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Grappling Hook

12894702_s.jpgGrapple means to engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons or, more plainly, to wrestle.  A grappling hook or grapnel is a device with multiple hooks (known as claws or flukes), attached to a rope; it is thrown, dropped, sunk, projected, or fastened directly by hand to where at least one hook may catch and hold. Generally, grappling hooks are used to temporarily secure one end of a rope. Historically, grappling hooks were used in naval warfare to catch ship rigging so that it could be…

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Compassion and Kinship: Fr Gregory Boyle at TEDxConejo 2012

This moving talk shows how compassion should be and can be worn.  I wanted his talk to be part of the 7-70 web site because it sums up what we want to be;  Crist like servants, setting aside all judgement, demonstrating the grace God has blessed us with.  http://www.homeboyindustries.org/

 

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Returning Citizens Already Have Business Skills

Let me start with a definition:  In the world, good and bad are relative terms defined by the prevailing culture.  A culture is a collection of rules, norms and customs of any particular group.

For the past 10 years I’ve been around ex-gang members, in church, in my ministry and while working with returning citizens through 7-70 Re-entry Services.  I find the main points of this video to be true.  I would like to make some comments.

Mr. Blair talks about survival Instincts, leadership…

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4 Ways to Pluck Sin Out of Your Life and How to Pluck It

29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

-- Matthew 5:29 KJV

When I first started reading the Bible I’d get stuck on particular versus and couldn’t go forward.  For example, when I read the verse above, I thought a couple of things.  One was to engage in thought experiment trying to visualize it’s meaning.  I started with a question. …

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Recipe For Change: Verse Written Inside

  1. You have to knead past your old you
    To get to spread your new you
    So what do you do?
     
  2. Take one cup of change
    Change is our only option
    And this change must be forever
     
  3. Chill by loving yourself
    then you can love others
    My sisters and brothers
     
  4. Add one cup of love
    ‘Cause it’s gonna be a struggle
     
  5. Starting right here
    Right now
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