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Thy word is a scalpel

1. “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and it is a discerner of the thoughts and intents … Continue reading

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Abscess

1. “They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace.” Jer. 6:14 NIV The prophet Jeremiah had an unenviable job. He came to tell his people that … Continue reading

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A. J. Heschel #2

Earlier, I wrote about Heschel and his idea of time vs. space, but I wanted to say a few more things on The Sabbath. Then I read this really interesting article in Haaretz about Dror Bondi, an Israeli settler that … Continue reading

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The Other Side

“I hate the very noise of troublous man Who did and does me all the harm he can. Free from the world I would a prisoner be And my own shadow all my company”[1] – John Clare Solitude is something … Continue reading

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The Light

“Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” (John 9:2 NIV) In the Bible, sin and sickness are often indistinguishable. If you are sick there must be a cause, and since God is the ultimate … Continue reading

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Stories

Often, people are rather dismissive of stories. “He is just making that up,” someone might say, as though something that is made up is inherently untrue. But as anyone who has ever gotten goosebumps from reading a good book, or … Continue reading

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Talitha Kumi

I’m still kind of stuck on Mark, but that’s ok. I see it as more of a theme than a rut, plus I keep making so many connections between things I have read in Mark and things that I see/hear … Continue reading

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The Hospital’s One Year Anniversary

Yesterday we celebrated the one-year anniversary of the CURE hospital here in Niger. We had a pretty regular workday, and then in the evening everyone came (with their families) and we had a big party. It was a lot of … Continue reading

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Crookedness

Following up on Julie’s post on Sufiyah, I have been thinking a lot about crookedness. At the hospital here we see many curved bones and crooked feet, especially since clubfoot is one of the conditions that our doctors specialize in. … Continue reading

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