#SomethingWonderful Art Show Today! #Cincinnati

Join us today to raise money and awareness for Bethany House Services and support local artists and artisans! Address is the Glendale New Church: 845 Congress Avenue, Glendale, OH 45426. 10 am-4 pm

#PsalmOfTheDay: Psalm 38

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New Living Translation

Psalm 38

A psalm of David, asking God to remember him.

O Lord, don’t rebuke me in your anger

    or discipline me in your rage!

Your arrows have struck deep,

    and your blows are crushing me.

Because of your anger, my whole body is sick;

    my health is broken because of my sins.

My guilt overwhelms me—

    it is a burden too heavy to bear.

My wounds fester and stink

    because of my foolish sins.

I am bent over and racked with pain.

    All day long I walk around filled with grief.

A raging fever burns within me,

    and my health is broken.

I am exhausted and completely crushed.

    My groans come from an anguished heart.

You know what I long for, Lord;

    you hear my every sigh.


My heart beats wildly, my strength fails,

    and I am going blind.


My loved ones and friends stay away, fearing my disease.

    Even my own family stands at a distance.


Meanwhile, my enemies lay traps to kill me.

    Those who wish me harm make plans to ruin me.

    All day long they plan their treachery.


But I am deaf to all their threats.

    I am silent before them as one who cannot speak.


I choose to hear nothing,

    and I make no reply.


For I am waiting for you, O Lord.

    You must answer for me, O Lord my God.


I prayed, “Don’t let my enemies gloat over me

    or rejoice at my downfall.”


I am on the verge of collapse,

    facing constant pain.


But I confess my sins;

    I am deeply sorry for what I have done.


I have many aggressive enemies;

    they hate me without reason.


They repay me evil for good

    and oppose me for pursuing good.


Do not abandon me, O Lord.

    Do not stand at a distance, my God.


Come quickly to help me,

    O Lord my savior.

#WeRemember #911 and we #ChooseLove

911A lot of us probably have pictures like this in our old collections, slides from yesteryear.  This one is from mine.

I was reminded by someone yesterday that there are young folks who do not have the date of September 11, in their memories, as a day that everything stopped; a day the western world felt different.

Today we remember all the lives that were lost, and those forever affected that day and after, the people who were born on September 11th, that will not experience a birthday in quite the same way as before 2001.  Let us most remember that we have a choice to be loving in the sight of hatred, and giving, in a world that values ego, selfishness and accumulation of worldly goods.  Let us make Earth as peaceful and loving for other people now, as we hope Heaven will be when we get there.

To honor and promote peace, learn about the Alicia Titus Fund.

“Through the grieving process of losing Alicia, we now have a greater compassion for all who have suffered painful losses.” -John and Bev Titus