Tag Archives: Jesus

Finishing Well

My first bible teacher had a saying that profoundly impacted me in the early years of my Christian life.  “Beware of calling on an emergency room God”, she would say.  She explained the meaning behind her axiom: “We call on … Continue reading

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Aging Rockers and My Rock of Ages

Do you ever have moments that crystalize the passage of time? Moments that catch you off guard, surprising you with intense emotion as you look back down the road of your life? Happening at the oddest times and in the … Continue reading

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Easter in Dubai

Today is Easter Sunday in Dubai. This morning the Dubai Ralston’s woke at 4:45am and headed to Kite Beach for our church’s sunrise service. It was beautiful. The pale yellow moon was still up, looking very full and very close. … Continue reading

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Reflection

Recently, I asked my family, “As the door closes on 2011, what are your most prominent reflections on the year?” It’s funny; no mention was made of graduations, travel or jobs (there was a lot of activity surrounding those things … Continue reading

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Adopted at Birth

Brotherly Love Do you have relationships that have stood the test of time? You know the ones I’m talking about. Despite the distance in miles or the time between visits, when you are with that person, it’s like you’ve never … Continue reading

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On the Road to Bethlehem

This week as I read Luke’s account of the birth of Jesus, I was reminded of my first hour in Dubai. It was July of 2010 at Dubai International Airport. I had come to meet my husband so we could … Continue reading

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Home Away From Home

Have you ever been falsely accused? Have you ever felt the accompanying stings of rejection and ridicule? Whatever the circumstance may have been, it was a terrible feeling, wasn’t it? Be it an incidence in traffic, a misunderstanding with our … Continue reading

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