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Lessons from Jordan

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On Wednesday, March 11, Pastor Mike and Carrol left to visit their children and grandchildren in Amman, Jordan. Within days, the Corona Virus that had impacted only selected parts of the world quickly spread everywhere and one after another, country leaders began to take action. This included the closing of the airport with no immediate way to get home. ... Finally, after several unsuccessful attempts to get out, they boarded a plane and came home on April 9.

Pastor Mike is posting this weekly blog to share observations and insights gleaned both during and after his trip, reflecting on the global crisis and ways that God could be seen in the midst of it all. 



Final Thoughts and Future Hope

The Dead Sea

The end of the journey is not necessarily the end of the road....

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Home and the Journey of Life

Home in Jordan

As I write this blog, I have been home for almost a month, and though the pandemic is still an active threat, it feels really good to be home....

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Protection from an Invisible Enemy


The opportunity to get home came late in the night. ...

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Fruit Trees and Heart Health


In the midst of the lockdown and our inability to travel was a small oasis in the front courtyard....

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Give Us Today Our Daily Bread

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Efforts to combat the coronavirus have required some strict measures....

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It Kind of Looked Like Mars

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The land was strange but still familiar....

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Sightseeing and Questions for God


Sightseeing in Jordan gave rise to some deeper thoughts....

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Like Sheep Without a Shepherd


Confusion set in when the Jordanian government announced that the airports were closing....

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