April 2015

Amish Forgiveness Versus ISIS Militants

April 27, 2015

Remember hearing about the Nickel Mines shooting back in October of 2006? That incident touched the hearts of many people, but who knew it would reach a long arm across the ocean to touch the lives of the Kurds? On October 2, 2006, a milk truck driver named Charles Roberts walked into an Amish classroom in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania. He ordered out the boys and adults who were …

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Horse People

April 20, 2015

Hannah meets me walking from my car up to the horse auction. She is young, sweet sixteen, with long blonde hair, a thin pink jacket, jeans. Leather toed-boots peek out below the denim, and she lifts a pant leg to show me the pink camouflage on the side of the boot. She fits the atmosphere here: the Clydesdale clip-clopping on gravel, lifting one huge feathered …

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What Writing Taught Me

April 17, 2015

Last week for the first time in my life, I stood in front of a group of people and communicated. It’s not that I haven’t tried some form of public speaking before. During a term of winter Bible school I gave a class presentation on the woman who washed Jesus’ feet with her tears, and the beauty and mystery of the story, which I had …

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