Things are very wrong in our country. We have a lot of serious problems that need to be addressed in a civilized manner and prayerful manner.  Hate, violence and more division will not solve the problems.

Thursday nights in Dallas 12 police officers and 2 civilians were shot and 5 officers killed at a peaceful protest against police violence. Think about that. Police officers were ambushed while protecting a peaceful protest. The event was sparked by incidents in other states. The majority of law enforcement officers in this country are good hardworking officers who willing take risks to protect others. Ironically, the alleged shooter targeted white police officers because he was angry about the police shootings of black men.

The police shootings of Alton Stallings and Philando Castile have sparked more violence and protests.  Peaceful protest can change social injustice. However more violence does not.

Social media has exploded with post about Black Lives Matter. Some are in support, while others oppose the movement. Truth is that black lives do matter. Racism does exist. It is an issue that needs to be addressed with open dialogue, respect and prayer.

In response/reaction to Black Lives Matter social media has also exploded with all lives matter. This too has become controversial because some believe it is making light of the issue that Black Lives Matter is addressing.

The truth is that all lives do matter. Not because of skin color but because of the Creator. When an events like these occur we should be upset because of the loss of life and the injustice.

It is time to stop the madness. Stop the name calling. Stop the violence.

It is time to take a serious look at the problem. To stand up for what is right. Start with making changes we need to make in our own lives.

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