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Peace: Beyond Comprehension

In September, the theme for my art journal group was Seeking Solace. While the group chose to develop their art around mandalas, I chose to reflect on words and songs that have provided peace and solace my entire life. Below is a poem I wrote last year based on Psalm […]

Peace: Beyond Understanding

do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 ESV Peace is often elusive. We say we want it for […]

Second Sunday of Advent: Peace

This reading for the second Sunday of Advent appears in While Bethlehem Sleeps: A Poetic Advent Devotional. Peace: An Essential Lesson Second Sunday of Advent Often our peace of mind is interrupted. Maybe a recent job loss causes discouragement. Perhaps decisions cause worry. Or, as this story shared by Charles […]

What Keeps Me Singing

Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. Colossians 3:16 Every year I seek out new ways to study God’s Word. In 2015, […]

Watch Out!

We are being robbed. Every day this fleeting perpetrator steals our money and influences our youth. We race to the next destination, congratulating ourselves for beating it. We apologize for letting it get away from us. But, it makes constant demands on us no matter how much we strive to […]