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Instruction Manuals: When in Doubt

I learned something (actually, more than one thing) last week when I was using the self-clean cycle on my new oven. Replace what no longer works. The first oven in our home functioned nearly twenty years. I cannot say the same for our other major appliances. We have replaced the […]

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 […]

A Peace of Him

As I was contemplating my daily readings, I realized anew how God’s Word is akin to the manna of the wilderness. He sprinkles along my path the morsels of knowledge and understanding I need to fulfill my morning-pick-me-up and to curb afternoon pangs and cravings. I cannot rely on these […]