’ve officially arrived.” We...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Saturday, July 7

Luke 7:39-50 39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is—that she is a sinner.” 40 Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.” “Tell me, teacher,” he...

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