Diffusing Violence

My car was surrounded by four men refusing to let me proceed.  My first thoughts were, “What stupid thing have I done and what have I gotten myself into?” The image of my ending up in a dumpster flashed through my thought. My second thoughts were, “We are brothers with the same Father-God. We were created to love one another as we love ourselves.”  Surprisingly,  with that declaration...
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Election 2012

Election time again!  For whom should I vote?  Who can be trusted?  This dilemma comes up every election season.   We watch the news to try to determine who might do the best job.   If we know the candidate personally, perhaps we can vouch for his integrity and vote with confidence, but if, as is more likely, one only knows what the media says about the candidate, how can we choose...
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…and a little child shall lead

I just finished a book, Heaven is for Real, A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back,  by Todd Burpo, the boy’s father, an ordained minister.  In the book, a four year old boy is so certain of the heaven he has experienced that he unabashedly and unhesitatingly shares what he learned, who he saw, and the beauty of it.  Over and over again, he mentions how much Jesus...
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The Cross and Crown

  A dear friend sent the following anonymous poem and I LOVE IT!  It shows how important it is to be an example of good behavior at all times.  When we are going about our daily living, are we conscious that others are taking notice of both us and how we approach solving difficult situations as well as mundane ones. Are we losing our tempers or are we quietly praying for the next step to...
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