Monthly Archives: June 2013

GunalchÈesh: Lessons from Alaska Natives Part I

GunalchÈesh. We have heard this word many times since we began to come and work here.  It means thank you in Tlinget.  No – more than that…. GunalchÈesh means thank you from the depth of my being.  It includes the … Continue reading

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Wrestling

Jacob wrestled with God at Jabbok (Gen 32:22-32).  His world had turned upside down.  He had fled the home of his father-in-law.  He was returning to his family home in the land of Canaan.  His brother, who had vowed to … Continue reading

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Us and Them

16 of us were standing on a platform against the wall outside Stephen’s Gate (aka Lion’s Gate) in Jerusalem.  The Al Aqsa mosque had just ended morning services and people were streaming out of the gate.  There were so many … Continue reading

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