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Peace

Patching Potholes

There is an old joke that I hear every Spring here in the mountains of my home. A police officer sees a car swerving erratically on the road ahead. After pulling the car over he walks up to question the driver. The man looks out his car window and says: “I know what...

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How to get rid of Headaches

Does anyone out there have the answer or solutions to get rid of headaches? You know those pesky intruders that alter your day? I wish I knew. The other day I had one of them. The aching throb spread right around the right eye socket. Yuck. It took my concentration...

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Peace

Let me go. Let go of me. Let me run far from here. To a place where I am not necessary. Where I can be alone, without expectations; Without the frustrations, of being here. Of being everything to all of you, of being continually emptied. Let me go. Let me go, to a...

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From a Distance

From a distance one could not see the pain in her eyes. No one noticed how her bottom lip quivered. How yesterday she had looked ten years younger. No, from a distance no one could see her torment. She had just lost her husband of fifty-four years. And was torn to...

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Pary for the Peace of Jerusalem

"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem…" Psalm 122:6 (NLT) Several years ago God made a way for me to visit Israel. It was a land that seemed so much like my home away from home. All this time later, I still remember how I delighted in walking where Jesus walked. What peace...

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Storms

"Now this is what the Lord says- the One who created you, Jacob, and the One who formed you, Israel- "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine. I will be with you when you pass through the waters, and when you pass? Through...

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Peace in the Knowing

It seems that all over the world, one thing is in short supply. It is almost impossible to find it whether you look north, south, east or west and it seems to be lacking in every culture, every town and even in places of worship. I was speaking with a Chaplain and he...

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My Dogs are Barking

My mother, who was from the southern part of the United States, brought me up with many expressions that are completely unknown to my friends and neighbors in Canada. Take, for example, the expression: "My dogs are barking!" To me this means, "My feet hurt." But my...

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Sentinel

"I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety."  (Psalm 4:8) A large, lone pelican was perched on his post, seeming to appropriate the sentinel role overseeing and guarding his territory. Earlier that week two persons I know...

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