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Tagged With: Reflections

Light of the World

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“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.”  Matthew 5:14

When I was younger, I LOVED lighthouses.  I remember having a poster of a lighthouse on my wall with a huge wave

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Sweet Surrender

I was standing in church the other day, trying to intimately connect with Jesus through worship.  We usually sit in the back on a regular basis (with 3 kiddos that seems to be a necessity at this point).  I had

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A long-awaited Inauguration

Today at our partner church, Iglesia Emanuel, we held our long-awaited Inauguration/Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the Medical Clinic.  It was quite the event.  People came from all over to be involved.  Representatives from IPEE’s Administrative Council and Pastoral Council were there

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Long Time Coming by Jess Delp

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(This is a reflection shared by Jess Delp who volunteered with the Santiago Partnership for two weeks in July 2015)

First off, I want to apologize for the embarrassingly late post. Unfortunately a few things came up that had to

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Puzzle Therapy

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As the holiday season comes to a close, I wanted to reflect on a holiday tradition that I enjoy and provide a little insight as to why this tradition is special to me.  My (Joel’s) family has always enjoyed fixing

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Christmas Eve Reflection from Kim

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As I was feeding my newborn the other day, I was looking into his face as he was sleeping.  How beautiful, peaceful and innocent he is.  Unaware of the crazy, dangerous and uncertain world around us.  He is reliant on

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All be well!

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I (Joel) wanted to share a little bit from how God spoke to me

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Sabbath Retreat

sab-rst  On Friday Joel will be leaving for a Sabbath Retreat so he can continue on his goal to reduce the stress and overall workload in his life.  You can read about when he last talked about this and his beard

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The Power of Prayer

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On September 1st, we received this email from Sharon Martin, a friend who, with her husband, Frank provide pastoral care and prayer support for missionaries:

On Wednesday, August 26, Frank and I left the office at 3:30 pm, an hour

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Small Victories…

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A license plate…it seems pretty simple huh?  In the States, getting your license plates is a very simple process that takes 1, maybe 2 weeks right?  Well, the process has proven to be a little longer here, about 15 months!  

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