The Embrace of Heaven

The Christmas story is about heaven embracing earth in all of its beauty and ugliness. It is a story of a God who comes to the earth to let us know we are not alone in this world. In fact, there is a God who is intimately involved in our lives. On this podcast, we…

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Why you shouldn’t be thankful!

I love Thanksgiving. It is one of my favorite times of the year. It brings back such great memories of my growing up years in northwest Ohio. Family, food, and football on those cold and crisp Thursday afternoons. Plus my uncles snoring on the couches watching football games. But there is something that bothers me…

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Who are you following?

In this life, whether we realize it or not, we follow someone or something. We either follow celebrities, political figures, social media feeds, or ourselves. But we are following someone and it is important to stop and consider do we like the direction we are going. Maybe a better question, do we like the person…

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The Be2Live 10 – Enough

We are starting a new season of The Be2Live Hope Givers Podcast. In this new season, we are doing short 10-minute podcasts to challenge you, encourage you, and give hope for your day. Have you ever felt as though you weren’t enough for someone’s love or acceptance? Have you ever thought you had to earn…

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July 30

Today was our last full day here! This week has been a great week of conversations and stories. Today we finished up pouring the concrete slab, constructing and delivering bunk beds to a refuge shelter (parking lot with no contact), painting, and other small jobs around the orphanage. Students have worked really hard. One student…

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July 29

It was another hot day that ended with a great evening. Today one team went back to the school to finish painting the school. It was good to see a good clean finish on the buildings that needed a fresh coat of paint. Two other teams stayed here at the orphanage to begin cutting wood…

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July 28

Today was a hot, hot day here in Mexico… Once again we divided into three teams: La Mision School: We finished painting the main school building and some yard work. The School appreciates the extra help as it will save them some money that they can put into education. La Hermosa Orphanage: Students continued to…

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July 27th

The days are full and good and sometimes I forget I need to post…Sorry Today was a full day. This morning after breakfast and another good small group time debriefing the trip and talking about life we divided into three work groups. Vicky and Joe’s house: We finished our project of clearing the land, moving…

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July 26

This morning we woke up to some cool fog and began our day with a good breakfast (pancakes, sausage, cereal, and some fruit).  After a quick clean-up of the kitchen and bathrooms, we broke into small groups to get to know each other a little better through some good discussion.   Then we divided into…

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July 25

After a few gate changes our flight departed SFO on time. We arrived in San Diego and stopped for a quick lunch and then headed to the border.   We were able to cross the border without much issue. The Mexican border patrol did pull our vans over to secondary but just wanted to see…

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