Cabbie talk Alaska.

I had an interesting conversation with a wonderful cab driver a week ago. It was a lot about spreading hope. Duke and I took a cab from the cabin where we lived alone, with the exception of a week here or there every other month, to Palmer where we would be safe. It was $130 dollar cab but I didn’t have any options at the time. The shelter paid for $30 and that helped a lot. I didn’t know what was going on in this world with all the gun violence. I wrote last month about changing ammunition from lethal to tranquil, but the driver brought up very good points that allowed me to change my perspective. He said if a person wants to kill, it doesn’t matter the method, he will find a way to kill. From fertilizer to a bullet, he will find a way. It isn’t changing the dynamics of the situation, it is changing the hearts of the people of this world. When our hearts change, the mind changes. There is only hope through Jesus, that we both agreed. Where there is a will, there is a way. There will always be hope. Hope will endure the ages because Jesus will endure forever and ever amen.


  1. I agree where there is a will – in violence. However, many murders, etc are “crimes of passion,” and the will disappears with time and calming. Her is where the means comes in. In the Uk we have a very similar amount of violence (per capita), but without means, it rarely becomes lethal. Ultimately, you are right however, we need the transforming power of Christ to make the greatest difference.

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  2. Thanks for sharing Gertie, good points. Jesus said, “out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery…” Matt 15:19. Only the Lord can give us a new heart.
    God bless you sister!


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