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Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.
~ Romans 12:2
How was 2016 for you? Over the last few months, I’ve heard more and more people who have been eager to close out calendar year 2016 and begin with a fresh slate in 2017. In 2016, most of us were appalled at the ugliness of the campaign for the office of the President of the United States, we have been shocked by violence upon violence both within our country and around the world. Many of us have also experienced intimately the pain of job stresses, family discord, illnesses, and deaths. It can be overwhelming. And, while those around us celebrate and smile and seem unaffected by these things, we may feel that we are…
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Yesterday, I wanted to kill myself.
You see, I was diagnosed with severe depression in 2009. I’ve tried so many different medications, my wife and I lost count. It wasn’t until 2012, after five failed suicide attempts and a near-death car accident, when I finally told my wife about the reality of my brain.
Each suicidal thought that creeps into my brain makes me want to just end it all. “Anywhere else has got to be better than living in this hell,” my brain tells me. “My family doesn’t deserve this. They will be so much happier if I am just gone.”
Each time I tried to kill myself, at the very last minute before I would take my last breath on this earth, I would get a vision. I always saw my boys; I am father to two young sons. Most of the time…
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The thing about letting go is that it’s so much more necessary than most people give it credit for being.
The Apostle Paul said it this way:
13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it,[a] but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. Phil 3:13-14 NLT
Paul placed letting go of the past as the catalyst between moving from where he had been, to where he was presently, and to where he wanted to go. In my opinion, Paul captured…
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It’s a shame that no one teaches you this in college.
By Eugene Robinson, Washington Post
(Originally published July 15, 2013)
Justice failed Trayvon Martin the night he was killed. We should be appalled and outraged, but perhaps not surprised, that it failed him again Saturday night, with a verdict setting his killer free.
Our society considers young black men to be dangerous, interchangeable, expendable, guilty until proven innocent. This is the conversation about race that we desperately need to have — but probably, as in the past, will try our best to avoid. Read more
Let’s all pray that justice is served.