Category Archives: Peace

We Are the Sheep of God’s Pasture

I don’t really like to think of myself as a sheep because they are somewhat stupid animals and I have prided myself on being a good student during my academic career.  But the truth is that I can also be … Continue reading

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The Light Gets In

After months of knitting, I aimed my finished sweater at the trashcan beneath sink. My Grandmother Sonja’s hand on my arm stopped me. “Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” (Leonard … Continue reading

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Living Fully

Forgiveness and peace (shalom) are a huge part of the Christian life. Jesus calls us to forgive over and over again. Imagine that each of us is given a bag when we enter the world. For each thing that we … Continue reading

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Memories: Remembering and Forgetting as Grace

I have been thinking about memories, both how we remember and forget.  It seems there is grace in each, depending on what we remember and forget. I just finished reading a memoir, Safekeeping: Some True Stories from a Life by … Continue reading

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Advent Week Three – Celebrating Joy

Lighting the Candle of Joy “Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” Emily Dickinson In his biography, Surprised by Joy, C.S. Lewis talked about God coming into his life and surprising him with joy.  As … Continue reading

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Advent Week 2 – Candle of Peace

Righteousness and peace will kiss. Psalm 85:10 Let us prepare the way of the Lord as we prepare our hearts, minds and lives to work for peace.  What are the mountains to be made low and the valleys to be … Continue reading

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The Missing Peace

Ichi Ikeda (Japanese, born 1943) mixed media with photographs 66 x 52 x 20 in. . . The San Antonio Museum of Art has an exhibit entitled,  The Missing Peace.  I am a fan of mysteries and puzzles.  The Missing … Continue reading

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The Quiet Garden Movement

I recently learned about  The Quiet Garden Movement which began in the UK and is now over the world.  It is, according to the website, “a simple ministry of hospitality and prayer.”  Amazingly, people will offer their gardens to be … Continue reading

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Prayer for Peace for the National Day of Prayer

Today is the National Day of Prayer.  We met as an assembly of many churches today and prayed for many topics of concern.  My topic was Peace.  As I was praying about just what to say, I thought about some … Continue reading

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