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Pain as Pointer

Disappearing toes. Shrinking fingers. These were the mysteries that Dr. Paul Brand set to demystify when he began working exclusively with leprosy in Vellore, India. At that time, while the stigma around leprosy was large, the actual medical understanding of the disease was quite small.… Read More

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The Cry of Caregivers

While every human being longs to be seen and supported, these longings become the clamant need of primary caregivers. In a world that celebrates flashiness over faithfulness, those who sit by bedsides tend to fall to the wayside. In a world that airbrushes to make… Read More

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One Dollar More

Supposedly, John D. Rockefeller, the oil tycoon often considered one of the wealthiest Americans of all time, when asked what would make him happy, answered, “One dollar more.” My husband and I live on the generosity of the supporters of the Campus Ministry that employs… Read More

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Recharged

When I am spent, I find my soul seeking refuge and refreshment in nature. The compounding stress of carlines,  deadlines, and headlines crushes out a fresh sense of wonder and expectancy in my heart. I cannot say it better than the wordsmith Gerard Manley Hopkins… Read More

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Freed to Plead

The Gospel offers more than an eventual entrance into Heaven; rather, it invites us into the life of Trinity.  It is, indeed, marvelously correct that the gospel frees us from the penalty and power of sin;  however, it is lacking. The Gospel also frees us… Read More