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Mar 12

Habitat for Humanity – Service Trip 2015

Installing the railing on a deck

  This year’s service trip gathered nineteen students and two trip leaders in the GCU parking lot on a crisp, March morning.  Before leaving for Goldsboro, NC, we reflected on the fact that the Sisters of Mercy had earned a particular nickname early in their history.  The people of Dublin called them the “Walking Nuns”  …

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Sep 23

Happy Mercy Day!

It was in 1827 that Catherine McAuley opened her House of Mercy for the poor in Dublin, Ireland. She went on, of course, to found the Sisters of Mercy. From there, a multitude of ministries spread across the globe. This summer I had the opportunity to visit the place where it all started on Baggot …

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Aug 11

Pilgrimage Blessings

Playing at St. Stephan's Green.

As a person of faith, I’ve often been struck by the thought that we have a God who is not in the least bit stingy.  Over and over again I have encountered a God of abundant grace – a Deity who is good beyond the telling of it – a God who delights in outlandish …

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Dec 03

Advent – Week 1

Advent wreath 1

Note:  I’ve invited several members of the GCU community to share Advent reflections.  Since Advent is a season of expectation and longing, I’ve invited each of our guest bloggers to share something of his or her spiritual longing for the Lord.  I hope these posts resonate with your own spiritual longing and help heighten your anticipation for …

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