EX-CON PRAYS FOR POLICE OFFICER(S)

I found this on Christiantoday.com and thought that it would be apropos today.  Check out this interesting backdrop/juxtaposition to what we normally see in the news. 

A papal visit can’t heal these wounds
Edward Amey and Texas City Officer Salvador Chapa hold hands in prayer.© ABC 13 Screenshot Edward Amey and Texas City Officer Salvador Chapa hold hands in prayer.
The last time Edward “Doc” Amey saw Texas City Officer Salvador Chapa he was being arrested on a gun charge. That was eight years ago back when Amey used to be a gangster but recently he found God and since then he’s been living a righteous life. He used to sell drugs; today he stops police and asks if he can pray with them and more importantly, for them.”I have not always been a friend to the police,” Amey told KHOU. “I grew up selling drugs. I’ve been to prison three times.”
According to the news station, Amey’s rap sheet includes six felony convictions and several more misdemeanors. But Amey says all of that is behind him as he lives a prayerful life.”The last week-and-a-half God has really been giving me the urge to pray for police officers,” Amey said.

So when he saw Officer Salvador Chapa he asked if he could pray for him. The officer agreed and the two men held hands, bowed their heads as Amey lead them in prayer. Amey’s friend who had no idea he was going over to pray with the officer snapped a photo of the two men praying. The photo has gone viral on social media.

“I arrested him several years ago on a gun charge,” Chapa said. “And due to that, he ended up doing some time.”

Amey told the news station that he hopes the power of prayer can help change the negative image that people have of young black men and cops.

“They’re used to seeing cops getting killed by young black men or young black men getting killed by cops,” Amey told KHOU. “They’re not used to seeing an ex-con and a cop praying with each other.”

Amey told the officer, “I love you,” at the end of his prayer.

“I love you, too, brother,” Chapa said. “Thank you very much for praying for us.”

 

SUNDAY INSPIRATION

William Murphy: I’m Praying For You (MIME)

Psalm 95:6-7  NIV – Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Today, if only you would hear his voice.

 

CHURCH FOOLISHNESS

You’ve got to check out this video.  This comes from this young man named Willie Moore, Jr.  I listen to him on the Nightly Spirit which is his radio show on 102.5 in Atlanta.  He’s not only in Atlanta but a number of other markets as well.  Although he is spiritual, he is hilarious as well. You’ve got to find this guy on the radio in your area.  And you’ll know it’s him when he says….. FLAT OUT!!! He is a minister, motivational speaker, actor, comedian, recording artist, and the list goes on and on.  On this particular video, he talks so truthfully about CHURCH FOOLISHNESS…..WE WANT THE TRUTH!!! @PWillie1

If you’ve ever been in a church like this…..you know exactly what he is talking about.  Stop playing.

 

I AM

Ok, here is another one of those songs that I’ve fallen in love with.  For a while I thought it was being sung by Donnie McClurklin but this one is being sung by a gentleman named Jason Nelson.  The song is simply called “I AM”. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

2 Corinthians 10:17-18 NIV

But, “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”  For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.


 

 

CHURCH MASSACRE IN CHARLESTON,SC

The senseless murder of nine black men and women, who were at a bible study, by a white male with white supremacist ties has sparked outrage around the country.  This horrific incident took place two days ago in Charleston, SC.  An arrest has been made but the name of the suspect will not be entertained on this site.  I am posting two songs in memory of the victims.  The songs are:  “His Eye Is On The Sparrow” by Lauryn Hill & Tanya Blount and “One Sweet Day” by Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men.

The names of the victims are listed below:

State Sen. Clementa Pinckney, 41, pastor of the Emanuel African Methodist Church, Cynthia Hurd, 54; Tywanza Sanders, 26; Sharonda Singleton, 45; Myra Thompson, 59; Ethel Lance, 70; Susie Jackson, 87; the Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., 74; and DePayne Doctor, 49.

WHY SOME CHURCH PEOPLE GET ON MY NERVES…

You’ve got to check this guy out.  His name is Willie Moore Jr. and he is hosting a radio show in Atlanta in the evenings.  This young guy is motivational, funny, and “flat out” spiritual.  I listen to him so much that I had to look him up.  He is even more hilarious in his Youtube videos than he is on the radio (102.5 FM).  So here he is talking about “Why Church People Get On My Nerves.”  You’ve got to enjoy this. Oh, and this will not be the last time you’ll see him here.  Too funny…….

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