There’s More than Meets the Eye

There’s More than Meets the Eye

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Two weeks ago, I had the privilege of walking through the Garden of Gethsemane on the foot of the Mt. of Olives in Jerusalem.  Today the Church of All Nations, officially named the Basilica of the Agony, sits on that location. Both names for this church are fitting...
Redefining Failure

Redefining Failure

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(Editor’s note:  Stefanie wrote this article for Fellowship’s Women In Community and she graciously agreed to let us use it here.) A couple of times a week, I beat the sun and my kids out of bed and go to the gym. In December, my class instructor mentioned that we...
Jesus Suffered…So What?

Jesus Suffered…So What?

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Isaiah 52:13-53:12 is often referred to as “The Suffering Servant’s Song.” Its stanzas include these phrases about the Suffering Servant: His appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance He was despised and rejected by men A man of sorrows and acquainted with...
A Picture of Suffering Well

A Picture of Suffering Well

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Her name was Lois, but we lived in a culture where we always put a “handle” on people’s names to show respect, even in our familiarity. So to me, she was always “Mrs. Lois” and to her, I was always “Brother Doug.” On her tallest day, she was probably never much over...
Loving Less ≠ Hurting Less

Loving Less ≠ Hurting Less

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I don’t like pain. In fact, I do all I can to avoid it. So I’ve attempted a zero pain workout plan. My goal is to go out for a run but to always stop running as soon as it starts hurting. My thought is that if I keep doing this, each day I’ll make it a little farther...