Awaiting times and seasons

No rain—not a drop—fell on our spot in Austin for two months. Daily temps rose above 100. Then we came to regard that number as mercy. 105 lost its shock value as mid-100s became commonplace. Several days our thermometer read 108.  In the interest of …

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Supply-chain prayer

Impacting the world, label by label While looking for stuff to shred a couple months ago, I ran across my first prayer journal. Reflective of what I didn’t know in 1987 about the church around world, my “Places with few Christians” list contained only three …

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About Journaling

DEANN ALFORD In the nearly half a century I’ve been writing, I’ve logged well over a million handwritten words,. Much of that writing was in postal letters I prolifically wrote from elementary school on and mailed to friends around the world.  Then in the mid-1990s …

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JESUS’ NEW ORLEANS OUTDOOR FRIENDS

In the hardscrabble inner-city New Orleans neighborhoods of Seventh Ward, St. Roch, and Tremé, some houses still bear spray-painted Xs like morbid trophies, placed by teams searching for victims of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. A few derelict buildings show faded water-level marks from the slow draining of …

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