“Here we are now, entertain us,” I hear the hardcore punk song demand. Heads are banging. Drums are being smashed to bits by their drummers as a mass of people rock out. Continue reading
Sometimes, we need the people around us to help us. This couldn’t be more true in the fight between Niger and Boko Haram. Continue reading
Last night, at the State of the Union address, I truly praised Jesus that President Trump made such a hard stance against the new abortion laws that have been passed in states such as New York and Virginia.
The people who have created these laws are wicked; but truly, all of us have fallen short of God’s glory (Romans 3:23). May those behind these laws repent, turn to Jesus Christ as their Savior, and have their eyes opened to the evil they are propagating. It is the only way this torn-apart country can ever have even a semblance of unity again.
“…if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
(2 Chronicles 7:14, NIV)
Learn more about Jesus, and how much He values each and every human being on this earth, by clicking here.
Please pray for a woman I know who has had bacterial meningitis and was very, very sick. Thank you.
Today, in churches all around the world, it is Sanctity of Life Sunday. Continue reading
Yesterday was the one year anniversary of Dolores O’Riordan’s death. She was the lead singer of a rock band from the 90’s called The Cranberries. There is one song that The Cranberries wrote that I feel is very relevant to our current social climate and all that is happening in Northern Nigeria. It is called “Zombie.” Read these lyrics:
“Another head hangs lowly
Child is slowly taken
And the violence, caused such silence
Who are we mistaken?
But you see, it’s not me,
It’s not my family
In your head, in your head, they are fighting
With their tanks, and their bombs
And their bombs, and their guns
In your head, in your head they are crying
… Another mother’s breaking
Heart is taking over
When the violence causes silence
We must be mistaken…”
It is hard to care for those whose pain seems out of sight, out of mind. While The Cranberries are talking about another war, it is very fitting for what is going on in Nigeria—a place that, for the most part, people don’t truly care hearing about.
Dolores left an amazing legacy, one that causes us to take compassionate action. It is my Hope that she knew Jesus (she was cited as being Catholic), and that those who follow her footsteps would find Christ as well.
May we love like Jesus Loved—sacrificially, even when it is inconvenient. And even when the people we are to love live far, far away.
Do you know Jesus?
No matter who you are—King or beggar, celebrity or the marginalized, you matter to God. So much, in fact, that He died for you. Learn more about Jesus, and why He died for you, here.
Please pray for (find the prayer sheet here)…
- The celebrities of this world, that they would be humbled and saved by Christ.
- The Chibok Girls, and Leah Sharibu.
- That more people would seek Jesus and become an advocate for those who need to be heard, supported, and loved.