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Kate Kooyman

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Arise, Women of This Day

by Kate Kooyman "Arise, then, women of this day! Arise, all women who have hearts, Whether our baptism be of water or of tears! Say firmly: “We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies, Our husbands will not…
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El Pueblo Unido

by Kate Kooyman May 1 is a big day, and I don’t want the church to miss it. On May 1, immigrants (and many folks who love and support immigrants) will participate in a nation-wide day of action. They will…
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Never Wash My Feet

by Kate Kooyman So here’s the truth: I have really ugly feet. I have a vivid memory of my dad telling me once that my big toes looked like carrots, and he wasn’t wrong, and since that moment I’ve carried…
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I’m sure.

by Kate Kooyman “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1 We bought a cooler this week. It was stressful for me. I felt this deep need to read…
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This is about race.

by Kate Kooyman I sat in a room this week with moms and dads who learned about how they can prepare their families in the event of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid. I learned about the importance of having…
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Greater Love

by Kate Kooyman "Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command." (John 15:13-14) Today, a child who was born a refugee taught my…
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Some Good News

by Kate Kooyman Need some good news? Me too. My four-year old has a killer cold -- ear infection and all -- and he’s successfully spread it to his kinfolk. I feel gross, and tired. My go-to escape is Facebook,…
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There Aren’t Two Sides.

by Kate Kooyman “...ignorance can often be propagated under the guise of balanced debate.” Sometimes there just aren’t two sides. Or perhaps there are two sides, it’s just that one is wrong. My job is to talk about “controversial” issues…
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Practicing Peace

by Kate Kooyman "Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you." (Philippians 4:9) I failed only one class in my life: band.…
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See It Together

by Kate Kooyman “...the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all people shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” (Isaiah 40:5) Every advent is a journey through darkness into light -- but this…