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Posts by Sis Steele

Empathy, Experience and God’s Call to Speak Up

Learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow. ~Isaiah 1:17 NRSV   We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. ~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin “I’ve never met an activist member of the Evangelical Left before!” The woman stood before me…

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Finding My One Word

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John1:1 NIV In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And…

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Let There Be Night

Sis Steele

Last May in Ireland, a bunch of us, gathered over breakfast, exclaimed over the wonderfully long days, even if they weren’t always sunlit. So much more time to sightsee! “What do you do in the winter?” a guest asked our host.  His reply had us chuckling. “Not much. It gets dark at 5 o’clock. I…

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The Freedom Fighter’s Gift of Peace

This is the first 4th of July when I am not giddy about fireworks, picnics, and parades.  I grew up in the Washington DC area, was born in DC in fact. The 4th of July was a big deal. The Bicentennial was even bigger.   Even when I moved to North Carolina, Independence Day was special,…

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