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The Eye of the Hurricane

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." (Philippians 4:6 ESV)The weather in Mexico during the winter months is beautiful. However, storms can come in quickly from the...

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Be Still

"He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; He burns the chariots with fire. "Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth!" The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of...

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Nothing Else Matters

Do you STEW? I do.To clarify, I don’t mean a crock pot filled with stewing beef, potatoes, and carrots. I’m referring to the tried and true human condition of good old-fashioned worry. We all do it. For me, it’s waking up in the middle of the night as my brain churns...

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Peace? You Mean… Right Now?

(Written in August 2020)Peace.It seems such an elusive concept in today’s world. What with explosions, hurricanes, flooding, drought, earthquakes and locust; blatant racism and violent demonstrations; civil wars; drowning migrants, unprecedented political unrest;...

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Putting on Peace

Why is it that we can be so full of peace and joy one moment, but when one tiny things happens, our peace flies out the window?I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Eph. 6:15: “For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully...

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When It Rains, It Pours

A gentle rain is glorious to watch and listen to. The peaceful sound of raindrops pattering off the leaves of trees, or plopping into puddles on my deck is wonderfully relaxing. I enjoy the rain and how it refreshes everything it touches. Without it, our world is void...

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Peace and Joy

"Now may the God of hope fill you with joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." (Romans 15:13 ESV)"Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil. But counselors of peace have joy." (Proverbs 12:20 ESV)Life has a...

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Come You Faithful

"Come, you faithful, raise the strain, Of triumphant gladness! God has brought His Israel, Into joy from sadness, Loosed from pharaoh's bitter yoke, Jacob's sons and daughters, Led them with unmoistened foot, Through the Red Sea waters."For today among His own, Christ...

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"Praying at all times in the spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perserverance, making supplication for all the saints." (Ephesians 6:18 ESV) "And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought to pray and not lose heart."...

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Weapons for Peace

We have a wonderful promise: "The peace of God, which passes all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (Phil. 4:7 NIV) Before taking this to heart, however, it is important to note the context of this promise. When we read verse 6, we...

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