Here’s a thought and a prayer

I went to bed thinking about the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.  There was talk of a racist manifesto and the murderer writing about the “invasion of Hispanics.”  El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen told reporters, “(It has) a nexus to potential hate crime.”  #WhiteSupremacistTerrorism was trending on Twitter.  This morning, #TrumpsTerrorists has replaced […]

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At the U.S.- Mexico Border: Jesus’ response to crowds is compassion

“Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing every disease and every sickness.  When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.  Then he said to his disciples, […]

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Not even close

“The work of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross was not only to bring us back into fellowship with God, but also into fellowship with one another.  Indeed, it cannot do one without the other.  If we have not been brought into vital fellowship with our brother, it is proof to that extent we […]

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We’re going to need a bigger heart

  Does it feel tight in here or is it just me?  It feels like the walls are closing in, like fences are about to rain down on me, like bridges are being stolen in the middle of the night.  I’ve lost my place again.  Now where were we? The distance between us and them […]

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Let my children go

“Jesus loves the little children/ all the children of world…” Children are being separated from their parents at America’s borders.  The most recent story is of a mother who was breastfeeding her daughter.  She is taken into custody and her mother is placed in handcuffs.  “Zero tolerance,” they say.  “We are just following the law,” they tell […]

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Sincere Love

“The more genuine and the deeper our community becomes, the more will everything else between us recede, the more clearly and purely will Jesus Christ and his work become the one and only thing that is vital between us.  We have one another only through Christ, but through Christ we do have one another, wholly, […]

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The Survey Says: Anxious Americans

The American Values Survey was released yesterday.  Conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute, the yearly survey reports that Americans are anxious about a lot of things.  The Religion News Service highlighted the findings  and they are scary.  Apparently, we are worried about money, race, religion, specifically Islam and immigration especially in terms of the […]

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