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Guatemala 2013 (Day 5)

Guatemala 2013 (Day 5) Clap! Clap! Clap! That is the noise of the Guatemalan cooks patting out homemade breakfast tortillas on the veranda. Every time I completed a lap this morning I was met with their clapping. I imagined it … Continue reading

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Guatemala 2013 (Day 4)

Guatemala 2013 (Day 4) Up at 5:30.  Ran four miles.  Pumped out 100 pushups.  I’ll be mush tomorrow. Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, salsa, reddish/brownish beans, tortillas, fresh cantaloupe, Guatemalan cream of wheat with cinnamon. Courtney has the day off from her … Continue reading

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Guatemala 2013 (Day 3)

I wrote my day 2 Guatemala blog until midnight last night (2 AM eastern time).  I tried to post it but the internet was down.  I set my alarm for 4 AM today and woke up hoping to get to … Continue reading

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Guatemala (Day 2)

I don’t recall falling asleep last night.  I am rooming with a young man named Daniel, and I remember laying down on my bed and talking a little sports.  I don’t recall the conversation ending.  The next thing I remember … Continue reading

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Guatemala 2013 (Day 1)

We woke at 1:30 AM and left retreat at the Teconic Christian Retreat Center in order to make a flight out of Newark at 5:20 AM.  The kids were not impressed.  The G.W. bridge was closed on the lower level, … Continue reading

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Weekly Introduction to the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Proper 14C / Ordinary 19C)

Genesis 15:1-6 In our Hebrew Bible reading Abram’s (later Abraham’s) patience is waning.  Previously Abram had received great promises from God (land, descendants, a great nation) but the completion of those promises lacked one key element–Abram and Sarai (Abram’s wife) … Continue reading

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Weekly Introduction to the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Proper 12C / Ordinary 17C)

Hebrew Bible Reading (Genesis 18:20-32) Our Hebrew Bible reading contains the story of Abraham negotiating with God over the fate of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.  Sodom and Gomorrah were populated by sinful people who lived in great wickedness. … Continue reading

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