Juita Kartini (Jakarta, Indonesia)
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Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. - Deuteronomy 11:18 (NIV)
When I was a child, my father would gather the whole family together every evening to read the Bible and The Upper Room. When we prayed together and he gave a brief explanation of the scripture, I felt it come alive.
After I entered college, we had difficulty getting the...
"Many of us are used to the idea that we might speak to God or to Jesus. Maybe at times it feels like shouting into the darkness or whatnot, but it’s not hard to do—at least as an imaginative exercise. What’s harder—even imaginatively—is to try to hear Jesus speaking to us. Are we just making things up? Are we just using Jesus as a puppet to say whatever we want to hear?" READ MORE