Immigration crisis

I’ve been reading about the recent crisis of immigrant children coming into the United States. I’m not sure how recent it actually is, I’ve just become aware of it in the last week. What strikes me is how angry some people are over this situation. I don’t know what the solution is -I think the people in Washington DC have a tough journey ahead of them trying to come up with legislation.

What concerns me is the churches reaction.
John 13:34-35 says ” By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
*That is the distinguishing mark of a Christian.

1 John 3:17-18 says ” But whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him? Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.”
*Those verses say that isn’t isn’t enough to just feel love for other people – we need to show it.

Zechariah 7:9-10 says “This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.”
*Those verses spell out how to love other people.

I agree that there needs to be reform to the current immigration laws. In the meantime, I hope the church can find a way to care for those already here. I would jump at the chance to house a child while they go they go through the process of finding out if they are staying in the US or heading back to their families. I hope I have a chance to help in some way. And I hope the church or para-church organizations step up and help in this crisis. My heart aches for these children and their situation. And for well meaning Christians who don’t seem to be able to see this as an opportunity to love the way the Bible clearly tells us to.

My dog really is awesome

10 things I can’t get enough of…
1. My dog. He is seriously the best thing to happen to our family. I so wish we’d had a dog when the kids were little. Ah, well better late than never!
2. Feeling cold (because my family keeps the AC low) then walking outside and being nice and warm instantly. Living in the desert isn’t always so bad.
3. Disneyland. My husband is over it, but give me a day where the only thing the kids argue about is which order to go on the rides and I’m loving it!
4. Cookie butter. It’s a good thing Trader Joes is nowhere near us.
5. Summer vacation. Sleeping in, swimming at the pool, eating dinner at 8, playing games, watching movies. Having older children they do their own thing most of the time. But summer gives me more time with them & I love it!
6. Late night walks. Well, late for me. The sun goes down at 8 & I love walking in the warm air as the sun goes down.
7. Jimmy Fallon. He is just so fun to watch- I think because he seems to be having such a good time with his show.
8. Necklaces. I wear plain clothes & dress them up with jewelry. I have been looking for ideas on Pinterest to organize them. It’s an easy way to stay on trend without buying a new wardrobe.
9. Working in ministry. I recently started volunteering as the Children’s ministry director at the church here on post. And will soon have a paid position coordinating the Protestant service. I didn’t realize how much I missed it, until I started again. It’s busy, but it’s what I love to do!
10. Switchfoot. Best band ever. And the broam is this weekend. I can’t wait!


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