May

13

MSFL Easter Mercies | Pentecost Is For Everyone

By Seth Currier (Cohort 6) — “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place”, probably celebrating Shavouth which was a Jewish celebration of God giving the Ten Commandments to Moses. The disciples had experienced some pretty amazing things. They had witnessed the resurrection and ascension of Jesus. We find […]

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May

06

MSFL Easter Mercies | Ascension Day

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom. ~ Viktor Frankl In that space… breathe deep! As you find yourself waiting between stimulus and response, between Ascension and Pentecost… May these words echo throughout your day and […]

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Apr

29

MSFL Easter Mercies | Boundary Transgression and Practicing Resurrection

By Dr. Eric Magnusson — “Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.” John 13:35 “The Spirit told me to go with them and not to make a distinction between them and us. These six brothers also accompanied me, and we entered the man’s house.” Acts 11:12 “See, the home of […]

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Apr

22

MSFL Easter Mercies | Post-Resurrection Crucifixion

By Suzy McCall (Cohort 2) — “Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, ‘Do you love Me?’ and he said to Him, ‘Lord, You know everything; You know that I love You.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my sheep.  Truly, truly I say to you, when you were young, you used […]

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Apr

15

MSFL Easter Mercies | Resurrection is Extraordinary and It Ripples Through the Ordinary

By Seth Currier (Cohort 6) — I have been thinking a lot about resurrection lately. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared to multiple people that didn’t recognize him at first. In John, Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene in the garden. Later in the same book he appeared to his disciples on the shore after a night […]

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Apr

08

MSFL Easter Mercies | Rolling Away the Stone of Grief

By Suzy McCall (Cohort 2) — As my missionary career in Honduras began to stretch into decades, people sometimes asked, “What is the worst thing that has ever happened to you?” I used to say, “It hasn’t happened yet. The worst possible thing that could happen would be to lose one of our (now 72) […]

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Apr

01

MSFL Easter Mercies | To Believe in the Resurrection…

By Dr. Eric Magnusson (MSFL Director) — Easter makes a difference.  Just after arriving in Tulsa for the Workshop, I received an email from one of my best friends and partners (from a distance) in ministry. He was about to go to an important and, seemingly, stress inducing meeting. I don’t really know what the […]

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Mar

31

MSFL Easter Mercies | It Is Finished

By Naomi Rhoads (Cohort 12) — Easter is over. Fasts have ended and feasts have been eaten. Eggs have been hunted and found (mostly) and baskets have been stashed for another year. And though I like jellybeans and peanut butter eggs as much as the next gal, we all know it’s not what this season […]

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Mar

30

MSFL Easter Mercies | When Easter Brings a Dissonance

By Anne Schrock (Cohort 14) — Exactly one week after Lent started this year, as I still wrestled myself into remembering whatever practice I was supposed to be adding or stripping away for the next 40 days, a dearly loved couple in my community suddenly lost their almost 3 month old child. A babe I […]

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Mar

29

MSFL Easter Mercies | Celebrate!

By Rhodora LaFountain (Cohort 11) — Celebrate!  Let’s Celebrate!  The Lord is Risen!  He is Risen just as he said.  Easter hasn’t ended it’s just begun! I am one who takes a break in the lenten fast every Sunday to celebrate the day of the Lord’s resurrection. When my family saw this and I explained […]

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