The Serenity Prayer has spoken to hearts for decades. The author is often listed as ‘Anonymous’ and frequently the second stanza is eliminated. The longing for peace transcends time and culture. Sometimes, though, the piece is attributed to certain theologians or martyrs of the Christian faith–which takes one a little closer to the truth of its history. As it always does, … More Where is peace?
It astounded me to read a poster on the wall of the Lowe’s Family YMCA that stated their purpose as helping to bring unity to body, mind and spirit. The poster had Christ’s words from His prayer in John 17. Most non-profits began with Christian ideology…few retain those principles. As I reflected on the ‘rightness’ … More Find Peace by uniting body, mind & spirit
We buy fire insurance with the hope that we never need it. In the natural realm, it works reasonably well. Even if the policy is not that good, fire insurance works well to gives us peace of mind and even a poor policy will mitigate the devastation if a fire happens. So, a fire insurance policy … More Danger & Devastation: Fire Insurance
Shortly after 9/11 there was an interview with an ISIS member who captured for me the essence of their heart. He said something like this: “America, you will never win because you love life and we love death.” He may be right…our country may not win, but we don’t have to lose. Christ is life; He … More Love Life
Just a short note this morning from the hope I found in Scripture this morning. Hope in the Bible means confident expectation for good. The struggle in your face? God’s got it. Just like Joseph, we need to remember that evil is turned upside down in God’s hands! (Genesis 50) Our task? Respond … More Struggles? Concerns? HOPE!
One of the most difficult things in life is forgiving those who hurt us–or the ones we love. Forgiveness is never for the offender, though. Forgiveness frees us! I am excited to share another ‘taste’ of the spiritual journaling book. Working through Forgiveness Forgiveness allows us to LIVE the Gospel in the most tangible way … More The Great Barrier to Peace