'Peace' Tagged Posts

'Peace' Tagged Posts

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On Our Way Home

When you wake up in the morning, you never really know what the day will hold. We are so accustomed to making plans and schedules and having every day of our week mapped out like we know exactly what the days ahead will bring. Then, without warning, any heads-up, and any prior notice, your day can change in the blink of an eye. This happened to me not too long ago. I woke up like it was any other Monday.…
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Kindness of Linus

Charlie Brown has a special place in most of our hearts for one reason or another. Multiple generations have grown up watching and reading the adventures he and his gang of friends get themselves into. For those not even a fan of the 50’s era cartoon story and characters, the incredible music of Vince Guaraldi draws them in year after year.  For many of us the nostalgic animation brings us back into the world of Charlie Brown around this time…

Prince of Peace

Peace is not the easiest state to achieve. At times we find ourselves caught in stressful and even painful situations that rid us of hope, compassion, or maybe even faith, and the Bible indicates that one reason Jesus came to this earth was to provide peace. In Isaiah 9:6, we read, For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor,…

How to Make Peace

In Romans 12:18, Paul said, “If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.” In issuing this statement, Paul made it clear that Christians are expected to be peacemakers. While peacemaking is a quality valued in the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:9), it is not a quality valued in the kingdoms of men, and, as a result, knowing how to make peace is a skill many people lack. Thankfully, God did not establish an expectation of…
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Christmas Truce

In December of 1914 World War I had only been a conflict for a mere 5 months. Despite this, as Christmas approached soldiers’ morale was already extremely low and the causality rates extremely high.  This made what happened on Christmas day of that year that much more inspiring and surprising. Starting on Christmas Eve, many German and British troops fighting in World War I sang Christmas carols to each other across the lines, and at certain points, the Allied soldiers even heard brass bands…

A Quick Checkup

I have been wearing glasses and/or contacts since the third grade. Without corrective lenses, I have trouble seeing anything that isn’t directly in front of me. For those of you who understand prescription strengths, my contact lens prescription is now a -6.5 in my left eye and a -7.25 in my right eye. Yes, it’s bad. Lately, I’ve been using some reading glasses along with my contact lenses because my vision has gotten progressively worse over the past year. Sometimes…

WHY DID MY SAVIOR COME TO EARTH? (PART 4)

Peace is not the easiest state to achieve. At times we find ourselves caught in stressful and even painful situations that rid us of hope, compassion, or maybe even faith, and Isaiah indicates that one final reason Jesus came to this earth was to provide peace. In Isaiah 9:6 we read, For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor,…