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  1. Scott says:

    #7 is exactly right, especially in light of what happened here in Roseburg.

  2. Michael says:

    Scott,

    Both campuses of Rogue Community College have just been evacuated…hell is having a field day.

  3. Scott says:

    Michael, so sad to hear that.

  4. Paige says:

    Thank you. So true about community compassion. If only…..

    The Beatitudes are indeed, so HEAVY and rather nothing like much of contemporary Christian church culture. If I had to tear out one part of the Scriptures to be the only piece I could keep, the ‘blessed ares’….would be my choice. A life time contemplation.

    Oh no! What is happening at RCC? Praying right now.

  5. Michael says:

    Bomb threats, both campuses.

  6. Steve Wright says:

    I don’t know everything she might have said since but I was very appreciative of the Democrat Oregon governor specifically saying now is not the time for politics in the immediate aftermath of the shooting. May that be a model for future politicians.

    Given the exact opposite declaration of Mr. bully pulpit.

  7. Em says:

    the bomb threats make one think… if it were possible to eliminate all access to guns from our civilian population, would these delusional (by whatever cause) shooters just crawl back in their abyss of misery or … would they look for another means, such as bombs to vent their anger?

  8. charles says:

    Sadly enough one of the very few times I felt like a part of America as an American and not a demographic of one side or the other was right after 9/11.

    We stood shoulder to shoulder, held hands, cried, comforted and prayed together.

    We just had a young man die from a hit and run, and the community has banded together and raised funds for the grieving family.

    Why does tragedy bring out the best in man?

    God help us to be more Christlike 365 not just when it hits close to home,

    Still praying for your community and this nation.

  9. The Dude says:

    Number 9 is the most difficult one to do.Its much easier to hate someone back.

  10. Em says:

    if we are a “peculiar” people won’t people think that we are Mormons? 🙂
    but seriously, in this day of a psychological explanation for every human gesture, we are more apt to be labeled as having a psychological need or quirk that makes us forgiving, forbearing, unselfish etc.

    focus on Christ and the peculiarity will come “naturally,” however

  11. filbertz says:

    It is unfortunate that ‘peculiar’ in our culture connotes ‘weird’ or ‘strange.’ I like ‘atypical’ or ‘unexpected,’ even ‘counter-culture.’ Peculiar requires different for good reason.

  12. Surfer51 says:

    The New York Times reports that four high school students in the small California town of Tuolumne, about 120 miles east of San Francisco, have been arrested, but not yet charged, for planning an attack on their school, Summerville High School.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/05/us/4-students-arrested-in-northern-california-suspected-of-plotting-killings-in-high-school.html

    According to the Times, three of the four were overheard discussing this plot, and a fourth conspirator was later identified.

    Their goal, according to Toulumne sheriff James Mele, was “to shoot and kill as many people as possible at the campus”; they had not however been able yet to obtain the weapons they wanted to carry out the attack.

    From NBC News’ version of the story:
    “Detectives located evidence verifying a plot to shoot staff and students at Summerville High School,” Mele said. “The suspects’ plan was very detailed in nature and included names of would-be victims, locations and the methods in which the plan was to be carried out.”

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/four-california-students-arrested-high-school-shooting-plot-n438316

  13. j2theperson says:

    If I never took a selfie I’d have a photo album filled with 10,000 pictures of Calice, 2,000 of Rob, and 3 of me.

  14. Dan from Georgia says:

    Seriously, I just don’t get the obsession people have with selfies. Really. I don’t.

  15. The Dude says:

    Last year a guy robbed a bank and almost got away with it.He did a selfie with the stolen money and put it on his Instagram page.He was arrested soon afterward.

  16. Josh the Beloved says:

    Why didn’t Obama address the 111 people who died over the last 2 weekends in Chicago?

    Because his buddy Rahm Emmanuel is major.

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