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Archive of the posts written by author: Amy Charest.

Time to grow up

Time to grow up Gun violence prevention needs to move forward. The rate of gun violence in the United States compared to other Western developed countries, as well as the statistical human cost are beyond well documented. I urge you to look at…


The Reign of Fear-The Triumph of Christ!

In his sermon on 15 January 1933, Dietrich Bonhoeffer preached on Matthew 8:23-27, saying: “…the Bible, the gospel, Christ, the church, the faith- all are one great battle cry against fear in the lives of human beings….Learn to recognize and understand the hour…


A Jarring Truth: 15 Actions to Prevent Gun Violence

And [Jesus] said, “No prophet is accepted in the prophet’s home town.” ….When they heard this, all in the synagogue were filled with rage.  They got up, drove him  out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on…


My gun story

I grew up in small town Climax, Minnesota. I loved playing guns. I had six shooters, cavalry holsters with a six shooter cap gun, an army “burp” gun, a plastic Thompson sub machine gun. The creme-de-la-creme was a rubber gun constructed of laths…


Perspectives on Advent and Gun Violence Prevention

What words can drive us forward, into the future, engaging the new year? In my devotions today, I read Isaiah 9:2-7.   The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light…. For the yoke of their burden…you have broken…. For a…