Trained for Disaster Relief

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Saturday, April 8, was the opening morning of the spring turkey season in Virginia. If you know me, you know that is an important date, one that I put on my calendar and plan around. But this year I didn’t get up at 5:00 a.m. to traipse through the George Washington National Forest trying to interrupt the mating rituals of …

Passion Week Devotionals: Thursday

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This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Passion Week 2017

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Passion Week 2017Most people have heard of Good Friday and of course Easter Sunday but what about Maundy Thursday? What in the world does Maundy mean? Maundy comes from the Latin word mandatum, which translates to commandment. On this day, while Jesus is dining with his disciples during the Last …

Passion Week Devotionals: Wednesday

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This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Passion Week 2017

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Passion Week 2017“Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table. And when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this …

Passion Week Devotionals: Tuesday

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This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Passion Week 2017

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Passion Week 2017And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray.  And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must …

GAP – VT Big Event Recap

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Last Saturday, 11 members of Northstar GAP were able to participate in Virginia Tech’s Big Event! We met at the Drillfield at about 9:30, and by 10:30 we were off to Christiansburg for our project. We arrived at the neighborhood of Walnut Run in Christiansburg, and quickly got to work. One group helped mulch the flowerbeds around one the resident’s …

Passion Week Devotionals: Monday

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This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Passion Week 2017

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Passion Week 2017And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. And he would not allow anyone to …