Tag Archives: peace of god

Be Peace

Peace is important. Something we all struggle with from time to time. Things happen to us to knock us off balance and we lose our peace. We suffer a break up, face a break down, lose a loved one, a relationship blows up in our face, endure an illness, death and destruction bears down on …

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Rejoice Always!

Philippians 4 is a powerful chapter in a powerful epistle. I would to show how verses 4-7 tell us the kind of life we are meant to live. It shows us how powerful prayer is, how we should respond to life (the ups and downs, good and bad), the kind of attitude we should have …

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I Am Not Doomed!

If you, dear reader read my previous Doomed (blessed) To Be Single you may know that this has been a tough week. I liked a girl. She’s amazing. Awesome is the word I used with her. She was flattered, wants to be my friend, and yet she doesn’t want to date me. That is fine. …

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To Console

Grant that I may not so much seek, to be consoled as to console I am preparing a class on the St. Francis prayer. This prayer while not necessarily straight from St. Francis is a portrait of the life he led. This was his life. From the moment he saw his first vision until his …

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What Does It Means To Be An Instrument Of Peace?

I have been preparing a  class on the St. Francis Prayer. This has been exciting, fun, and instructive. It has taken me down many roads and side streets leading into all sorts of places and thoughts. I thought of doing the class in one way than some new insight would strike me leading to change …

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Affirming Jesus Is Lord

We can affirm ‘Jesus is Lord’ with our mouth, while at the very same time deny and reject him with our actions. When we don’t bring love to hate, joy to sadness, light to darkness, and fail to be instruments of the peace of God we deny the very thing we affirm with our lips. …

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Where There Is Despair, Hope

Where there is despair, hope I am preparing a class on the St. Francis prayer. This prayer while not necessarily straight from St. Francis is a portrait of the life he led. This was his life. From the moment he saw his first vision until his death he lived the words of this prayer. He …

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Make me an instrument of your peace

Lord, Make me an instrument of Your peace, I am preparing a class on the St. Francis prayer. This prayer while not necessarily straight from St. Francis is a portrait of the life he led. This was life. From the moment he saw his first vision until his death he lived the words from this …

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Lighting The Candle Of Joy

At my church, which is a PCUSA church lights a candle each week of Advent. The third candle is the candle of joy. I would like to share my reflections on joy. My intention is that my words will not only help you celebrate the Advent season better and deeper, but live the season in …

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