(video 02:48 bearing witness – spreading the glory)
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Yes. Shout out to the victims family members as well. That courtroom arraignment was amazing. I knew after that hearing – there will be no race riots in Charleston.
Live your life to please God. Amen.
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And as we shout yes..prayers and godspeed to offc Kim slain this day by a black rapper in Ohio and Wisc offc shot and alive in WI. May St Michael wrap his wings around offc Kim as he is led into God’s arms and all the angels wrap their wings around the families . Psst Deray and his ilk
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Yep, a pretty humble woman… nice to see.
But what’s up with all the talk about this guy’s haircut? Yes it’s kinda unusual, but FAR from unique. I’ve seen several kids his age and a bit younger like that, in fact two (TWO) on my sons’ friends used to have haircuts almost exactly like that. Maybe it’s a skater thing?
Jello, my comment is not thread related. You had mentioned in the Baseball hacking thread, watching Roberto Clemente play. Your comment, brought back many good memories of my youth. I was raised in Pgh. Going to Forbes Field to watch The Great One was very special, Clemente was that, special player, who played the game for the love of the game. Thanks Jello…..
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Maybe Sundance will start a baseball-specific open thread one of these days…. sounds like you and I (and no doubt many others here) could have some VERY interesting talks about the game… especially from back in the day when it had an ENTIRELY different feel to it. (And yeah, Bobby is STILL one of my favorite players ever, even though I didn’t like the Pirates as a whole back then.)
Remember, it was a praying woman who spotted Jesse Matthew on the beach in Texas.
However, I can’t believe this conversation took place on national TV.
The beautiful witness of the families in Charleston, SC is touching hearts across the nation.
What a contrast to Revs. Al, Jesse and Louis Farrakhan.
I have been so heartbroken over this slaughter of Christians inside the their church that I haven’t commented on the other threads about this subject. But this is so wonderful I want to acknowledge it. We are all God’s vessels who believe in him and He will use us to his Glory if we make our self available to him and let Him use us. Thank God this woman listened to God’s guidance in this situation. My prayers are with the families of those who needlessly lost their lives to a terrorist who was a coward.
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justfactsplz, I’ve been at a loss for words too, which I’m sure surprises regulars here, since I’m bad to ‘preach’ about principles. I’m far from having the answers to all life’s problems, but I know where we go to get guidance and that there are simple principles to measure against. I’ve felt the absence of those simple ‘kindergarten rules’ has harmed us all greatly and returning to them is a solid place to start healing a lot of our woes.
The reaction of the victims’ families, their church and faith leaders, state leaders in SC, with whom I often disagree, and other people, like Mrs.Dill, is, IMO, nothing short of witnessing Divine Intervention. We may never understand why God allows such horrors as what happened, but I think God gave this troubled young man an opportunity to turn his life around when he sat for around an hour with his victims in a Bible study and almost changed his mind. Sometimes, I guess, extreme pain and suffering is all that will get our attention. The murderer let evil win, but God does not lose.
A lot of ‘things’ are going on that I can’t explain, but I think we’re on the cusp of something big, in several ways. We’re at a tipping point. Politics is not the answer. Political parties aren’t the answer. New laws aren’t the answer. A new president isn’t the answer. Divisiveness, all its rhetoric and desperation to save its reign will double down, but the spark has been lit. Pray God will breathe on it and that the wildfire that will ignite and sweep across the nation will be Jesus. No more burning buildings. No more manipulation of people and the destruction of real lives. No more hate and lies. Just hearts burning with the love of Christ to bring healing, love and rejection of the carefully laid plans of the ‘enemy.’
We’ll never be perfect as a people or as a country, but we can sure be better than we’ve been. We are better than this. All sides have erred. I believe Charleston is the moment that one day we’ll remember as the place where God said, “Enough! I hear the prayers of all my children. The battle is Mine.” I think we’re seeing how simple, though hard sometimes, it really is and Mrs. Dill and the church are examples of just “letting go and letting God”: “Let us be your vessels, Lord, and let Your love and healing begin with me.”
Thank you to each and every one of you who have prayed for the families, Charleston, my state and for this country. Every life is valuable. It’s my prayer that people like the shooter, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and all the lost will realize they’re valuable too, but only they can choose salvation and healing. We all have to make that choice and we often falter, but with the love of Christ in our hearts and minds, and the sincere will to follow Him, we can overcome as individuals and as a nation.
From the broken hearts of broken people…please heal us, Lord, bring us together, and let it begin with me.
Amen to all of that, 7delta. I have prayed and prayed that God would forgive my country and heal our land. The reaction in S.C. could definitely be part of something really big, like a nation wide good old fashioned revival with many turning from their wicked ways and seeking salvation.
