Confessions of a Peace Lover…

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 – NIV)

Did you catch that? In this world you WILL have trouble. Can I get an Amen?

The headlines give testimony to the truth of these words. Trouble. Bombings. Not in a war zone but at the finish line of a race.

Some things will never make sense to me. Evil people are one of those things.

And

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This week finds me with much to pray about. Well let’s face it, there is always much to pray about, and yet this week there are a few extra prayer burdens that I keep lifting up to the Lord. Those burdens are like spiritual weight for me, so hard to carry around on my own but lifting them up builds the faith muscle like nothing else can.

The added weight has come in several forms: kids in the midst of college and career transition; friends on mission trips, some for

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