UNITY & DIVERSITY INTERTWINED

UNITY & DIVERSITY INTERTWINED

This post is contributed by the wife of an OPEN staff worker. Back when I lived in Morocco one of my favorite things to do was visit the medina* and watch people working on the looms, as they expertly crafted together a vivid tapestry of vibrant colors and patterns...
A LOVE AFFAIR WITH JESUS

A LOVE AFFAIR WITH JESUS

Have you ever thought deeply about your relationship with Jesus in terms of being a love affair? I hadn’t thought about this until this past year when I began reading some writings of Welton Gaddy. Many of these thoughts that follow, originate from his writings and...

A NEW YEAR!

Every new year is the beginning of a new journey. How will we fare? What will the road be like?  Will our way be rough or easy?  We may have some rough roads to travel before the year is done. If the way is to be flower strewn; a soft robe and velvet slippers will do....
BLESSED NEW YEAR!

BLESSED NEW YEAR!

As we stand on the brink of a New Year, we wonder what the future holds. Most of us probably approach a milestone like this with a combination of excitement and a bit of apprehension. We’re excited about what 2020 might mean for us, and for the same reason...
JOY TO THE WORLD

JOY TO THE WORLD

  As I read the Biblical accounts of the Christmas story, I am impressed with the frequent mentions of JOY. The shepherds were the first to hear this announcement . . . I bring you good news of great JOY that will be for all the people. (Luke 2:10-11) When Mary found...

CHRISTMAS IS COMING

I remember, as a small boy, setting out a piece of cake and glass of milk for Santa. I was thrilled the next day to find the cake half eaten and the milk all gone, proving Santa had really come. It is a tradition we have not kept with our own children as we did not...