I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 11:19

Dear Friends,

Today is a day of new beginnings as we have seen the inauguration of our newest president and vice president. I think it is safe to say that regardless of any of our political ideologies, we all long for a country that is not so polarized and one where we are all safe from disease and economic hardship. While we do not know what will be over the next four years, I hope that we might all be in prayer for our nation. I pray that we will do our best to model for our communities what it means to live in harmony and with good will towards all. These are not political ideologies; these are Christian values. 
   As I pray for all of our political leaders, I pray for the wisdom that can only come from God to guide them in their decision making, advocacy and law making. I pray that we will do our best to support our leaders with our prayers and with our own advocacy of our Christian values. 
   I give thanks to day for our democracy and for my ministry among each of you. We have much to be thankful for.

Blessings, Jackie


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