Author Archives: Goraju

Black on Black Crime

Today, I listened while someone read an editorial from Jeff Jacoby of the Boston Globe.  In it, Jacoby lists out the brutally convicting statistics about black on black crime.  In particular, I was struck by a quote made by Jesse Jackson in 1993, “There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than […]

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Singing!

I was having a conversation about some kids at church singing songs to God.  Most likely, the kids had very little idea what they were singing, but boy, were they having a ball!  “How cute!  Even though they don’t really get it, they still enjoy it.”  We were both very glad. Now at church, we saw […]

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Battle on the Homefront

Over Labor Day Weekend our nerves were worn ragged by the constant conflict between our next door neighbor and her boyfriend. We hid out in our bedroom with the AC on high just to drown out the sounds, but eventually the screaming, cursing, and breaking glass had us calling 911. If they didn’t need relief, we sure […]

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Everyone is Lonely

<strong>John</strong>, who organizes church socials, sees people come and go while the depth of relationships stays shallow.  <strong>Judy</strong> can’t seem to find people to hang out with at all.  <strong>Mike</strong> can’t seem to get past the cultural differences that he’s facing with the people around him. <em>Everyone I know is looking to belong</em> and yet […]

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Big Dreams vs Health Wealth

As I was thinking about dreaming great dreams, a friend of mine asked what the difference was between health and wealth and great dreams. I thought that was truly a great question.  While I believe on an emotional level the difference is clear, on a logical level they are indeed similar.  They both ask God with expectation, […]

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Dreaming a Great Dream

In my time with God I’ve been praying through Good to Great by Chip Ingram. This isn’t the classic by Jim Collins, but a sort of Christian version of the same thing.  On a chapter I read recently Chip Ingram talks about having God sized dreams, not little me sized dreams, but the big ones.  […]

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Here’s Life Inner City

Our Mission To serve and mobilize the church to live out God’s heart for the poor so that all can grow in Christ and multiply spiritually. Guiding Values As a part of Campus Crusade for Christ we strive to fulfill the Great Commission within our own cities. At same time, we seek to be a […]

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Portable Applications

Portable applications have been interesting me for a while.  Essentially, you can put them on your USB flash drive and carry them wherever you go, with all your settings, files, and preferences. If they’re well written they also won’t leave any traces on the host computer, nor will they require admin privileges.

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Black Flight

“Black Flight is changing the way our cities look! This has serious implications for those of us with Here’s Life Inner City, or for that matter, any inner city organization. I would hope that we take notice, because not only will it affect who we do ministry with, but also where we do it. If […]

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Overstimulated

Have you ever been overloaded by the information available to you? Lately, it seems as if I’m on information overload and my brain needs to work double time to keep up. I find myself contemplating parapsychology and wondering if kick starting a lucid dream is biblical. When I go to the library and browse amongst […]

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