GOD PAUSE: I can find it easy to criticize or condemn what I hear or read on social media. But the reality is this --- what is sometimes hidden or private comes out in the open. And the tragedy is that it creates an atmosphere or world that is so very unhealthy and damaging. Just this morning I was reminded in Proverbs 25:18 that says “Lying about and slandering people are as bad as hitting them with a club, or wounding them with an arrow, or stabbing them with a sword.” Dear Papa, you have called me and my friend to be different. To live different. We need your help to live above the fray. And may the atmosphere not invade and infect us. Amen and amen.