Confessions of a Peace Lover…

Summer, where hast thou gone? Oh I realize that technically it is still summer but September always sounds like fall to me. Days are shorter, nights are cooler. And of course there’s the whole “back to school” thing for the kids

Time flies when you’re having fun.

Summer 2015 has been filled with some out-of-the-norm activities for us. We ended the school year with a houseguest from Alaska. It’s always fun to show out-of-towners the beauty of Amish Country. Soon after our guest room was empty I was excited to

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This week my Monday morning LaRed round table gathering was on the principle of Correction. We all agreed it’s not something we enjoy receiving; but thanks to the words of wisdom offered by the wonderful curriculum found at lared.org we all learned the value of being willing to receive it.

Today the Charles Stanley Life Principles Daily Bible has me reading Proverbs 19:20-21 – verse 20 says ” Listen to counsel and accept discipline, that you may be wise the rest of your days.” (American Standard Bible)

I like to

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Confessions of a Peace Lover…

This past weekend I had the pleasure of listening to and learning from some very special people. They weren’t nationally known teachers or motivational speakers but just ordinary folks like you and me. They taught me much and motivated me to keep my eyes focused on Jesus as I live out this journey called life.

As I think back on all that I heard and experienced the overarching lesson for me was to take a look at what I was holding on to. I was reminded that often times the

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Confessions of a Peace Lover…

Far too often when I stop by our local Christian Bookstore I leave with more than I had intended to purchase. Last Friday was one of those days. A friend from out of state was intrigued by the store when we stopped by earlier in the week and asked if we could return on another day when we had a little more time.

Twist.My.Arm.

We found a couple of unspoken-for hours on Friday and when I mentioned a return visit to the store the answer was a quick and eager

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