Another senseless shooting here at UNC Charlotte this week left families devastated. The student who tackled the gunman gave his life to save his classmates. The whole community is in mourning over the incident. Many turned out along the highway today as the young man was brought back to his hometown of Waynesville.
Rising from the ashes
the phoenix returns.
Bringing hope and strength
to all who hear
the tale of rejuvenation.
In this time of violence
destruction and mayhem,
personal devastation and loss
may seem to much to bear.
But, like the phoenix
life will return
And from the ashes
good will come.
Painting: Dwight L. Roth
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On this fifteenth anniversary of the 9-11 attack on the Twin Towers in New York City, we pause to remember the greatness that arose from the evil done to us by the Islamic terrorists. We have a choice to either remember the evil or remember the good. We will not forget the evil done to those innocent lives that were lost, but I believe we should remember the strength and fearlessness of those who laid down their live to save as many as they could from those burning buildings. Don’t be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
The Worst and the Best
Good and Evil combat in the spiritual arena
Every day competing for our souls
Seems that the greatest evil
Brings out the greatest good
The evil and destruction on that fateful day
Brought out Gods best to prove evil wrong
First Responders climbed those towers
Willingly giving their lives
Trying to save people they didn’t even know
When evil attempted to overwhelm us
It only showcased New York’s finest
Who will be remembered
Long after the names of those evil terrorists
Are long forgotten
“No greater love…
Than to lay down your life for another” ~ Jesus
Public domain photo