Is it all in His Design right? Right or wrong it is designed by His hand. Sometimes that plan hurts and causes us to ask “when will His Design Let Up? I am not one to question the design of my heavenly Father. After spending too many of my younger years angry and doubtful. The pain, hurt, and death I experienced, I blamed God for it all. It was not until I was much older that I learned to keep my questions silent. We look to our Father to lead us in times of pain and hurt. He provides comfort in knowing that he has us in the palm of his hand. Does that stop the pain? No. Do we no longer feel the pain? No. However, having the faith and knowledge that those we have lost in this world await us celebrating in the next makes the hurt bearable. Being able to press in and know when it is our time we too might hear him say “well done.” Our emotions over the space our loved ones left may get the best of us at times. We find ourselves crying uncontrollably for what appears to be no reason. Our hurt pours out across our cheeks. He reaches down gently from heaven. Places a hand on our shoulder wipes our tears away. “Rest easy my child; they are now with me.” He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning, wailing or pain, [for] the old order […]
When will all the hate stop and the praying for healing begin?
It seems like every day in every city in America there is tragedy as the breaking headline. Our country has become so racially divided that there seems to no longer be any gray. Media outlets and now even your home based bloggers take to the internet to sensationalize a hurting nation. We see headlines like “Charleston church shooting: Without gun control, racism will keep killing black people” and “Obama joins Twitter. Racism quickly follows.” and even more ridiculous headlines than that.
Now I don’t want to be misunderstood, are there racial tensions in this country? Absolutely. Does it have anything to do with gun control, the President, the economy, our school systems and whatever flavor of the week is being sold to justify it? No!
Our schools are full of children that are being raised by the teachers not their parents. Grandparents fill in when the parents disappear on their own accord, are in jail or worse. The teachers are limited by lawyers, unions and the government where they simply teach to the test rather than educate our youth. While they are babysitting our next generation, our current generation is falling apart.
Every time something happens, people are quick to play judge, jury and at times executioner. We label tragedies as ‘hate crimes’ or racist’ without knowing the full story. Just this morning I wept as I read the hate mongering headlines and comments about the shooting in Charleston last night.
Recently I had the pleasure of pre-screening the movie War Room by the Kendrick brothers.
Movie premiers are usually full of people that have never heard of the movie, writers and media. This premier was a little different. Imagine a premier where the packed theater is full of pastors and bloggers. What a great way to start a grassroots campaign for a movie that matters.
War Room is a movie for Christians and non-christian alike. It is a movie for all ages. It is a movie that is needed for our hurting nation.
The Kendrick brothers usually reach new heights with each movie they produce. The War Room is no exception.
The family-friendly movie (rated PG) explores prayer and the role that is plays peoples’ lives. Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, are your typical American couple who seemingly have it all. Tony has a great job, provides a nice house and the finer things for his wife and daughter. Like many families appearances can be deceiving. Their marriage is at the brink of destruction from pride, greed and lust as Tony is tempted while out on the road.
The Jordan family has become the battle line with Elizabeth (Priscilla Shirer) and her daughter fighting a fight that they can only win with Tony’s help. With the help of Miss Clara (Karen Abercrombie), an older, wiser woman, Elizabeth discovers she can start fighting for her family through prayer. Elizabeth begins the journey of taking back her family from the brink of disaster. She confronts not only Tony