We often fear the wrong problems while being complacent about the right ones.
Brilliant flashes of colorful fireworks set the faces of my children aglow beneath the darkening Texas sky. We reveled in our new-found Texas freedom and the love of country that swells in this region of the United States. I was thankful to live in this nation, in spite of the issues that plague us. That was Monday. Monday feels like an age ago. This week has been traumatic for Lady Justice and her best friend, Wisdom. They weep unrestrainedly at the black events of the past few days.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the… Continue reading Be Strong (Day 19 of the #encourage marathon)
Merry Christmas! May your day be blessed wherever you are. Please pray for the people who are not able to be with their families or who are having a difficult Christmas, including: Soldiers deployed overseas Law Enforcement on patrol today Nurses and Doctors working today Elderly folks---particularly those in nursing homes---who may not be with… Continue reading Merry Christmas!
My best friend has been a cop for nearly seven years. Working in such a gritty profession has wrought violent changes to his perspective. He has arrested drug dealers, wrestled heroin addicts to the ground, apprehended drunk drivers, pursued high speed vehicles, rescued the dying, encountered bloody and decaying bodies, managed violent crash scenes, and stopped domestic violence. These are the things that turn saints into cynics...
Cops are people too. They have souls. They have families. Pray for them.