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Free Shalom PDF

Free Shalom PDF

Yes, “shalom” means “peace,” but so much more than just that. It is the complete harmoniouspeace that is rooted in the wholeness and full restoration that only comes through Jesus. I...
A Changed Perspective:  Stewardship

A Changed Perspective: Stewardship

By Ryan Gomendi, September 2020 *The following is part of a series called “A Changed Perspective” to challenge the way in which we view the world, culture, people, and places from a biblical persp...
Among the Most Vulnerable

Among the Most Vulnerable

*The following is part of a series called “A Changed Perspective” to challenge the way in which we view the world, culture, people, and places from a biblical perspective. Undoubtedly, for Christ ...
This is My Neighborhood

This is My Neighborhood

*The following is part of a series called “A Changed Perspective” to challenge the way in which we view the world, culture, people, and places from a biblical perspective. Undoubtedly, for Christ ...
His Name is Daniel

His Name is Daniel

*The following is part of a series called “A Changed Perspective” to challenge the way in which we view the world, culture, people, and places from a biblical perspective. Undoubtedly, for Christ ...
Racism

Racism

*The following is part of a series called “A Changed Perspective” to challenge the way in which we view the world, culture, people, and places from a biblical perspective. Undoubtedly, for Christ ...
The Road of the Wilderness

The Road of the Wilderness

*The following is part of a series called “A Changed Perspective” to challenge the way in which we view the world, culture, people, and places from a biblical perspective. Undoubtedly, for Christ ...
More than we could have imagined…

More than we could have imagined…

I would like to send a quick thank you to everyone involved in making our Rail//Line Art Auction such a success! Everything was truly spectacular: the food, decorations, music, art, service by our ama...
STEP ONTO THE BATTLEFIELD

STEP ONTO THE BATTLEFIELD

*The following is part of a series called “A Changed Perspective” to challenge the way in which we view the world, culture, people, and places from a biblical perspective. Undoubtedly, for Christ ...
Join us for an art auction!

Join us for an art auction!

Join us on Saturday February 8th at 6pm at the Gathering Place for an evening of hors d’oeuvres, drinks, music and art as we share about our latest project, Rail Line Coffee, and host an auction...
A Christmas Reflection

A Christmas Reflection

*The following is part of a series called “A Changed Perspective” to challenge the way in which we view the world, culture, people, and places from a biblical perspective. Undoubtedly, for Christ ...
A Redemptive Coffeehouse

A Redemptive Coffeehouse

By this point in time, I am guessing that many of you have heard about our plans for the revitalization of the old gas station/repair shop across the street from CLDI on the corner of South 29th ...
Oasis

Oasis

*The following reflection was written by one of CLDI’s newest interns, Colin Sauskojus. We are thankful for His provision of such gifted, talented, and Jesus-oriented young people to further our gos...
Disciple Making

Disciple Making

*The following is Part 2 of a journal reflection written in July of 2019 while on sabbatical with my family traveling overseas. Parable of the Two Sons (Matthew 21:28-32, 42-43 NASB) 28“But what do ...
WEARY AND HEAVY LADEN

WEARY AND HEAVY LADEN

*The following is Part 1 of 2 journal reflections written while on sabbatical as my family and I traveled overseas this past June. I feel frustrated, vocationally speaking. For a number of months, I h...
My Community

My Community

This last paper on community (see the previous two months blogs for the others in this series) comes from Claire Papp, our Hannah House intern. December 2018 In the four months that I’ve lived in th...
My Community

My Community

This month’s reflection on community comes from our intern Traci Romero. See last month’s blog for the previous in this three-part series. December 2018 I have lived in a place where even the idea...
My Community

My Community

Each year our interns write several papers throughout their time here in response to things they’re learning from their reading assignments and from their involvement with CLDI and the neighborhood....
GOSPEL CONVERSATIONS

GOSPEL CONVERSATIONS

By Amanda Balter I was downtown running some work errands when two women, evidently living on the streets, came up to me asking if I had any money I could give them for food. I explained I didn’t ha...
Why Go?

Why Go?

On the day this blog is posted, I will be on a very long plane ride to visit some good friends who live and work in Central Asia. For security reasons, I am not able to share the specific location we ...
How the Gospel Changes Everything

How the Gospel Changes Everything

By Muriah Stahl   In the book of Genesis we read of the story of a woman named Hagar who finds herself in a desperate situation. She has been used, rejected, and mistreated – so much so that sh...
Messy Abundance

Messy Abundance

I love the freshness that comes with the beginning of a New Year. As a creature of habit, much to the dismay of my wife and kids at times, I function best when I align myself with healthy rhythms in m...
Light of the World

Light of the World

Over the past number of weeks, I have had the privilege of more thoroughly studying the book of Zechariah, a minor prophet in the Old Testament, written half a millennium before the birth of Christ. O...
What If I Told You

What If I Told You

By Kaylee Thompson   *A reflection written by a CLDI youth worker who desperately desires kids to know the God who will never leave nor forsake them. Even as one who has seen God use the little d...
Why CLDI?

Why CLDI?

By Alyssa Swanson September, 2018   *The following was written by Alyssa, through the eyes of her father. Watching your child grow up and prepare to leave home makes you think about all the preci...
How NOT to Love Your Neighbor

How NOT to Love Your Neighbor

*The following blog was written 8 years ago in the fall of 2010. Today I was confronted with one of the most basic, yet comprehensive teachings of Jesus – love God and love your neighbor as yourself...