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Pandora's Box

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The family conversation has changed and sounds something like this:
Look at all the racially motivated killings by police... Trump's victory is certainly bringing out fear in people... Immigration policies must change... Gun control, mass killings... and then my son stating  (so matter of fact) I may not even want to bring children into this damaged world!  

I long for simpler days when our family discussion revolved around what everyone wanted to eat for dinner.
Sitting back I try to listen as they voice their opinions.  Before me are young adults who were raised with a moral compass pointing in the direction of love & mercy.  I've lead them this far, given them wings to fly so they can make a difference in this aching world.  No longer can I take their hands or shield their eyes from the many horrors lurking outside our family home.

It should be simple to let them think for themselves. But alas; it is not so!  I cannot contain my temper or hold my tongue.  Quickly jumping into the…

Broken Things

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I need not look any further than my own home to witness things falling apart.  Our little Eden on Weston Street, purchased 25 years ago, is in need of some TLC.  A leaky faucet here and a broken light fixture there - all demanding our attention.The sound of dripping water as it rhythmically beats against the stainless steel sink – is really getting on my last nerve! That’s Life!  A brilliant creation – filled with broken things.
Within our circle of family and friends, the conversation inevitably turns to those in need of prayer.  Gone are the simple days of hanging out with friends, enjoying a few cocktails and talking about nothing of consequence.We have somehow reached an age where most people we know are having a simple procedure or minor surgery.  On the horizon lie major complaints, serious conditions and life threatening illnesses. Again, That’s Life!  A brilliant creation – filled with broken things.
The movement of time stretches between days and effortlessly slips into the pas…