A sweetgum tree that's on my walk to work provided these prisoners of war. If only as easily we could contain their tiny look-alikes.
Death, suffering, quarantine, and lost income are no causes for smiles. Yet it is also true that laughter increases infection-fighting antibodies and immune cells. Martin Luther wrote, “The best way to drive out the devil, if he will not yield to texts of Scripture, is to jeer and flout him, for he cannot bear scorn.... The devil is a melancholy spirit, and cheerful music soon puts him to flight.” Thomas More similarly stated, “The devil…that proud spirit…cannot endure to be mocked.” In Proverbs chapter 17 we have, "A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones."
At The Surge we love doing things together... that includes writing a blog! Here are a few of our main contributing authors:
Our fearless leader, Dwaine is the lead pastor at The Surge. His experience in counter terrorism with the CIA prepared him for ministry and he likes dogs and babies even more than E does.
E (short for Eric Reiss) is the Wingman at The Surge and likes dogs, music, Mexican food, his wife Karen and his little girl Evangeline... not necessarily in that order.