Just Following Orders?

The truth is that people who pull triggers are ultimately responsible, whether they're following orders or not. An army of people making individual moral choices may be inefficient, but an army of people ignoring their morality is horrifying - Joel Stein This is a cropped photo of Germany's Einsatzgruppen (death squad) murdering Jewish civilians in …

Ask God for Wisdom

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him - James 1:5 Image from Chicago Jewish News King Solomon asked (prayed) for wisdom to judge God's people. His request pleased God who said to him, "Because you have asked this …

Lens

PHOTO PROMPT © Alicia Jamtaas “Who are these people?” “I don’t know.” “Why did you take a photo of them, then?” “I want to be a professional photographer like Florestine Perrault Collins.” “Who’s she?” “She was an African American professional photographer from New Orleans.  She began taking photos when she was 14.” “What did she …

Don’t Follow Suit

iStock Photo Also do not take to heart everything people say, Lest you hear your servant cursing you. For many times, also, your own heart has known That even you have cursed others - Ecclesiastes 7:21, 22 Does it bother you what other people say about you? How do you feel when you overhear them …

Some Things Never Change

They say to let bygones be bygones. Forgive those who have trespassed against you.  Well, that’s easier said than done.   Growing up was tough. My friends and I tried to keep out of trouble and not have any run-ins with the cops.  As a Mexican kid, it was hard living in a society which treated …

Need Wisdom?

Photo by Nicola Barts on Pexels.com If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.  But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a …

The Last Festival

PHOTO PROMPT © Bill Reynolds As she stared at the damaged greenhouse she was transported back to last year's beer festival, an annual open-air jamboree with live music. People from all over the state and even overseas flocked like birds every year.  She hated going. While everyone else was having a good time, she suffered in the sweltering …

Church, Lunch & No to Marriage

"Are you happy that I came to church with you today?" Trishan asked his Aunt Savitri. "Of course!" "It's a nice church and the people are very friendly." "Yes. It's like my second home and the people are like my other family. They're always warm and welcoming to members and visitors alike. A lot of …

Fear & Future Happiness

Getty Image "Antonia pushed you?" "Yes." "I believe that she's capable of a lot of things but attempted murder?" "She pushed me down the stairs, Laird. Maybe she didn't intend to kill me but my injuries could have been fatal." "What exactly happened?" "When she came here, she accused me of ruining her chances with …

The Last Days

Photo by Thirdman on Pexels.com "Know this: In the last days perilous times will come.  Men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,  without natural affection, trucebreakers, slanderers, unrestrained, fierce, despisers of those who are good,  traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God, having a form …

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