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Absolute Unnecessary Cruelty


Today, March 12, 2013 at around 1:00 pm our daughter was coming home from work. At the lighted intersection of Hwy 441 and St. Paul’s church road at the bridge, a very large turtle was trying to cross the road.

She turned around hopefully to block the road with the intention of saving the turtle by moving him out of the road. Before she could get to him two cars purposely ran over this innocent turtle. The first car was green with a black driver. The second was a white car but she couldn’t see who was driving.

The turtle was still alive barely, but she could see him crying with his mouth open in severe pain. He was left turned upside down with his shell cracked and his organs coming out of his body. She went back and realized he had been hit again because he was turned over.

She came home crying herself at the horror of this unnecessary and vile act of animal cruelty.  She and I find this to be despicable and a reflection of the mental state of many people.

Who are you who did this?

Do you get some kind of sick kick out of injuring God’s creation?

Do you have any idea how old this turtle might have been?

What was this turtle doing to you?

Just so you know whoever you are we have contacted the local police and they are looking into this matter.

The truth is whether you got caught or not performing this nasty, evil dastardly deed God knows what you did and we know what you did. There is absolutely no excuse for such an unspeakable and horrendous crime.

Not only was this vicious and sadistic behavior, it is shameful.

It is a sad day in America when heartless and malicious offenders like yourselves take their frustrations and anger out on a harmless, and defenseless animal.

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Barricaded Hearts


How do you mend a broken heart that doesn’t want to be mended?

You could answer,A Broken Heart

“Just leave it alone” or “you can’t help if they refuse it.”

True. Maybe it is none of your business.

Maybe the broken heart would rather stay that way instead of dealing with why it was crushed to begin with.

Maybe it has purposely barricaded itself off from the world to escape anymore pain.

That makes sense. However, the heart is not alone; there are many other organs in the human body that may be affected.

In many cases the emotions and mental state may take the biggest hit.

The individual often has no idea it is growing dead branches leaving the core to surface in other areas. At its worst stages the distress can invade life in general, the ability to achieve or impose the misery on others. Close relationships can suffer at the hand of one who refuses to see the truth of their own torment.

No matter how hard one tries to hide it or act as if it never existed, the contagion will slowly leak. It becomes a toxin that must be dealt with. If not, something or someone will suffer.

The broken heart has no thought of those around it. Unknowingly their misguided efforts tend to wreak havoc on their closest allies. Not understanding the prison they hold inside, those who know them best are left bewildered and questioning their illusive behavior. Somehow it doesn’t match up with their personality or beliefs. Attempting to interrogate the reason for this confusion is usually a no-no. The fractured soul isn’t about to let anyone in for an examination they won’t do themselves.

Proverbs 13: 12 “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.”

The physical aspects of a shattered heart can also filter into the rest of the body. The built up anguish and lengthy fear of having to meet it head on is a formula for possible disastrous health issues.

For those who observe one who lives in this self-built personal cage is a frustrating act of feeling helpless. Then there are those who are the target or the recipient of the bitterness and resentment that is part of the territory that comes along with a wounded or fragmented heart.

God is perfectly capable of releasing people from their quarantined lives. Due to the hardened memories or the afflictions of the past the prisoner only allows God into certain areas of their life.

The only cure is to let God in.jesus-our-great-physician

He is the “great physician.”

Not only will he repair the cracks and broken pieces, his love will become the glue that holds it together.

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Related articles from some blogging friends:

http://samuelatgilgal.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/trusting-god/

http://godspeaks-i-listen.com/2013/03/10/the-power-of-communion/

http://butchdean.wordpress.com/2013/03/11/words-spoken/

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