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Eucharisteo is how Jesus, at the Last Supper, showed us to transfigure all things - taking the pain that is given, giving thanks for it, and transforming it into a joy that fulfills all emptiness.
"Why did it seem that when a person really started listening to God, others assumed that person had gone off the deep end? Maybe because God does lead us into unusual places." -From The Search by Suzanne Woods Fisher
"God doesn't convict us of sin just to make us feel guilty. Conviction is meant to move us to confession and repentance. After confession comes forgiveness. It's like the sun shining after the summer storm. There is peace and joy to be found in God." -from The Waiting by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Category Archives: Learning!Loving!Living!
Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all!! Several weeks ago we were introduced to vetkoeks (pronounced “fat cooks). Vetkoeks is a traditional South African treat. Much like the beignets that we came … Continue reading
Learning to live and love in another culture is learning to breath grace. This phrase – breath grace – is so lovely. Deep breath; Jesus provides the breath and the grace. Go ahead – do it! Close your eyes and … Continue reading
Week #2 of cross cultural training is done! It hasn’t necessarily been an easy week. Actually, in some ways, it has been down right difficult! Eyes have been opened and hearts broken in learning all that we DO NOT know. … Continue reading
Well, week #1 of pre-field training at The Center for Intercultural Training is complete. Overwhelmed, tired, brain dead, exhausted, excited, amazed, blessed….just a few of the things that we are feeling. Overwhelmed with all that we DON’T know Tired from … Continue reading
I have been waiting to blog for the last few months – thinking…I need to wait until something is happening to write a blog. After all, right now we are waiting to GO! Waiting on partnerships to come through. Waiting … Continue reading
The alarm clock goes off. It’s 5:30am. The Man hits the snooze button. That doesn’t stop the inevitable. It goes off again. It’s 5:39am. The Man whispers, “It’s 5:39. Time to get up.” NNNOOOOOO! Not yet. There is not one … Continue reading