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[Photograph of Donald Trump by Martin Schoeller for TIME. Photograph of Hillary Clinton by Stephen Lam / Reuters. Montage added.] If this election has taught anything to anybody, it should be that we need to love one another, even if we disagree with each other. I have found that the only way people can change is for us to engage in an intentional conversation and genuine care for the other person, regardless of our differences. The beauty of this world is…

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Perceptions from afar are usually off-base. Typically, they are formed with a picture painted by others who also perceive from a distance. Nothing beats the experience of learning first-hand, with your guard down, of knowing what things are really like. I remember people asking me if it was going to be safe living in Mexico, even by a few Mexican friends who have lived a good part of their lives in the US. They spoke about fears of being kidnapped…

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I want to walk through a thought process here and don’t want you to jump to any conclusions by the first few paragraphs of this post. The end result of this post will probably surprise you so stay with it. I’ve tried to keep an open mind with this subject and will provide my input as a US citizen and then as a Christian. Gun violence is all over the news. Murder rates are rising in many US cities. The right…

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I goofed around in high school and never took things seriously until later in my junior year. I was never prepared to enter college so it was never on my mind. In fact, I was very self-conscious in my ability to be “intelligent.” I guess that’s why I decided to go to art school after being out of high school for a couple of years. At least there, I thought, I can express my intelligence in a visual way. Even…

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Thankfully, I don’t watch the “news” while on vacation. I see a lot of FB posts about Ferguson. It actually made me get off FB last night. I am not surprised at violence. I am not surprised by injustice. These are things that people around the world struggle with every day. Everyone outside the process has an opinion they think it is right. If we were honest with ourselves, most of what we think about the Ferguson situation is controlled…

Would a loving God burn people forever? This is a question that must be answered. The idea of a God that burns people forever has turned away millions from Him and creates a misrepresentation of His character. God is a God of Love and when something doesn’t fit that character attribute, we must look deeper into our own interpretations and reconcile them. Check out the video above for some insight into this subject. Also, I have provided some Bible text…

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I remembered that a few years ago at Serendipity I asked the youth to write down their #1 fear, whether it was of heights, roaches, spiritual or social things. Out of 14 youth, the #1 answer is: The fear of not making it to heaven. I know that this is on a lot of people’s minds still. However, there is no fear when you are living in Him. 1 John 4:17-19 “Love has been perfected among us in this: that we…