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I’m a Missionary… But It’s Not What You Think

By Ben Gray As I spread the news that our family was headed to Palestine, what I told people depended on the context in which I knew them. At work I told people that we were moving to Jerusalem to

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The Transition

By Adrainne Gray Transitioning is the time between one country and the next. I am happy to say, after unforeseen delays, our visas have finally been approved by the Israeli Ministry of Interior. We are scheduled to depart August 9.

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The Excitement of Leaving

When we tell our friends and acquaintances that we are moving the entire family to Jerusalem they often say “Oh, how exciting!” For several weeks I’ve had trouble recognizing the emotion I feel as excitement. From the moment we officially accepted the assignment we

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The Process of Leaving

In the book “Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds” authors, Pollock and Van Reken, designate three stages in preparing to live outside of your country of origin: Leaving, Transitioning, Entering. Within those stages Third Culture people (people who have a

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Our “New” Typical Day

7:00 a.m. Wake, splash water on face, eat fast, get coffee (if we hadn’t sold the grinder!) 8:00  Roofers coming to patch roof (preparing for renters) 8:30 Continue to load car for trip to the storage unit 8:45 Car was

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Learn About the Lutheran Church in the Holy Land, Fast

  [View the story “ELCJHL” on Storify]  

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Take the Lead on World Hunger

This Lent we are invited to listen carefully for God’s voice in our lives. The move from prayer, to recognition of our need for God, to acknowledging our relationship with hungry neighbors teaches us to open our hands to ensure

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Swim Lessons

This past weekend my family spent both Saturday and Sunday at The Georgia Institute of Technology’s beautiful aquatic center as my little girl struggled through her first swim meet. She walked away with four disqualifications out of 7 events, one

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Alchemy

Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery here in Atlanta features guest writers periodically in its publication Eyedrum Periodically. The publication’s 9th issue is themed: Alchemy – how we change, how we grow, how we question what we know and don’t know

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When Liturgy Comes Alive

Does life seem to mimic the liturgical season for anyone else? These are the seasons that some churches follow marking transitions within the Christian story beginning usually in November. Most people who are vaguely familiar with Advent think it is

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