Perfect Peace: Shalom, Shalom

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. – Isaiah 26:3 In early August, our family vacationed in Wisconsin near Lake Michigan. We are not the sort of vacationers who like to do things on vacation – instead, we prefer not to do things. We… Continue reading Perfect Peace: Shalom, Shalom

Living Out Psalm 34:14

Seek peace, and pursue it. – Psalm 34:14b Recent days of distancing myself from the rest of the world has meant extra closeness with my family members – perhaps too much closeness for comfort, at times. As a home-schooling family, we are often at home together and do most everything as a unit. In light of that, we feel… Continue reading Living Out Psalm 34:14

Yes, Peace Is Possible at Christmastime!

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.  Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength. - Isaiah 26:3, 4 In my last post, I asked this question: “Is peace possible at Christmastime?” The next day, the Lord brought… Continue reading Yes, Peace Is Possible at Christmastime!

Is Peace Possible at Christmastime?

Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. – Psalm 34:14 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. – John 14:27 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace. – 1 Corinthians 14:33 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace.… Continue reading Is Peace Possible at Christmastime?

Appreciating Sunlit Moments

During our recent heat wave, I’ve been taking our chickens a dishpan of fresh water every morning. They have an automatic waterer connected to a hose, but they seem to appreciate that daily drink of fresh, cold water from the dishpan. Their usual squawks and clucks cease as they gather around, dipping their beaks in… Continue reading Appreciating Sunlit Moments

How Do We Attain Authentic Peace?

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?

Five Lessons Learned from Silence

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

Memorize & Meditate: Romans 14:19

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

Old Soul Quotes: Calm

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

Memorize & Meditate: I John 1: 4 -7

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