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  1. dswoager says:

    That’s going to rattle around in my head for a little while… it packed a punch even though the “make my own application” hasn’t hit yet. Good stuff.

  2. Michael says:

    Thanks, dswoager. 🙂

  3. Paige says:

    Thank you.
    Please keep us updated on the skateboarder, if you find anything out…
    A sober lesson for Trey..

    Pertaining to the legalization of weed, this warning applies. While I do believe it is a legit medicinal drug for many illnesses, I’ve watched two of my four sons completely change (not for the better) over a couple of years of daily use.
    All things are lawful for me/them, but not all things are edifying. 1 Cor 10:23

    Just read 1 Cor 9 & 10. We do have incredible freedom in Christ… but destructive temptations are at every corner.
    Be sober, be vigilant, for your enemy, the devil, like a roaring lion is seeking whom he may devour. 1 Peter 5:8

    While our salvation is secure, and God knows the number of our days, obstacles disguised as ‘freedom’ lurk all around. …. Eph 5:15… walk circumspectly…

    The NT is full of such warnings…. not The Law, per se, but safety warnings, all the same.

  4. Jean says:

    Does it take a village? Yes it does.
    Am I my brother’s keeper? Yes I am.
    Don’t believe me? I know a book…

    I’m bummed out about the young person who hit his/her head.

    Come to think about it, I’m also bummed out about the hundreds or thousands of young people permanently damaged by preventable lead contamination from Flint’s water.

    More than bummed out; angry.

  5. Mr Jesperson says:

    Very good Michael. Reminds me of the old Petra song “Life is a minefield.” There is the warning sign, put up by a loving God, echoed by men like us who are stepping out from our own selfishness to actually show concern for a fellow man. We get laughed at, mocked and accused of “forcing our ethical standards on others.” We are old enough to have seen the wounds, the legs blown right off out from under people. Some die even before they can get to a hospital. We have seen it before. And yet, people ignore all common sense and go dancing into the minefield with their headphones on. They got to be free. They were born to be wild. Until the ambulance pulls up for what is left of them. I agree with my pastor, life speaks prophetically to us all the time. Most of the time it is not at all wrapped up in any obvious religious package.

  6. Em again says:

    pray that Trey’s okay… something’s wrong if such a sight doesn’t impact a person…

    even though Hillary Clinton isn’t my favorite lawmaker and “it takes a village to raise a child” was her favorite phrase a while back…

    i do totally agree with #4… one way or another, your village does raise your child – God sees

  7. j2theperson says:

    A month or so ago, a dashcam video of an accident on the freeway near where I live went viral. A car was tailgating another car which then either lightly tapped the brakes without slowing or actually brake checked the tailgater, you can’t really tell. The tailgater then slammed their brakes on, lost control of their car, and went in the ditch. Thankfully, nobody was hurt, because it could have ended very badly, but the video did go viral and prompted a ton of comments. I was shocked by the large number of people who argued that that tailgater specifically and tailgaters in general had the right to do so and that 100% of the blame should have been placed on the car in front. Our local newspaper even ran a column by one of its reports that basically said, “I’ll stop tailgating when the rest of the people on the road start driving fast enough for my taste.”

    Your experience at the skate park reminds me of that.

  8. JTK says:

    I appreciate prayers for our legal case with a certain public university that is not following their own laws and policies while we have always followed the same to the “T.”

    The governing authority just delayed their decision that they said we would have by Friday.

    I’d appreciate more prayers.

    Several other Christian groups were bullied, and never said anything. We stand not just for ourselves, but for all of them.

    Wearing helmets.

    Praying for those who are without protection.

    Thanks, Michael

  9. Em again says:

    put on the whole armor and stand, JTK – praying with

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