Tag Archives: terrorism

“Never Forget!” But Why?

“If stories weren’t told or books weren’t written, man would live like the beasts, only for the day. The whole world, all human life, is one long story.” ~Isaac Bashevis Singer Yesterday was the 18th anniversary of 9/11, the worst … Continue reading

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We are With You

“Do not be afraid,” the prophet Elisha answered, “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” ~2 Kings 6:16 Just joining my voice with the many mourning and praying for those affected by the senseless, … Continue reading

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Us vs. Them

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
I am profoundly disturbed by the current rise of nationalism in Europe, in the Americas, in the Middle East, in nearly every nation on earth. Powered by the false logic of isolationism and protectionism, each…

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76 Years Ago Today

Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941, a day President Roosevelt said would “live in infamy.” And for that generation it did. It was their “I remember where I was” moment, the event that changed their lives forever. We … Continue reading

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Double Tragedy

When someone harms others publicly, we see two parties: perpetrators and prey. We loathe the monsters and mourn the victims. And yet, to God all crimes are family tragedies. For all, victims and monsters, are his children. His heart is broken twice.

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Orlando Shooting

“You’ve got to be taught To hate and fear, You’ve got to be taught From year to year, It’s got to be drummed In your dear little ear You’ve got to be carefully taught.” ~Oscar Hammerstein These words from the … Continue reading

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The Death of Humanity?

We’ve heard about the villains. Let us also remember the heroes. At La Belle Equipe, the Parisian café where 19 people died on Friday the 13th, former French Marine Eric Doninichetti shielded his girlfriend from a hail of bullets, then risked his … Continue reading

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