Memorial Day

Memorial Day dates back in some form to 1868.  The holiday honors those who died in wars for America.  There is a deeper truth in the day which we do well to honor.  Here is the powerful truth about Memorial Day. Memorial Day is not about death, but life. Abraham Lincoln understood the powerful truth…

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second chance

April is Second Chance Month.  As people across the political spectrum work to reform our badly broken criminal justice system, Prison Fellowship along with the NAACP, the ACLU and the Heritage Foundation are promoting “Second Chance” month. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced a resolution on Thursday designating April as Second Chance month.  Senator Portman also…

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Stunned.  Numb.  Too overwhelmed for words, as two more black men lost their lives this week to police violence.  This was a week of further racial divides. “How long, O Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen?  Or cry out to you, ‘Violence!’ but you do not save?  Why do you…

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  Our nation continues to watch events unfold in Ferguson, Missouri over the shooting of Michael Brown.  Many are outraged at another death of a black youth at the hands of white police.  Some in their outrage looted and vandalized stores.  Others peacefully gathered and marched.  Images of tear gas, tanks and police in riot…

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