Of all my volunteer activities, I have found literacy tutoring one of the most rewarding.  For several years, I met one-on-one with foreign-born students  to help them learn to read, write, and speak English. Among these were a very fine Korean gentleman and two delightful Vietnamese ladies.  The man wanted to personally welcome customers to his cafe.  The ladies were hair […]

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Philemon is a “postcard” sent by St. Paul to a wealthy Christian friend whose slave has run away. The letter indicates that Onesimus had probably stole money and supplies from his master, so he was both a thief and a runaway—crimes deserving of death. Sermons based on this short Bible book usually dwell on the […]

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