Looking for a taste of Brazil?

Check out Mulata Kitchen in Oak Park, Illinois. It has some of the best empanadas you will ever taste. It has Brazilian coffee and other drinks. Make it a flavorful afternoon.

Also see our story in the fall issue of Fill In The Gap Magazine.

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The new magazine Fill In The Gap Magazine is designed to give a voice to marginalized groups with helpful information and entertainment. It will also give insight into different cultures.

Our Fall Issue will have a Latina flavor. It will be available by the end of September. You will learn some things you didn’t know.

You can check out the Spring and Summer issues on this link. Fill In The Gap

When You Think He Is Done

He is just getting started. Naomi thought her life was over. Her husband was dead. Her sons were dead. There was nothing left to live for. She went home to die.

Instead she found a daughter-in-law who would not desert her. She found a God who would not desert her. He made her later years better than her beginning.

Sound Of Heaven Touching Earth

As we sang this song yesterday during worship it was actually happening. Heaven was touching earth. It is a regular thing that we take for granted, but I was reminded during the song that amazing things happen when Heaven touches earth.

For instance in Texas during a hot dry summer when the grass is brown and dead looking, a good rain will make your lawn look like the weeks of heat killing never happened.

Yesterday Heaven squelched heatwaves across the country. But is also brought some destruction. We try to think of Heaven as this gentle peaceful place instead of powerful and mighty.

I mean what happens when powerful and mighty meets weak and unworthy? When permanent meets not permanent? When holy meets unholy?

But think about this: if Heaven contains a mighty and powerful God, why wouldn’t what comes out of it also be mighty and powerful? Why wouldn’t whatever comes from Heaven have transforming power?

Perhaps this week we should examine what happens when Heaven touches the earth. It changes what it touches.