Bible verse of the Day

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Come! Let’s sing for joy to the Lord ! Let’s shout out praises to our protector who delivers us!
Psalms 95:1 NET

The LORD brought you out of the land of Egypt.

The LORD is one.

The LORD alone is your God.

Come, my dear colleagues, let us gather & encourage ourselves in the ONE who grants, sustains & perfects the meaning & purpose of our lives, both as individuals & as a community, within this His created order!

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Andrew Ling’s Vision of Patagonia

Moss and Fog

patagonia andrew ling moss and fogPatagonia, like Iceland, remains high on our travel list, a place of supreme isolation and natural beauty. The sheer scale of the glaciers, the endless mountain peaks, the color palette of the surroundings, all make us want to jump on a place and fly to the bottom of South America. Photographer Andrew Ling has a beautiful gallery of photographs from an adventure he took there.  His journey took him to Grey Glacier in Lago Grey, a place we’re jotting down for our own future adventure. Our planet sure is a gorgeous place.  Via Behance:

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A Most Hopeful Gathering

Improving Police

“Even if you are 100% right, democracy requires compromise.” — Barack Obama

The Public are the Police and the Police Are the Public: Bridging the Gap

A Police-Community Gathering at Grace Episcopal Church, Silver Springs, MD

Saturday, April 1, 2017

I want to begin with a video that greatly moved me during this conference.

On Saturday, April 1st (no foolin’) I was part of a gathering that should occur in every American community; bringing together police and people of color to talk about “bridging the gap” and reminding each other of Sir Robert Peel’s primary principle from 1829 – “The police are the pubic and the public are the police.”

Yes, we are all into this together and we, together, can find a way to bridge the gap between us.

We were hosted by the Center for the Study of Faith in Justice at Calvary Episcopal Church and the conference…

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MONTGOMERY, Texas. A man was arrested Friday and subsequently charged with a third-degree felony after #shoo ting at two men who were allegedly attacking his fiancée – @AceNewsServices

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#AceNewsReport – Apr.04: Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Spring, Texas, resident Jeremiah Morin is being accused of firing “indiscriminately” at two men in ski masks, who were allegedly in the process of attacking his fiancée as she returned home last Friday and was attempting to bring her child inside, according to the Houston Chronicle

Texas man charged with ‘deadly conduct’ for shooting at men who attacked his fiancée Detectives found tie straps near the home that they believe the men dropped during their escape.

Authorities have admitted they believe the men were likely going to commit a crime against Morin’s fiancée.

It looked like some nefarious stuff was going to happen,” Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Bryan Carlisle said. “There’s no doubt about that.”

Morin, 34, reportedly retrieved his gun and began firing multiple rounds at the attackers, and continued pursuing the attackers and shooting at them as they…

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Mission worker sentenced in international kidnapping case

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One of three people who helped a former lesbian kidnap her daughter and take her to Nicaragua was sentenced March 23 to time served and a year of probation.

The Buffalo News reports Amish Mennonite missionary Timothy “Timo” Miller had already served eight months in custody, including more than a month in prisons in Nicaragua where he and his family conduct mission work.

He pleaded guilty and admitted to helping Lisa Miller make her way to Nicaragua in 2009 by purchasing one-way tickets from Toronto to Nicaragua and helping them settle in the country. She is believed to still be living there with her daughter.

Timothy Miller and Lisa Miller are not related.

Prosecutors allege Timothy Miller, Kenneth Miller of Stuarts Draft, Va., and Philip Zodhiates of Waynesboro, Va., helped Lisa Miller keep her daughter away from a court order granting parental rights to Miller’s ex-wife Janet Jenkins and…

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UK: Domestic Child Abduction – Legal Responses Edward Devereux QC, Dr Rob George and Edward Bennett of Harcourt Chambers consider the legal options for the left behind parent where his or her child has been taken by the other parent to another part of England and Wales.

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It is not unusual in a domestic private law children case to be faced with a scenario where:

(i) prior to any proceedings commencing, one parent decamps with the child to another part of the country which, however far from the left behind parent, significantly impacts upon his or her ability to spend time with their child; and

(ii) by the time the matter gets to court, the move, from a welfare perspective, is effectively a fait accompli.

In such circumstances, the emotional angst for the left behind parent, and the tactical tension for their lawyer, is clearly understandable. Does he or she adopt a conciliatory approach, seeking to avoid court proceedings but leaving a risk that the longer the child remains in the new environment, the more likely it is that the child becomes settled and integrated? Or does he or she bring the matter to court urgently, achieving…

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Familiar strangers: the black radicals who civilised Britain

That's How The Light Gets In

When the story of radical politics in Britain during the second half of the 20th century comes to be written by future historians, pride of place will surely be given to the black activists drawn from the post-war generation of migrants from the Caribbean and the Indian sub-continent. This thought occurs after reading reviews of Familiar Stranger, the recently published collection of autobiographical essays by Stuart Hall, who was – in Tim Adams’ words in the Observer – ‘perhaps the most significant figure on the British intellectual left over the course of the last 50 years,’ and learning of the death of Darcus Howe, who once described himself as having come from Trinidad on a ‘civilising mission’, to teach Britons to live in a harmonious and diverse society. Fresh out of university in the early 1970s and radicalised by student politics and anti-apartheid protest, I drew inspiration from these…

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