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Peace and Understanding

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace." John 16:33a Once upon a time I was at the grocery searching for an essential ingredient of Chuck's Awesome Chili, which is awesome if I do say so myself. For some reason I can never remember where...

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Storm Peace

Years ago I heard the story of the farm-hand employed by a man who lived in the city. Every evening, before nightfall, the farm-hand would secure all the gates and close down all the sheds and outhouses so there were no banging doors or loose gates to cause trouble if...

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Pursuing Peace

"Seek peace and pursue it." (1 Peter 3:11b, Psalm 34:14b) A commentary I once read said that resentment comes from a Latin word, resentir, meaning to feel over and over again. Resentment can be repeatedly re-experiencing unforgiven resentments. Along these lines,...

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Next on the List

"Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need." (Matthew 6:33) I was looking over the list, the never ending "To Do" list. Crossing things off, adding things, rearranging the list according to today's...

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"The Lord said ..get ready to cross..into the land…I will give you every place where you set your foot" (Joshua 1:1-3) "Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place and with your feet fitted with the...

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