Month: November 2018

Getting “Reel” for Advent

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and Cyndi and I got to spend ours with our daughter, Rachel, a minister in our Evangelical Presbyterian Church denomination who is serving as the Dean of Spiritual Formation at Montreat College, a Christian school in Billy Graham country near Asheville, North Carolina. (In fact, Rachel lives literally next door […]

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Festival of Hope Overturns the Tables

We still have space available for the Women’s Breakfast! Reserve your seat now! Every November, the Gathering Place at Chapel Hill is filled with beautiful, fair trade products from around the world for Festival of Hope Weekend. For many of us, our Christmas shopping begins and ends at Festival of Hope. But Festival of Hope is […]

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A festival of stories

Festival of Hope is about stories. It’s about craftsmen, artisans, farmers—people our God created and loves deeply. It’s about the power our purchasing decisions have to employ parents, empower women, and restore dignity to our brothers and sisters around the world. Over the years of hosting Festival of Hope, Chapel Hill people have been able […]

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What I Meant to Say Was…

Sorry for the confusion! Last weekend when I challenged all of you to be “guerilla greeters,” it was apparently confusing for some. So, no—I did not mean “gorilla” as in “ape-like” or “simian.” I meant “guerilla” as in stealthy, alert…even a little sneaky. If you missed St. Andrews weekend, you are completely confused by now, […]

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