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Humerian Missionary Update

We, like you, are adjusting to living life while practicing social distancing and self-isolation. Ukraine closed things like schools and the border fairly quickly after the epicenter of the outbreak shifted to Europe. Only essential businesses are open. And we, like you, have transitioned to working from home, alongside caring for our daughter and doing…

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Rood Missionary Update

For the past two and a half weeks COVID-19 has forced all of us to drastically alter the way we live our lives. Here in New York City, we are in the virus’s epicenter in the United States. It’s a sobering time as bustling urban life grinds to a halt, infections spread rapidly and hospitals…

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In The Unexpected

Dearest Fullerton Free Family, I have a question for you. How do you feel about the unexpected? If I am being honest, I am not usually a fan of the unexpected because I am a person who likes to be in control as much as possible. Now control is not a bad thing, but as…

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On Hold

So the other day I called my phone company to add a personal hotspot to one of the lines on my plan. I was on hold for over two hours so eventually the “soothing” music was not so soothing and I was worried that I would be cut off and have to start over. It…

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The Flock On Our Block

A couple of weeks ago, my husband Gerry and I dropped off bags of popcorn to each of our neighbors’ homes with a note that said, “Something to let you know we care that you have treats as you watch TV” and letting them know our names, phone number and our home address. This was…

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Opportunities Anywhere

During the second week of the shut-down, I had to call in a prescription and leave a message with my doctor. I waited patiently on the phone as I listened to classical music playing in the background. As the woman at the doctor’s office answered with a friendly hello, I relayed my message to the…

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Good Hope

“Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.” (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17) Good hope. The first time I heard the words I immediately thought, “as opposed to what,…

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He Is In Control

Can we just say it up front?? This is really hard! I’ve heard friend’s stories — Moms trying to work from home with no childcare on hand, people who continue to serve out there in grocery stores and hospitals, young friends on the edge of losing their jobs. I don’t think we were really prepared…

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Thoughts on the No-Commute New-Abnormal

Tuesday, March 17, was my last normal day. Well, it wasn’t normal — the world was changing faster than any of us could imagine — but I still got up that morning and went to the office. It had the appearance of normal. By the time I left work though, I knew I wasn’t going…

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Community, Without It

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” Hebrews 10:25-26 I love the people of our church. Have you noticed how authentic…

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