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November 6, 2020

Taken Away

As I write this, I have 246 days remaining until I am released from prison. In preparation for my return to society, I pray that God will help me release my...

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November 5, 2020

Watered By the Word

In the spring of 2017, tour groups from all over the world were drawn to a desert area in the United States. The attraction was radiant carpets of wildflowers that had...

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November 4, 2020

A Spiritual Plumb

When I was a teenager, my father often took me to help him in his trade, bricklaying. While helping him, the instruments that most fascinated me were the plumb and the...

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November 3, 2020

Drenched in Grace

In today’s reading, Naaman went to Elisha hoping to be healed of leprosy. Naaman was disappointed when Elisha conveyed a message through his servant to wash seven times in the river...

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November 2, 2020

A New Way to Serve

When I became a Christian 25 years ago, I took seriously Jesus’ words in Matthew 28:19: “Go and make disciples of all nations.” I worked as an interpreter with the many...

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November 1, 2020

Wonderfully Made

Growing up as a dark-skinned boy, I endured constant pain from bullies who would call me “charcoal boy.” These taunts seriously affected my self-esteem and self-confidence. I would come home from...

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October 31, 2020

Gratitude

I began the Camino de Santiago, the Way of Saint James, weighed down by issues in my life and with a deep sense of tiredness. My spouse and I had decided...

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October 30, 2020

First and Last

Growing up, my brother and I had an ongoing dispute as to who was the favorite child. As the firstborn, I thought I had an edge. I’d been around the longest....

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October 29, 2020

Friends Who Encourage

Sherry and I have been lifelong friends even when hundreds of miles separated us. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time and told that my uncertain future...

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October 28, 2020

Here I Am

My dream has always been to work for one of the world peace organizations. I prayed for God to help me. Because I knew that having experience would make it easier...

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The role of the prophet is twofold; one, to speak with power and secondly to speak to power. This work on anti-racism does both of those things. The videos, writings and resources are powerful representations of what grace and justice sound like and the orators and writers who approach this work do so with a conviction deeply rooted in gospel. These women and men help us reimagine a prophetic voice in a time such as this. This work is needed.”


View a growing list of resources for the spiritual work of overcoming racism.