Leaving Home

For the last five years, I have served my community faithfully on staff at my church. I know we can toss around cliches like "life changing" and "transformational", but God has used the last five years to change the trajectory of my life, and I can't simplify it anymore than that. Six years ago, he provided …

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There Is Room

We stood in the airport terminal, a group of friends from our church and their children, holding balloons and flowers. A few of us displayed signs reading “Welcome!” and “We are so glad you’re here!” in Arabic. We attracted quite a few glances while we waited. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect, standing there with …

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