Two Years Later: A Prayer for Haiti

Loving God, We come to you, first, in silence. We mourn those who died two years ago in the earthquake. And we mourn with those who continue to mourn. We come to you in sadness, too, for the suffering of...
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Joy's Shadow As New School Year Begins

My daughter attended her first day of kindergarten today. A poignant milestone dressed up in an exceptionally cute plaid jumper. My wife and I thought we were pretty cool with it. Our daughter had attended pr...
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Faith in a Time of Cholera

The litany of horrors somehow won't end: an earthquake kills 230, 000; 80 percent of people already living on less than $2 a day; cholera spreading with help from a hurricane and killing thousands so far. The...
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Destructive Donations?

Henry Thoreau once said, “When people come and say, ‘I want to help you', I flee.”  I think that what Thoreau was trying to tell us is that sometimes those who, with good intentions, try to help can do a g...
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Embrace Your Crisis of Faith

A crisis of faith -- when you seriously question whether what you believe/how you see/what you're committed to is actually true -- is a good thing. It's not pleasant. It hurts. The ground goes wobbly. You may ...
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Meeting Jesus in the Poor

In Luke 16:19-31, we read the story that Jesus told about a certain rich man and a poor man named Lazarus who had lain suffering with hunger and a diseased body just outside of the rich man’s house.  Jesus tel...
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A Year Later – Haiti Earthquake

January 12 marks the one year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti that killed more than 230, 000 people. In addition to that initial loss of life, there has been dealing with the aftermath. On...
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One Year Later: A Prayer for Haiti

A Kindergarten Classroom Currently Being Rebuilt: Photo Courtesy of Haiti Partners Haiti Partners Prayer Loving God, We come to you, first, in silence. We mourn those who died one year ago today in the ear...
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Making Matters Worse in Haiti

Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake. An event that brought devastation and chaos to a nation that seemingly cannon catch a break. At last count there were 9, 943 faith-based organiz...