restore

Do you want to be restored?  Our world is broken.  Injustice abounds.  Whether on the news, at work, in our family or among our friends we face challenges.  We want to restore you to face those challenges.  Here are 5 powerful reasons to restore yourself this weekend. Reason #1:  Lament – a call for justice…

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God's Justice

Is God’s justice best understood to punish or restore?  The question is significant.  How we view justice has a direct impact on how we do justice.  Which is it?  Is a Biblical view of justice best described as retributive or restorative? God’s justice recognizes God is judge Those who believe the Bible is about punishment…

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care

I was blessed to get out of the Chicago cold on vacation recently.  While traveling, I read “Crazy Enough to Care” by my friend, Alvin Bibbs.  Alvin provides excellent insights into what it means to be crazy enough to care. Begin with Compassion Alvin’s book is not meant to be read as a book.  The…

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rescue

Last week the world witnessed the courageous cave rescue of twelve members of the now-famous Wild Boars youth soccer team.  Here are three remarkable lessons for us. Lesson One:  The resilience of hope The day began full of promise.  Saturday, June 23 was Peerapat “Night” Sompiangjai’s 17th birthday.   While a Sponge Bob birthday cake and…

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Restore 117

The Lord loves justice (Ps. 33:5).  He challenges us, “Listen you leaders. Should you not embrace justice?” (Mic. 3:1) Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. (Isa. 1:17)  That is God’s call to us.  How do we answer?  Here are…

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rescue

October 22-28 is National Pro Bono Celebration Week.  As we celebrate the work of pro bono lawyers let’s seize the opportunity to do significantly more to rescue and restore neighbors through justice.  Here are three valuable opportunities to make that happen: 1. Rescue by seeing the problem. A Priest and a Levite walked past an…

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