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Statement on 10/1 Las Vegas Massacre.

(Katy, Texas) Rev. Robert A. Crutchfield, Christian Growth and Healing Expert at SelfGrowth.Com and founder of Faithinspires.Org released the following statement after Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas,

” I awoke a little while ago to news of the horrific massacre in Las Vegas Last night. My heart breaks for the people killed and injured and their families. No word on the shooter’s motive has been released. Even the first thought that struck me was that hearts and minds need to be changed away from the climate of Anger, Frustration, and violence that has been increasing across the country the last few years.
NO ONE can heal or change hearts and minds like Jesus Christ. This is why I encourage so much prayer following tragedies like this. Such events are beyond our understanding, much less our ability to prevent them.
I pray that those killed, injured, and their families receive God’s mercy, strength and comfort. I also pray that God have mercy on our nation and lead us to heal those things that are working so hard to divide us.”

 

Pastor Crutchfield can also be seen on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/RobertCrutchfieldPastor

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Easter Reflections 2017

I began Easter by posting the following message to FaithInspires’ Facebook page, and to my Facebook and Twitter accounts.

” Today we celebrate the fact that Christ went to Calvary, also known as Golgotha (Hill of Skulls.) He went there to be executed in the most demeaning, inhumane way the Romans had at their disposal, crucifixion ! As the Son of God he could have avoided it all without an once of effort. Yet he willingly submitted to what was about to happen.

He did so for a very good reason. He did so so that EACH one of us could be freed from death, and from our sins. For only the Son of God could die for each person who lived, or would ever live.He was born, lived a sinless life only to spill his own blood for each person. To claim his victory and eternal life we need only to claim his sacrifice and believe in it.

What would seem like a sad tragic day is actually a happy one of great victory ! The cost of Easter has nothing to do with the price of candy. The price of Easter is beyond calculation and was paid for each of us on that far away hill, long ago. Happy Easter !”

 

After what seemed like a very successful Easter Sunday service I returned and posted this, about what I am sure will become a treasured Easter memory.

” I just got back from preaching Easter service at the nursing home. One of my regulars from among the residents got a rare treat, which played out in a way which blessed me mightily.

His daughter who lives out of town came to get him because the family had gathered locally for Easter. She actually apologized to me because with the preparations involved in getting him ready to go out etc. he was going to miss my service. She made a point of telling me how much she enjoyed my service and sermons when she was in town.

I actually got to speak for a moment with the resident as they were leaving. The man was practically in tears at missing my service and literally kissed my hand. I told him that he should go and enjoy his family because they are precious gifts from God.

I know many appreciate my ministry and preaching. But I was touched by the appreciation this man and his family made a point of showing me today. I wish more people understood how much a word or small gesture of appreciation means to those of us in pastoral ministry. Especially those of us who are bi-vocational. Sometimes a simple act such as this one is all that keeps us going when we want to just give up.

This frail, old nursing home resident, and his family gave me a gift of kindness today that will endure as one of my favorite Easter memories.”

 

It has for me been a mostly quiet Easter. I have had the opportunity to get some much needed rest and relaxation. However Christ and his sacrifice have been very much in my thoughts as they are most days. Having the opportunity to  contemplate what our savior did for us on Calvary is a blessing in itself.

International Award winning Christian Writer/Blogger Issues Statement Strongly Condemning Egyptian Church Bombings.

Katy, Texas) In response to ISIS’s claim of responsibility for the bombing of two Egyptian churches, Rev. Robert A. Crutchfield, Founder of FaithInspires.Org and an international award winning writer and blogger issued the following statement.

“ In attacking two churches on Palm Sunday, the Islamic State did not just attack two churches, but attacked the ideals that all people of faith share. They have shown us again that they have no respect for human life, or any faith but their own. Their actions are a disgrace to their faith or any other, and cannot be condoned for any reason or at any level. “

Crutchfield turned his attention to compassion for the victims adding, “ I begin by thanking God for the mercy he showed Coptic Pope Tawadros II, and all those who were spared from the attack. My heart is crying for those who were killed and injured. I encourage fervent prayer for those killed and their families, the injured, and those who were called to assist them all.”

The statement was issued through the FaithInspires.Org website, and released to the media Sunday afternoon following the attacks.

Crutchfield is the founder of FaithInspires.Org an internationally known Christian news and information blog. He was winner of the Author of the Month Award at Scriggler. Com in October of 2016. He also won the Article of the month title there both in October and December of 2016. He also is a Christian Growth and Healing Expert at Selfgrowth.com. He and his work have been seen in GoogleNews, MotivateAmazeBeGreat.com, Katy Christian Magazine, and elsewhere.

FaithInspires.Org Founder Comments on Egypt Air Flight MS 804 Tragedy

Rev. Robert A. Crutchfield founder and editor of FaithInspires.Org releases the following statement on the crash of Egypt Air MS804. “When Egypt Air Flight MS 804 crashed into the Mediterranean, it took with it people from 11 different countries. This is the type of tragedy where the world mourns. But none of us more than the friends and families of those who were lost. On behalf of myself, my family, and our world wide network of donors, readers, and prayer partners at FaithInspires.Org, I want to express our deepest condolences to those who have lost loved ones to this tragedy.”

Crutchfield continued “ May God comfort and strengthen the families of those lost to this tragedy for as long as their journey through grief may take. May he guide, and encourage the rescue workers, and those investigating this crash. I encourage Christians all over the world to join us in these prayers.”

Rev. Robert A. Crutchfield is an internationally known Christian writer, minister, and blogger. He and his work have been seen in/on SelfGrowth.Com, Katy Christian Magazine, ChristianHeadlines. Com, and in the works of best selling author Loree Lough. He holds the honorary rank of Admiral, Texas Navy granted by the Governor of Texas in 1986. He has served with Red Cross Disaster Services, The Military Police Corps-Texas State Guard, and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. He is also the former Chaplain of the Katy (Texas) Fire and EMS Department

FaithInspires.Org Founder Comments on Brussels Attack

Katy, Texas) Rev. Robert A. Crutchfield, founder and editor of FaithInspires.Org an internationally known Christian news and information blog released the following statement on the terrorist attacks in Brussels. “ The tears of the world flow for the people of Brussels, and the families of those killed or wounded in the attacks. Make no mistake, the radical Islamic terrorist we are dealing with currently are not the old school terrorists who only want a seat at the table. They are not interested in debate or negotiation. Our concern as Christians is not that they want to destroy our buildings or bodies. Our concern is they want to destroy our beliefs !”

Crutchfield continued “ My sincere thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those slaughtered, and the wounded and their families. I also do not want to forget the people of Belgium who have suffered greatly for the sake of all of us.”

FaithInspires.Org Founder Reacts to the Death of Nancy Reagan

Pastor Robert A. Crutchfield founder of FaithInspires.Org an internationally known Christian News and Information blog released the following statement on the death of Nancy Reagan, ” First we lost Justice Scalia, now this morning we learned that Nancy Reagan passed away from congestive heart failure. In less than a month Christian Americans, Conservative Americans, and our nation’s cultural heritage lost a huge portion of our hearts. Even many among those who disagreed with her husband’s politics respected Nancy Reagan as a woman of class and dignity. As an actress she gave us many hours of entertainment. As First Lady she made us proud. May God’s comfort and strength be with her family, and many friends as they travel through their grief. My thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to them all.”