Author Archives: Baylee Molloy

Hope

Aminah is a 16 year old Muslim girl living in the Horn of Africa. 18.8% of the population in her country lives below the poverty line. Women in her country do not have a lot of opportunity and many of them … more »

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Finding Rest In All Things

“The spiritual rest, which God particularly intends in this Commandment is this: that we not only cease from our labor and trade, but much more, that we let God alone work in us and that we do nothing of our … more »

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The Pragmatics of a Pure Heart

Sometimes I wonder what truly motivates people working in international development. As someone who has worked for a global aid organization, I know that these kinds of positions attract people with compassion and a heart for the poor. But knowing … more »

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Advent Meditations: O Holy Night

If there were ever a season for the believer to recognize their worth and focus on the dignity of his or her fellow human being – now is the season! Advent is a season of waiting, preparation and expectation for … more »

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Missio on Restoration (Revelation 21:22-22:6): Get Dirty

And one day when the sky rolls back on us Some rejoice and the others fuss Cause every knee must bow and tongue confess That the Son of God is forever blessed His is the Kingdom, we’re the guests So … more »

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Missio on Work (Ephesians 6:5-9): An Economy of Grace

In March, I wrote an article on the “Economics of Human Trafficking.” Over the past six or so years, more and more people have become aware of the reality of slavery today: there are an estimated 30 million slaves in … more »

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Missio on Justice (Acts 16:16-40): Getting to the Root

Italian philosopher and writer Niccolò Machiavelli once stated, “The reason there will be no change is because the people who stand to lose from change have all the power, and the people that stand to gain from change have none … more »

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Missio on Jesus and the Sabbath: Rest and Reliance

The weeks are busy. I feel as though I am constantly rushing through work and running to the next event. I am always looking at the clock to determine how best to squeeze in another meeting, phone call or errand. … more »

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Missio on Self Reliance: Tolstoy on July 2016

 “Vanity! Vanity! And vanity everywhere, even on the brink of the grave, and among men ready to die for the highest convictions. Vanity!”[1] – Leo Tolstoy, “Sevastopol in May 1855” The news headlines from a recent New York Times read: “Blast … more »

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Missio on Generosity: Boaz, Ruth, and Ukraine

Last fall at work I read a news report titled “Russian separatists use child soldiers in front-line combat.” The article stated that pro-Russian-separatist forces “have been using children as young as 14 as front-line troops in their war against Ukraine … more »

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