As I attempt to process and pray for those who are suffering in our world and involved in situations beyond understanding–I resonate with the words of Tolkien today.

“I wish none of this had happened….So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”

Galatians 5:22-23New International Version (NIV)

My friends, you are constantly in my prayers and my heart is burdened for you.