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Three Keys To Peace

Receive My peace. Those are the words that often come to mind when I seek the Lord with a listening ear. The lie that gets in the way of obeying is this: I cannot have peace until these difficult circumstances … Continue reading

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God’s Gift of Preparation

“The thing that I have feared has come upon me.” (Job 3:25 NIV) Those were the words that came to mind as a loved one suffered a trauma I had prayed she would not face. Yet in the midst of … Continue reading

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His Promise of Peace

Last night I found a “prayer” card on the kitchen table where my father sits. It was familiar to me. Dad received it several days after his cervical fusion surgery over six years ago when the pain he was suffering … Continue reading

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Deliver Me From Overreacting

Recently a young person I know and love made a negative statement to me. When I began to respond she asked, “Are you going to overreact again?” At times the two of us have had issues in our relationship, and … Continue reading

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Pride Problem

“You’ve got a pride problem.”  That phrase has been whispered to me from the Lord, spoken to me from faithful friends, and shouted at me from those who know and love me best. Recently when going through a conflict with … Continue reading

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Heavenly Peace

“Sleep in heavenly peace,” I finished singing “Silent Night” to the woman who was filled with anxiety and sat across from me. I had sung several Christmas carols to her, but they had done little to calm her. “What you … Continue reading

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Making Peace With Shopping

It’s that time again. The shopping craze has begun. There was Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now I hear of super sales, extended holiday hours at various stores, and reports of how many more shopping days until Christmas. In years … Continue reading

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Prayer and Grief

Prayer is not about getting my way, but about getting myself out of the way. This thought came to mind yesterday as I contemplated the wonder of prayer. Prayer has been key to holding me up and holding me together … Continue reading

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Be Still

“Be still works miracles” I read on the sign at a church near my home during my early morning walk. As I walked closer I saw that I had misread. The sign said, “He still works miracles.” What the sign … Continue reading

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Freedom From Complaining

“Grandma, how come you never complain?” I asked this question as a teenager. Even then I excelled at finding fault with the world around me and was amazed by my cheerful grandmother. I had watched her care for my grandfather, … Continue reading

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