The Deep Blue Ridge: Roanoke woman doesn’t allow her mental illness to stop her passion for serving people experiencing homelessness
A Roanoke woman who has dedicated her life to serving people experiencing homelessness is sharing where this passion developed and how she closely relates to those dealing with these kinds of struggles. Dawn Sandoval, 55, is the founder of The Least of These Ministry or TLOT.
Pope releases Vatican reform, gives weight to fighting abuse
Pope Francis released his long-awaited reform program of the Holy See bureaucracy on Saturday that envisages greater decision-making roles for the laity and gives new institutional weight to efforts to fight clerical sex abuse. Francis was elected pope in 2013 in large part on his promise to reform the bulky and inefficient Vatican bureaucracy, which acts as the organ of central governance for the 1.3-billion strong Catholic Church. The document was released Saturday, the ninth anniversary of Francis’ installation as pope and the feast of St. Joseph, an important figure to Francis’ ministry.news.yahoo.com
When we hear the word faith we immediately think of a religious experience, but faith is greater than a religious experience. Faith is an internal law that unlocks the power to manifest and believe anything you desire in your life. Faith is the unseen internal mechanism that unlocks the unseen, granting it permission to transition to the seen realm. Anything you desire in life already exists. It is locked in the faith, is a living law found in your spirit and it’s the original law of attraction. Anything you desire in life will not manifest if faith is not included in its release. Faith unlocks the unseen, granting it permission to become visible in your life. Anything you desire in life already exists. If you are able to see it in your mind, it’s an indication that it is determined to come to pass. Faith is the method on how to bring the pictures of your mind into the manifestation of your eyes. When I say the word faith, you immediately think of religion don’t you? Let me first redefine faith. Faith is greater than any religious experience. It is a fruit of the spirit, the superpower within drawing to you the desires of your heart. Faith is the foundational element found in the law of attraction. Before religion ever existed, faith existed as an internal law enabling us to unlock the unseen desires of our hearts, manifesting them into visible accomplishments. What you desire in life already exists. If you are able to visualize it—that is a direct indication that it’s ready to be unlocked. So my question—with the measure of faith you’ve been given what is faith going to unlock for you? Your imagination and life are ready. Are you?
When we hear the word faith we immediately think of a religious experience. But faith is greater than a religious experience. Faith is an internal law that unlocks the power to manifest and believe anything you desire in your life. Faith is the unseen internal mechanism that unlocks the unseen granting it permission to transition to the seen realm. Anything you desire in life already exists. It is locked in the faith is a living law found in your spirit and it’s the original law of attraction. Anything you desire in life will not manifest if faith is not included in its release. For without
Lynchburg faith leaders extend messages of hope after Capitol chaos
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Emotions are still high after the events at the Capitol. That’s why local faith leaders in Lynchburg are offering a message of hope. “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and of a sound mind. “To not only pray, but then to explore ways to put our prayers into actions,” said Pastor Dennis Roberts of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. All three said regardless of political views, violence is never the answer.
Family cancels pilgrimage after third brother dies of coronavirus: ‘We just pray that we get the strength to keep going day by day’
“We definitely stand strong with our faith and knowing that God has a plan for us,” she said. “We just pray that we get the strength to keep going day by day.”chicagotribune.com
As shootings continue, Roanoke leaders prioritize problems and possible solutions
ROANOKE, Va. - Faith, city and cultural leaders continue to scramble to find a way to curb gun violence in the Roanoke Valley. On Monday night, the task force to reduce gun violence met to strategize and set priorities for what they want to see happen. Some will be quicker than others, like the deployment of a new rapid response team to work with the family, friends and neighbors of gun violence victims. On Tuesday night they focused on what they want to achieve, with the plan of working over the 10 weeks to develop an actionable plan to give to Roanoke City Council. Task Force to Reduce Gun Violence Meeting Dates: All Meetings will be held at the Community Solutions Center, 2328 Melrose Avenue, N.W., unless otherwise noted.
"We are in a state of emergency," Roanoke faith leaders plan vigil after latest shooting
ROANOKE, Va. - Faith leaders in the Roanoke Valley are doubling down after yet another shooting over the weekend. The faith leaders say the killing has to stop and they've announced 'Roanoke Prays,' a vigil scheduled for Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Melrose Park to help it happen. Flashing blue lights and crime scene tape have become the reality that many in Roanoke are scared will hit them next. Councilwoman Trish White-Boyd is heartbroken over the violence this year and is leading a faith based effort to curb violence. Police have yet to make an arrest in Evans' death, but the faith leaders said they have trust in the police to do their job.