Until it was pointed out to me years ago, I had never considered that Christ wishes for us to have peace-filled lives. Most, if not all, of the epistles begin with this greeting: “Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.” - I Corinthians 1:3 How lovely to begin his letters to us with that message! It is… Continue reading How Do We Attain Authentic Peace?
About the same time that I took a hiatus from blogging in November, I got sick, the kind of cold virus that takes a few weeks to run its course, complete with laryngitis. Losing my voice was the most frustrating part of the illness for me. No shouting up the stairs when I needed one… Continue reading Five Lessons Learned from Silence
As so often happens in Scripture, a short verse can contain powerful truths. This verse leaped off the page when reading my daughter's post about peacemakers last week. Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. - Romans 14:19 Do you have a Scripture memory… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: Romans 14:19
He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. - Psalm 107:29 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. - Matthew 8:26 You should keep [your mind] strictly in the… Continue reading Old Soul Quotes: Calm
These verses have always been uplifting to me. The idea that God is pure light, the source of our joy and the center of our fellowship with Christ and with other Christians, inspires me to keep on living for him in my everyday life. I trust these verses will encourage you as well in the… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: I John 1: 4 -7
We've been done with our home schooling year for about two weeks now, and our summer "break" has already been busier than our school year! These verses provide a reminder of the Source of our peace and strength during stressful times. Happy Monday, all! Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: Isaiah 26:3-4
"Don't take that tone with me!" If you're like me, you either heard those words as a child, or have spoken them as an adult—or perhaps both. As a teenager, I was reminded by my mother more than once to watch my tone of voice, as it reflected my (poor) attitude. Now that I have… Continue reading The Abundance of the Heart