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  • The nation young and united protest
    Let Justice breathe in America
    The scenes in the media this week appears and feels like a vivid imagery from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, last couple of speeches, having people of all race and creed actively and emotionally coming together in harmony in a peaceful nationwide...
  • Advent, a time of hope for peace
    Advent, a time of hope for peace
    Advent is a time of hope for the world. It is not the next election, the next great political movement, the next great religious movement or even our favorite sports team winning the season. Passages such as Mark 13:24-37 reveal that the outcome...
  • Pastor Ron Edmondson
    The journey of finding peace this Christmas holiday season
    Pastor Ron Edmondson ofImmanuel Baptist Church has some advice on how toenjoy thisChristmas holiday no matter what your circumstance or losses have been over the last year. He explained, "We get our ideas about Christmas from tv and movies...
  • Is true peace possible?
    Is true peace possible?
    Since the time when God first created man, we have struggled to be at peace with ourselves and others. From that fateful Eve when the mother of humanity engaged in conversation with the deceiver, we have listened to lies and our own selfish...
  • Counting Blessings - A Devotion
    Counting Blessings - A Devotion
    I Corinthians 1:26-28 (NLT)Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think...
  • The Ferguson case shows us that we have a lot to learn about handling racial discord
    Don't ignore underlying lesson from Ferguson
    This morning, I got down on my knees and begged my son to wear his snow boots. It's pretty embarrassing to admit, and I've got to think he was shocked. But it's freezing and snowy here in the Chicago area, and I was desperate to make...
  • I Cried - A Devotion
    I Cried - A Devotion
    Psalm 33:18-22 (NLT)But the LORD watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his unfailing love. He rescues them from death and keeps them alive in times of famine. We put our hope in the LORD. He is our help and our shield. In him our...
  • Hunter Pence talks with teammate Buster Posey
    Giants' Pence offers wise word before (and after) Game 1 of World Series
    Immediately after Game One of the World Series, Giants outfielder Hunter Pence was interviewed by Fox commentator Erin Andrews, and during the brief interview, he told her what he said to his teammates before the game. He said, “Make your...
  • Counting Joy - A Devotion
    Counting Joy - A Devotion
    James 1:2-4 (NLT)Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your...
  • To Be Still - A Devotion
    To Be Still - A Devotion
    Psalm 46:10-11 (NLT)“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” The LORD of Heaven’s Armies is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress.To be still is a...
  • The black flag of jihad
    Choosing the correct approach toward ISIS
    Baby boomers remember the paradox posed by the Vietnam War too well. How could the United the self-proclaimed champion of peace in the Free World justify dropping tens of thousands of tons of TNT on the citizens of a Third World country with which...
  • Make Peace - A Devotion
    Make Peace - A Devotion
    Ephesians 2:14-18 (NKJV)For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in...
  • Pakistan and India
    Pakistan-India relations; call for restraint
    Nine civilians were killed and at least twenty five wounded on Monday in fighting along a stretch of the disputed border between India and Pakistan in the Kashmir region. Pakistan Army's Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement issued...
  • Yvette seen here with Rapper Common at Peacefest
    East St. Louis celebrates unity with Peacefest featuring Common and more
    The weather was perfect in the St. Louis metro east corridor, and on the grounds of East St. Louis at Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park. Eastway/Gateway Peace Festival with Robert Eastern, East St. Louis City Councilman & Michael Floore, Chief...
  • thankful - a devotion
    thankful - a devotion
    I Thessalonians 5:18 (NLT)Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.Shopping for the upcoming bridal shower for our oldest daughter, I drug my middle daughter into a local home store. Filled...