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My prayer is that this weekly note will bring encouragement, inspiration, and even a measure of celebration within the community of Black Sheep Messengers. Let’s stay strong and persistent. The world needs our unique contribution – perhaps especially now.

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Newsletter – Volume 49

This Week Confessions From the Back of the Pen A Dark Night… For much of my experience at Mayo, I felt bolstered in spirit by

Newsletter – Volume 48

This Week Confessions From the Back of the Pen Meet Dawn… It struck me so odd – even unnecessary – I was doing so well

Newsletter – Volume 47

This Week Confessions From the Back of the Pen Meet Aaron… I’m an avid Yankee fan, and I came by it honestly. My mom raised

Newsletter – Volume 46

This Week Confessions From the Back of the Pen Meet Joel… Joel Salabarria and I have done several ministry projects together. He is an extremely

Newsletter – Volume 45

This Week Confessions From the Back of the Pen Meet Mike… Mike Orenstein has been one of my closer friends here in Austin. He is

Newsletter – Volume 44

This Week Confessions From the Back of the Pen Meet Kelly… My wife Carol will tell you that I often have difficulty listening to speakers,

Newsletter – Volume 43

This Week Confessions From the Back of the Pen Meet Kim… Kim Zanting is part of the congregation I served in Pella, IA. She is

Newsletter – Volume 42

This Week Confessions From the Back of the Pen Meet Kristalyn… Kristi Barnes is kinda a local superstar, but she would vehemently argue that point.

Newsletter – Volume 41

This Week Confessions From the Back of the Pen Meet Tashi… Tashi Franzen is the brother of my daughter’s (Mallory) husband (Josh). He is young

Newsletter – Volume 40

This Week Confessions From the Back of the Pen Meet Joseph and Stephanie… Joseph and Stephanie Claypool experienced the worst kind of heartache that befalls

Newsletter – Volume 39

This Week Confessions From the Back of the Pen Meet Dr. Tony… Dr. Antonio Jimenez is the founder and Chief Medical Officer of the Hope

Newsletter – Volume 38

This Week Confessions From the Back of the Pen Meet Deb… Deb Halsey is my wife’s (Carol) older sister, and she will readily concede that