Hearing about the shootings last night in Dallas, stacked on top of other recent well known shootings around the country — one’s heart can become numb with grief and disbelief… How do we, even as a society, often see the events that are unfolding before as through the broken or even shattered lens of our past? … And how can we begin to see ourself and the life placed before us through the lens of the way that God sees us?
Friends, people are hurting! Period. Stop blaming and start loving! Other’s pain ≠ your platform & agenda! Today, I choose to pray, I choose to cry, and I choose to love. Let us be love, let us be just like Jesus, and let us shut our mouths if we can’t be loving and encouraging because that is what the world needs! (Listen to the audio version online).
When did it become ok to use every horrible situation to promote your views on guns or your prejudices against a people group? When did it become ok to point fingers at grieving parents who literally had to fight an alligator for the life of their 2 year old son and lost? — Friends, people are hurting! Period. Stop blaming and start loving!
The cycle of “shame” can be deafening to someone struggling with a sin issue. When left “un-treated,” the enemy will do everything he can to help this disease of the mind to destroy you. Are you struggling with shame? What can you do to get out of the whirlwind of the mind?
Do you remember Paul Harvey? He was the the well known “Rest of the Story” cultural commentator whose voice of reason spanned several decades. I have fond memories of listening to Harvey on the bus rides to school each morning as the bus driver played them loudly so we could all get a dose of his clear logic before the school day began. This quick 7 minute podcast is a quick insight and an excerpt written from a 1966 newspaper article, from Harvey, followed by some thoughts from myself. We hope you enjoy it.
Today we have not only an important topic, but its not just me talking. Jen joined in on the conversation as we have on some very important diplomats from across the US and across the pond… Both my guests today are people who have their own podcasts, and enjoy talking, so this could be either dangerous or very good… In this episode, we open the discussion to talk about the recent attacks in Paris as it related to immigration, refugees and what the Church’s response should be. — Also, is everything in the Church good, or are there areas that could be improved upon? In relation to culture, has the church improved, stayed the same or gotten worse as culture has changed?
Just on the heels of the Roseburg, OR college shooting, we take time to ask the question “why does a good and all-powerful God allow bad things to happen?”