Prayers for El Paso, anguish at the world’s brutality, hope in Christ

By Elizabeth Prata I have read that an active shooting situation is occurring at an El Paso, TX mall and Wal-Mart. A shooter has shot and killed multiple victims, (early reports say up to 21 killed, including 4 children) with more shoppers injured and transported to local hospitals. So far a suspect is in custody. …

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Assembly of the dead, or assembly of the living

By Elizabeth Prata A man who wanders from the way of understanding Will rest in the assembly of the dead. (Proverbs 21:16). The phrase 'assembly of the dead' is especially vivid. Assemble is active, but dead is passive. Inert, even. We don't usually think of the dead assembling, or being assembled. But they will all be there, together, away …

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