The perpetually aggrieved have descended onoSouth Carolina protesting. The BGI can’t keep their noses out of this. They need to go home. The community is doing fine without them.
The perpetually aggrieved have descended onoSouth Carolina protesting.
I pray for not only their defeat, but for every name to be known and that each one will get an opportunity to learn what real equal justice under the law means.
I pray a lot too. There is no job too big for God.
No Jesus. No Peace. :>)
I love your slogan. I don’t know how people get through tough times without the Lord. So many are not experiencing his peace. It’s an evil world right now and people have given themselves over to the evil.
Me either, justfactsplz.
SD – I hope you saw the Shelby Star article that was written yesterday about her account.
Debbie is a Worship Director at a church in King’s Mountain as well as work at her friend floral shop.
This is the truest example of the type of people that live in the Carolina’s! I’m proud to say that todays example by Debbie and by those families at the court hearing are what make me still have hope that not all is lost for our country.
I hope Al and his kind have no success in Charleston at provoking unrest where none is desired or needed.
Debbie Dills, you have a beautiful soul!
When I watched the clip earlier this evening, I was awestruck. It was like God was talking through her to me . . . . and I am sure many others felt the same. Thank you for the reminder that when one surrenders to God’s will . . . . an amazing adventure begins!
Trust in The Lord with all thine heart, and lean not on thine own understanding. In all thy ways, acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.
Prov 3 : 5-6
God bless Debbie Dills for her keen observation in spotting & assisting in capturing Roof. My heart goes out to all the victim’s families to all the citizens of Charleston, SC for showing the spirit of love, compassion and unity in these dark times. The family members who spoke brought tears to my eyes to hear them in all their pain and grief begging the Lord’s forgiveness of that young man. So proud to see Charleston black & white community holding hands, hugging, crying, praying….Together. Old folks used to say, “the Lord works in mysterious ways”. All white people are not evil and hateful….all black people are not evil and hateful. Regardless of all the violence that has transpired throughout the nation recently….through the sacrificial lambs whose lives were taken in that church — the Lord is showing us (blacks and whites)….Good People still exist in ALL races. The good people remain humble in the spirit of the Lord. Blessed are the meek in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called ..the Children of God.
So happy to see believing folk loving each other in the Lord. We are family. My heart goes out to those who lost loved ones in this senseless tragedy. God means this for good. His will be done. Amen.
I guess God was away at the time these people were killed by this nut.
What an amazing witness she is!
Even Daily Mail wrote about God in their articles about Debbie:
I’ve read that Roof told the survivor that he planned to kill himself.
This Daily Mail article about his sister, Amber, cancelling her wedding states that,
” Although authorities haven’t said why Roof fled to Shelby, Amber’s fiancé Michael Tyo lives
just three miles from where the 21-year-old was captured, in a residential area of brick ranch-style houses.”
That is such an excellent point, that Roof probably passed thousands of cars that morning that either didn’t notice, or didn’t call. Well done, Debbie, well done, indeed!
Obama & all the other egotistical politicians should take note and embrace the honesty, integrity and selflessness of Debbie. She acted purely on instinct without any thought to political ambition or “what’s in it for her.”
Praise God that someone like Debbie was in the right spot at the right time.
God is great !
Our sister Debbie. We love you!!
I ran across this in my feed this morning and wanted to pass it along.
“On Sunday morning, June 21, at 10 a.m. EST, churches all over Charleston will ring their bells as a show of solidarity in the face of the unspeakable hate crime that took nine innocent lives at Mother Emanuel AME church.
The city has invited churches around the world to #ChimeWithCharleston tomorrow, and we at Southern Living think it’s a beautiful response to this cowardly act of violence that has shaken us all.
See a list of confirmed churches at http://www.charlestonly.com/solidarity, and you can register your church by emailing email@example.com. #PrayersforCharleston”
Residents and visitors are encouraged to participate in the #CharlestonUnited show of solidarity by standing respectfully outside participating churches and ringing personal hand bells if so desired.
We invite churches across the United States and around the world to #ChimeWithCharleston in solidarity! It matters not your denomination, only that you have faith in compassion and unity for all people. Ring your bells on Sunday, June 21! Don’t have a church steeple to rally around? It doesn’t matter! Get a hand bell. Download a chime bell app for your smart phone. Make a joyful noise!
As long as this doesn’t become an extension of the phony, racist “Black Lives Matter” stuff, then it might be a good thing.
Praise the Lord! She gave the credit and the glory to God. Amen!!
Meanwhile, on CNN, they probably described her as a right wing religious zealot…
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