Mortality and Eternity

The events of the past few weeks have made many take note of their own mortality. The media relishes telling us these tales of violence to the point that it becomes impossible not to acknowledge how little control we have over when our life will come to an end. Read More

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All You Need is Love

The Beatles were close to being profound when they sang, “All you need is love.”

There has been so much hatred, anger, fear, and sadness in the events of the past few days. There is only one solution, and that is love. Love is the only thing that conquers hatred, deflates anger, calms fear, and comforts sadness. All we need is love, but not selfish, jealous, inappropriate, impulsive, or insincere love. We need a special kind of love. A love that is humble, patient, steadfast, and genuine. A love that puts others first. A love that goes out of its way and makes sacrifices for others. Read More

Independence Day and Humbled Hearts

If My people’s hearts are humbled, If they pray and seek My face;
If they turn away from evil, I will not withhold My grace.
I will hear their prayers from heaven; I will pardon ev’ry sin.
If My people’s hearts are humbled, I will surely heal their land.

Then My eyes will see their sorrow, Then My ears will hear their plea.
If My people’s hearts are humbled I will set their nation free.
If My people’s hearts are humbled, If they pray and seek My face;
If they turn away from evil, I will not withhold My grace.

-Claire Cloninger (1986)

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