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[19 Jun 2015]
A “Call” from Charleston

by Doug Wysockey-Johnson “Calling” is the lens through which I try to live my life. As a Christian, it means trying as best I can to figure out God’s call to me in and through the events of my life. Since Thursday morning, I have been trying to figure out what is my call around the racism which seems to be getting worse and worse in this country. Here are a few imperfect thoughts: 1. Reflect, But Not Too Long There is a time to reflect, and a time to act: The work of Lumunos is to help busy people stop, pause, and reflect. We believe so strongly that our actions in the world will be more meaningful, effective, and true if we are willing to stop and listen. I believe that this kind of reflection is desperately needed in today’s world. And it can be a total copout at times. A ...

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[16 Jun 2015]
Where My Feet Take Me

by Paul Hettinga Last Thursday marked the 43rd anniversary of Joanna and me being married. Laughingly, we have wondered if we’ve had 43 years of growing, loving and enjoying each other…or has it been one year lived over 43 times? Living with another person, sharing your life with another is of all gifts the highest gift of all - and at the same time the most challenging gift to fully embrace and realize in your life individually and together. So, I wonder: how many of the 43 years were not simply repeats of the previous year or years? Gladly and with a modest amount of humility I can say that most, if not all the years we’ve had together, have grown on the experience of the past years and embraced the future with expectations of growing together and individually more with each new year. Do I dare compare this to my relationship with God? ...

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