by Crystal Easom Dusk falls and the Sabbath HaGadol begins – it is the Sabbath before Passover. The last remaining activity in the streets of Israel fades into the night as man and wife return to their family home to partake of the ’erev shabat meal. It was a long week but the family…

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by Crystal Easom, Part of May Justice Roll series. Comfortable, I sit in my reading nook, my Bible open before me to 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 as I read comforting words about Christ’s Return. Between sips of coffee and silent scribbles in my journal, I meditate over the various phrases, contemplating the significance of the parsing…

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by Crystal Easom, first in a May Justice Roll series. For days, weeks, even years, you wandered through the dark cavernous reaches of the valley of the shadow. At times it seemed the journey would never end, at times it seemed the valley would claim your end. There were days when you saw the sunlight…

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by Crystal Easom This is another installment from Crystal, our intern and a senior at Moody Bible Institute majoring in Biblical languages.  Crystal hopes to attend law school after graduation. America is notorious for being sue-happy. This plague is ever evidenced by verbiage warning the sleepy commuter that hot coffee is, indeed, hot and by…

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by Crystal Easom Crystal is a senior at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.  She is interning with Gospel Justice Initiative and hopes to attend law school after graduation. The book of Ruth is a narrative following a vulnerable immigrant finding mercy from God. Ruth’s mother-in-law, Naomi, was an economic immigrant to Moab with her husband…

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