Declining Race Relations and Law Enforcement: A Christian Response

My sentiments on this topic I share exclusively with my Christian brothers and sisters, because “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3).  I am hoping that we can reason together and gain understanding from one another.  I am praying that we lead by example for those who do not know God, and […]

Terrorism: A Christian Response

by Providence Crowder There is a constant battle being waged between good and evil.  The latest terrorist attacks in San Bernadino, CA where 14 Americans were slaughtered by two Islamic extremists reminds us that evil is ever lurking.  We have a real and present enemy who is wrecking havoc in our lives, causing panic, exploiting […]

GET YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER

by Providence Crowder Recently, my family and I have experienced the loss of several loved ones.  And as anyone who has ever lost someone close to them knows, losing someone you love is devastating.  Even when one believes he is prepared to receive it, at the moment our loved one passes from this life to […]

What Does Justice Look Like?

 by Providence Crowder What is justice and why does everyone demand it?  What does it look like?  What does it feel like?  Would you recognize justice if you saw it? In this nation alone, there are endless claims of injustice.  Many black Americans demand justice to end what they deem are racial inequalities and police brutality.  The […]

Christians Need a NEW NORMAL

By Providence Crowder I remember enjoying television as a child. Among my favorite sitcoms were: Cosby Show, A Different World, What’s Happening Now, Good Times, Amen, 227, Family Ties, Growing Pains, Punky Brewster, Alf, Different Strokes, Family Matters, Webster, Home Improvement, Fresh Prince of Bel Air . . . and others. I also LOVED Happy […]

Sex and Marriage: A Christian Response

by Providence Crowder Though sex is not dirty, it can be an unclean thing. I know, I know, everybody’s doing it. A whole lot of somebodies are doing a whole lot of it—there are over seven billion people on this earth! We are black and white, rich and poor, and we speak in different tongues, […]

Battling Drug and Alcohol Addiction: A Christian Perspective

by Providence Crowder A Message to the Loved One: Losing a loved one to an unexpected tragedy is devastating.   Just as tragic is losing a loved one to a fatal illness such as AIDS or Cancer—which often ends in death after slow and laborious agony.  Yet, I can think of few things more numbing, more […]

True and Life Changing Story!

This is a true and life transforming story.  Did you know: “Sin came into the world through one man, and death came through sin, and so death spread to all because all have sinned.” (Romans 5:12) “All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)   Therefore “If we say that we […]

Heaven and Hell

By 11 year old Nick Cesarano One day there was a man.  He was no ordinary man.  He was the most kind and generous person in existence.  One day, God said to one of his angels, “This man… He is so kind, generous, and respectful.  I feel I need to reward him for his good […]

Stress, the Correctional Officer’s Silent Killer

  By Carl ToersBijns, former deputy warden, ASPC Eyman, Florence AZ  Originally published: 12/17/2012  Whether it’s acknowledged to be factual or not, stress is a silent killer among correctional officers and detention officers. This viewpoint is often challenged by correctional officers who resist the suggestion it can happen to them as they are stronger than […]