Good morning, All.
As some of you may know, I also participate over at GCN. I learned just yesterday that someone I've grown quite close to over time was viciously mugged over the weekend -- fractured nose, 40 stitches, etc.
I have no idea yet if this was a hate crime or a "garden variety" mugging. Regardless, it's very upsetting news.
Of course, I thank God it wasn't worse.
This friend -- Dave -- is a very friendly and loving presence at GCN and uses his free time to minister to others at his church and through his band Canaan
. He gives tremendously of himself -- this in spite of the fact that he has suffered a number of losses recently.
His body will no doubt heal, but I fear the biggest challenge will be the emotional/mental healing.
Please remember him in your prayers by asking for God's peace and strength while he recovers.