• A Hunger for Their Ashes

    A Hunger for Their Ashes

    When my mother died and was cremated, we six took her ashes and in the back yard of the house we’d grown up in formed a circle. We took my father’s ashes, which had been saved for just this moment, and carefully opened both of […]

  • “Don’t Go to the End of the Story”: CCO Director Sandy Ramsey Remembers Dawn Mortimer

    “Don’t Go to the End of the Story”: CCO Director Sandy Ramsey Remembers Dawn Mortimer

    Sandra Ramsey, long-time member of Jesus People USA community, offers her thoughts about her best friend and mentor, Dawn Mortimer. Sandra worked with Dawn for decades on Cornerstone magazine before taking leadership with JPUSA’s outreach to the homeless of Uptown, Cornerstone Community Outreach (CCO). Followng […]

  • Humility and “Knowing”: Is Having Faith Arrogant?

    Humility and “Knowing”: Is Having Faith Arrogant?

    Christians like to speak of the “pride” of Atheism. Is faith in God, in and of itself, a sign of intellectual arrogance? That is, in a universe where the one constant seems more and more transparently to be *un*certainty, isn’t faith in God (and thus […]

  • Who’s Friend Are You?

    Who’s Friend Are You?

    What does “friendship” consist of? Who is, in the real sense, a “friend”? We use the term “friend” casually on face book and in other social relationships. We don’t want to hurt our “friends” yet are very willing to hurt God — Christ as the […]

  • (VIDEO:) Strong for others, fragile for herself: Remembering Dawn

    (VIDEO:) Strong for others, fragile for herself: Remembering Dawn

    We celebrated the life of Dawn Mortimer this past Saturday, April 5 2014, various family and friends of Dawn’s offering their reflections. I was one of those. Below are my comments in both video and text format. Just a year or two ago. Dawn listened […]

  • For Dawn – Poems by Curtiss Mortimer

    For Dawn – Poems by Curtiss Mortimer

    I wanted to set up this page to write about Dawn’s and my love  relationship because it was extraordinary. Extraordinary because a God thread has run throughout the tapestry. Is God good or not? Does he answer prayer? Does He care about romantic love? Does […]

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by / on April 16, 2014 at 11:16 am / in Film & Video Reviews

That Jew! Survivor Stories

Marion Parkhurst, concentration camp survivor, tells her story.

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by / on April 15, 2014 at 10:35 am / in Creative Spark, Jon Trott

A Hunger for Their Ashes

When my mother died and was cremated, we six took her ashes and in the back yard of the house we’d grown up in formed a circle. We took my father’s ashes, which had been saved for just this moment, and carefully opened both of […]

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by / on April 14, 2014 at 9:25 pm / in Cornerstone Community Outreach (CCO), Faith Works, Sandy Ramsey

“Don’t Go to the End of the Story”: CCO Director Sandy Ramsey Remembers Dawn Mortimer

Sandra Ramsey, long-time member of Jesus People USA community, offers her thoughts about her best friend and mentor, Dawn Mortimer. Sandra worked with Dawn for decades on Cornerstone magazine before taking leadership with JPUSA’s outreach to the homeless of Uptown, Cornerstone Community Outreach (CCO). Followng […]

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by / on April 11, 2014 at 2:20 pm / in Jon Trott, The Word Matters

Humility and “Knowing”: Is Having Faith Arrogant?

Christians like to speak of the “pride” of Atheism. Is faith in God, in and of itself, a sign of intellectual arrogance? That is, in a universe where the one constant seems more and more transparently to be *un*certainty, isn’t faith in God (and thus […]

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by / on April 10, 2014 at 3:23 pm / in I and Thou, Jon Trott

Who’s Friend Are You?

What does “friendship” consist of? Who is, in the real sense, a “friend”? We use the term “friend” casually on face book and in other social relationships. We don’t want to hurt our “friends” yet are very willing to hurt God — Christ as the […]

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by / on April 6, 2014 at 3:53 pm / in Jesus People USA Community, Jon Trott, video

(VIDEO:) Strong for others, fragile for herself: Remembering Dawn

We celebrated the life of Dawn Mortimer this past Saturday, April 5 2014, various family and friends of Dawn’s offering their reflections. I was one of those. Below are my comments in both video and text format. Just a year or two ago. Dawn listened […]

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by / on April 1, 2014 at 2:02 am / in Curt Mortimer, I and Thou, Jesus People USA Community, JPUSA, Poetry

For Dawn – Poems by Curtiss Mortimer

I wanted to set up this page to write about Dawn’s and my love  relationship because it was extraordinary. Extraordinary because a God thread has run throughout the tapestry. Is God good or not? Does he answer prayer? Does He care about romantic love? Does […]

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by / on March 30, 2014 at 6:34 pm / in JPUSA Sermons

“Remember” – a JPUSA Sermon by Tom Crozier (3/23/2014)

[Glenn Kaiser opened for Tom by singing his own "Rooster Crow."] What did you say? What did you do when they asked you, ‘Who are you’? Did you tell ‘em who you know? Did you hear that rooster crow? How will you answer? Where will […]

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by / on March 28, 2014 at 9:25 am / in Curt Mortimer, JPUSA Stories, Poetry, Uncategorized

Hell Has No Goods for Us (a poem by Dawn and Curt Mortimer)

[In what may well become a series of posts celebrating and remembering Dawn Mortimer, her husband Curt offers this. If *you* have remembrances or condolences you'd like to add, please go to Wilson Station's Dawn Herrin Memorial Page and offer them.] Here is a new […]

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by / on March 27, 2014 at 8:52 pm / in I and Thou, Jesus People USA Community, Jon Trott

Dawn Mortimer, Mentor and Friend – March 27, 2014

[If *you* have remembrances or condolences you'd like to add, please go to Wilson Station's Dawn Herrin Memorial Page and offer them.] Due to the rapidity of face book communications and so on, I post this tonight without much polish or time to ponder, just […]

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