I’m just back at Solana Beach Presbyterian Church after a very inspiring week in Hungary. The original purpose of my trip was to speak at the Bible conference that launches the school year of the Word of Life Bible Institute. A few days before I left San Diego, Word of Life staff asked if I’d […]

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As I went walking I saw a sign there

Seat belt buckles clicked. We were about to leave this labor camp and drive to the next farm. Heading back down the one lane bumpy dirt path, a huge black SUV suddenly appeared, turned towards us, and began accelerating straight at us. I saw […]

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When the sun came shining and I was strolling

“Where the heck is this place?!” F, J, and I were driving in circles looking for the farm. A school bus, lines of boots on the front porch, threatening signs, rough fences. All were usually dead giveaways that a labor camp was close by. […]

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Some Memories

On May 11, 2015 By

Her name is Bahar: it means spring. She brings rain on the burning fires and life to the dead souls. Her heart reflects her journey: it is beating strongly but is full of scars. Her heart does not look perfect: It has places where pieces have been removed and others put in which don’t fit […]

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I’ve roamed and rambled and I followed my footsteps

“Can I talk to you for a minute? The Honorable Brit pulled me aside. The American flag flew behind us, in its place at the White House, yet the wrought iron gate ensured there was distance between us and the center of power. We […]

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As I was walking that ribbon of highway

Frank Sinatra. He was impressed I liked Sinatra songs. “Do you know this one?” Dinah Washington. “Yes!” Okay, what about this one? Ding, Dong the Witch is dead! I couldn’t help but laugh at the Honorable Brit’s playlist. He continued, “We sang this one the […]

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Editor’s Note: This post originally ran on the G92 blog on November 14, 2011.

One of the most admirable trends I’ve observed in American evangelicalism over the last several years is a renewed interest in adoption and foster care.  Focus on the Family, for example, has done a remarkable and […]

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A Testminoy

On April 27, 2015 By

 

 

 

I wasn’t born a Christian nor did I grow up in a home where Jesus Christ was welcomed. Even my town or country neither appreciated nor accepted the ultimate truth about who God really is. This is because I was born in Iran. Christianity had been […]

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From the red wood forest to the Gulf Stream waters  

I tossed a bale of hay in the back of the truck. There is a lot of time to ponder life’s mysteries when you’re putting up hay, and I had a pretty big one plaguing me at the moment. […]

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Editor’s Note: This is a speech that Maryam Bighash gave in a speech competition.

I have always dreamed of sharing these thoughts, so that one day they become actions.

Today, I will be talking about The United States: a nation of immigrants!

As President Obama says: “Our immigration system is […]

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