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Rachel’s Story

12/09/2011

RACHEL’S FATHER SHARES: A father with tears in his eyes told me about his daughter, Rachel. He said that during her twenties, she went through a difficult time–a time of rebellion–a time of making some hurtful and harmful choices. During this time she acquired an armful of tattoos.

The father continued, “Today Rachel is in her thirties. She is a responsible and talented woman and a devout follower of Jesus Christ, but she feels rejected when she enters most churches.”

The Starfish Story

08/15/2011

A man was walking down a deserted Mexican beach at sunset. As he walked along, he began to see another man in the distance. As he grew nearer, he noticed that the local native kept leaning down, picking something up, and throwing it out into the water. Time and again he kept hurling things into […]

The Rabbi’s Gift

05/02/2011

After a while the rabbi motioned the abbot to enter. In the middle of the room was a wooden table with the Scriptures open on it. They sat there for a moment, in the presence of the Book. Then the rabbi began to cry. The abbot could not contain himself. He covered his face with his hands and began to cry too. For the first time in his life, he cried his heart out.