Posts Tagged ‘shooting’

When the Shooting Stops, The Questions Begin

In the wake of the recent mass shootings, it is only natural to search for answers to explain something completely incomprehensible. Here is one of those big questions and where I have landed personally on this issue. Please keep in mind I am not a pastor or a theologian, I am just someone like you trying to make sense of the senseless. The Question: With every one of these shootings I pray, but after hearing… … Continue reading

“The Things That Matter” …Some Perspective from a Survivor

“The Things that mattered to me yesterday, do not matter today.” We can learn so much from the survivors — the people who are determined to make it through after a tragedy. It’s been a week since a shooting in Aurora, Illinois. It took place during a human resources meeting at a manufacturing plant. It’s still on my mind for a couple reasons. It breaks my heart. One life lost was an intern, just 21… … Continue reading

How Do We Respond to All This Violence? These Artists Point to Hope.

So much violence happened in the past week. What do we do now? You’re not the only one looking for answers and trying to find the hope in situations that happened in Louisiana, Minnesota, and, now, Dallas. We don’t have all the answers, but the way some of our WAY-FM artists are responding can help get our minds in the right place and let us know we’re not alone. Focus on what will win in… … Continue reading

A Needed Song of Hope on a Hopeless Day in Dallas

In the wake of tragedies like the shootings in Dallas and Louisiana and Minnesota this week, it’s easy to feel hopeless. That’s why it’s great to have songs like this from Tenth Avenue North to remind us who our hope is in. As I walk this great unknown Questions come and questions go Was there purpose for the pain? Did I cry these tears in vain? I don’t want to live in fear I want… … Continue reading

Christian Artists Respond with Wisdom to What Happened in Orlando

We woke up to more devastating headlines. This should not happen. And again, we ask ourselves the question – How on earth do we respond? The artists you hear on WAY-FM have been responding with wisdom. We don’t have all the answers, but here are some heartfelt reminders of truth as you think about this today. Sharing how to pray Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of Orlando. We pray that God… … Continue reading

UCC Shooting: How To Pray When Things Don’t Make Sense

We live in a broken world as is evidenced by the shooting today at UCC in Oregon. This is becoming too common of an occurrence. Even hearing the shooter is dead doesn’t bring comfort, it just adds to the mystery and tragedy. It is in these times that we have to claim God’s promise, that He will give us peace when there is not understanding. So maybe that needs to be our prayer for people… … Continue reading

Prayers for Charleston

There’s evil in this world. There are bad people and they do bad things to good people. It shouldn’t happen and we all grieve when it does. But inside of this you still have to be mindful of the fact that evil doesn’t win and it doesn’t own this. It can be redeemed, it can be reclaimed. Obviously that doesn’t make the pain any less for anyone going through this who has lost friends or… … Continue reading