Jul 6, 2017

Troublesome  People

By |Jul 6, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Love, Peace, Redemption|0 Comments

We cannot always distance ourselves from people who would do us harm.  Sometimes we can, and should, for our health or the health of a situation.  One of the things we must learn is that we have no control over other people’s words and actions.  However, we are responsible for our own words and actions. 

Jun 16, 2017

Enter Unity

By |Jun 16, 2017|Baptism, Christ, Devotionals, Faith, Father, Peace|1 Comment

We do not create unity, but we come to the unity that exists in Christ.  The unity we come to is stated this way in Eph 4:4-6 (KJV), “There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and

Be At Peace

By |Jun 16, 2017|Christ, Creation, Devotionals, Father, Love, Peace|0 Comments

Be at peace with God and delight in Him; He delights in you.  Be at peace with your fellow humans and celebrate them; they are the children of our common Father.  Be at peace with the creation and enjoy it; it points to the Creator.  Be at peace with yourself and accept yourself as a

May 25, 2017

Richer Than We Know

By |May 25, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Encouragement, Father, God's Word, Guidance, Hope, Intercession, Life, Light, Love, Peace, Spirit, Word of God|0 Comments

The Book teaches, if we will listen!  The Spirit guides, if we will follow.  The Father loves, if we can grasp it.  The Son is interceding for us, if we can appreciate it.  The Bread of Heaven and the Water of Life sustains us.  The Light of the World enables us to see.  The peace

Jan 25, 2017

Jesus Is Faithful

By |Jan 25, 2017|Christ, Compassion, Devotionals, Discipline, Faithfulness, Peace|0 Comments

He has never let me down, and has often picked me up when I stumbled.  He has never left me alone, though there were many times I did not feel He was there.  He has never left me undisciplined, and I felt His love in His corrections.  He has taught me some lessons more than

Dec 16, 2016

Us And Them

By |Dec 16, 2016|Advent, Christ, Devotionals, Grace, Peace|0 Comments

The division in the phrase “us and them” creates much disharmony in our world.  It does not make for peace.  It excuses lack of love, especially if we can demonize and dehumanize “them”, making “them” unworthy of our love.  It sets “us” up as the favored and lowers “them” to the unfavored.  It has no

Dec 3, 2016

Tasting God’s Future

By |Dec 3, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Peace, Reconciliation|0 Comments

Christians have “tasted the power of the age to come” (Heb 6:5).  They have tasted the kingdom of peace that anticipates “the lion lying down with the lamb”.  They have tasted the time when “tanks and guns will be melted into farming tools” (Paraphrase of Mic 4:3; Joel 3:10; Isa 2:4).  The words in their

Nov 22, 2016

Gratitude and Presence

By |Nov 22, 2016|Devotionals, Encouragement, Gratitude, Humility, Joy, Kindness, Peace, Thanksgiving|0 Comments

Most of the times in my life when I am overwhelmed with gratitude, I experience simultaneously a sense of the divine Presence.  There are other times that it seems as if the Presence gives birth to the gratitude that I feel in my heart.  Coming with both are humility, a sense of unworthiness, and a

Nov 6, 2016

Fleeing And Pursuing

By |Nov 6, 2016|Devotionals, Faith, Formation, Idolatry, Light, Love, Peace, Perseverance, Righteousness, Wisdom, Worship|0 Comments

Paul, in both letters to Timothy advised, “flee and pursue”.  “But FLEE from these things, you man of God, and PURSUE righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness” (1 Tim 6:11, NASB).  “Now FLEE from youthful lusts and PURSUE righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart”

Oct 21, 2016

The Spirit of The Kingdom

By |Oct 21, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Faithfulness, Joy, Kingdom of God, Peace, Righteousness, Spirit|0 Comments

The spirit of the Kingdom is shaped by the Spirit of the Kingdom.  It is seen in the fruit of the Spirit, “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control” (Gal 5:22-23).  The spirit of the Kingdom is also seen in “righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Rom 14:17).  A divisive