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Peace

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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Prayer

"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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Happy New Year!

2020 has come and gone, and we are celebrating the arrival of a new year, 2021. I don't know about you, but New Years brings about two completely different sets of emotions. I am either quite happy for a year and its troubles to end or saddened that the good things of...

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War and Peace

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid." (John 14:27 NRSV) Jesus told His disciples that there would be wars and rumours of wars, and that nation would...

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Christmas Rush? Or Christmas Peace?

"Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation." (Luke 2:29-30 NIV)The stories recently in the media about the shoppers in parts of the United States going out at midnight to do their Christmas shopping,...

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