Category Archives: Love

My Closest Neighbor

I can usually remember where I am when something is said that greatly influences me because I will stop and write it down.  I was in St. Louis, in a class on a Sunday morning.  There was nothing new or … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Hero

A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.”  Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing.” — Mark 1:40-41 … Continue reading

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Worshipping Above the Slaves

It was built in 1482 just a few years before our own Columbus story. It is a massive stone structure on the southern coast of West Africa, one of West Africa’s oldest standing structures. They call it Elmina, Portuguese for … Continue reading

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The Love Exercise

If you were to ask a follower of Jesus for the clearest, most complete description of love, you would probably be directed to 1 Corinthians 13, the “Love Chapter.” It has found a place in wedding ceremonies, inside Valentine Day … Continue reading

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