Author Archives: Elizabeth Geitz

Becoming Free

“You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” —John 8:32  The Milford Readers and Writers Festival held each fall in Milford, Pennsylvania inspires conversations between people who love to read books and people who write them. Featured … Continue reading

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Empty Shoes

“You shall not kill.”    – Exodus 20:13 The Ten Commandments contain some of the most well-known ethical principles in the Bible. Even so, the fifth commandment, “You shall not kill”, is so undervalued in America that there have been more mass … Continue reading

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When Were You the Stranger?

  You know the heart of a stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.                                                       -Exodus 23:9 At different times in our lives, we are all the stranger, standing at the threshold hoping for a word of welcome. … Continue reading

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Longing

“As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God.” -Psalm 42:1   Living in the mountains of northeast Pennsylvania, my husband and I are blessed to be surrounded by acres of forests and an … Continue reading

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Why Jump In the Pond?

Why should we care about supporting and educating children in developing countries, when so many children in our own country need help? As a nonprofit entrepreneur building a residential high school in Africa, I am often asked this question. And there … Continue reading

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In the Dark

Advent, the Christian season that leads up to Christmas, is about hope in the midst of darkness, hope in a better future, hope in a better tomorrow in spite of the darkness that surrounds us. Our secular calendars fit perfectly … Continue reading

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“I Love You, Too”

“I love you, too.”Are there any more comforting words to hear, regardless of the situation? Are there any more comforting words to say? These last words spoken by George H. W. Bush before his death last week, to his son … Continue reading

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Bucket List Surprises

I just checked it off my bucket list – Machu Picchu that is. And how much I learned! This 15th-century Incan citadel is located in the Andean mountains of Peru. Built of carefully constructed stones with no mortar, it has … Continue reading

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The Magic of Scars

“We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.”                                   … Continue reading

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Temptation of Our Day

Can anyone in America see beyond partisan politics anymore? Have we all become so blinded by the current climate that we can’t even think beyond party affiliation? “So what do you think about yesterday’s NYTimes article on Trump’s alleged tax fraud … Continue reading

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