Coronavirus News

From Pastor Taylor March 18, 2020, Update Sunday Worship and Night Church Postponed Thanks to each one of you for your prayers in these challenging times. We will provide the worship service live on Facebook at Graffiti E.7th Baptist Church.*** Please continue to pray for Graffiti and how all of

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graffiti depicting arrows, spray painted on a wall

Most Giving Is Really a Trade

I heard someone say this last week—”Most giving is really a trade.” I keep thinking about it. How much of love is really a trade? When someone sings, “I can’t live without you”—are they really thinking about what is best for the other person?  If we go to a church

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red heart

A Wise Heart

“A wise heart knows the right time and way.” Ecclesiastes 8:5 Proverbs and Ecclesiastes in the Bible talk a lot about knowledge and understanding and wisdom. There are things we need to know, but knowledge sometimes is not enough. A person can know a lot and still be a fool,

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graffiti of a crocodile

The Devil’s Turf

However we express it, we all know deep down that there are some things in life that we will need to resist.  We have a fight of faith in life, not a fight against people or circumstances, but a fight for faith through those challenges. Anxiety is the devil’s turf.  It grinds

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graffiti artwork of toilets by matlakas

Meet the Need First–Cleaning a Toilet

They didn’t know what to do. They were in a neighborhood new to them, and they wanted to reach out to their neighbors. Many of these neighbors were from different countries, and some of them were having tough financial challenges. The group asked their leader what they could do for

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De la Vega street art that reads Be Mindful Even If Your Mind Is Full

Mindfulness

Think how our own consciousness has changed. Over thousands of years, we processed our world in a certain way. A hundred and fifty years ago, telephones, radio, and movies didn’t exist. A hundred years ago, television had not even been invented. Forty years ago, we didn’t have the internet. Thirty

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Graffiti art of lion with lamb

God Keeps Losing

God lets Abraham win the argument over how many righteous people need to be in the city in order to save it. God lets Jacob prevail in the wrestling match.  God lets Moses win the discussion over whether to destroy the people in the wilderness. Our Lord takes the position

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Graffiti artist iNo praying hands artwork

Feeling The Tap On The Shoulder

Jon Dobbs taught my son in high school in the Bronx many years ago. Through a strange set of circumstances, he made connections with Graffiti. He has been serving here at Graffiti in assisting in our children’s program. Here is part of his testimony: My name is Jon Dobbs; I

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Graffiit showing shepherd covering sheep with umbrella

Meet the Need First…

Not Meet the Need. One mother had come several times to be at our Toy Sale. She was not here this year. She had overdosed and died in the spring. Another mother had been beaten by her boyfriend a day before. Another mother had been waiting in line since 2

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