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Photo by r. nial bradshaw

Photo by r. nial bradshaw

By Melanie Mar Chow

He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time. 2 Timothy 1:9 NIV

Thanks to social media, after being “sprung forward” into March 8, 2015, I was quickly notified that it was going to be a day of shout-outs for women, as it was International Women’s Day.  From Facebook posts about Wonder Woman to friends simply honoring their mothers and grandmothers’ lives was a reminder of the importance of expressing gratitude for women across the planet…and yet the number of posts seemed small from my vantage point. (more…)

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Photo by Wendy Choy-Chan

Photo by Wendy Choy-Chan

By Wendy Choy-Chan

A sight quite common in Jerusalem and Israel, but not so much here in North America, is the abundance of stones – stone roadways,  stone buildings, and the many ruins we visited with stone walls, stone arches and stone structures.  The stones tell many stories – from their different sizes and composites, and the combinations of different stone types within the structures. (more…)

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