Confessions of a Peace Lover...

Blessings come in all shapes and sizes. Recently mine came in the shape of an ugly black boot, size medium, thank you very much. Let me assure you, it was not part of my late summer plan. It was one of those momentary slips, literally, that led to three weeks of not being able to drive – ouch – and it wasn’t just my foot that was hurting. I looked at my doctor when she told me the news and said “I know this is not an emergency, but if

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Some friends and I have been walking through the principles found in Dr. John Maxwell’s book “15 Invaluable Laws of Growth”. We’ve been enjoying the weekly journey. Recently we learned about the ”Law of Reflection” and found ourselves pondering the words “Learning to pause allows growth to catch up with you”.

Hmmm…let me pause and think on that…yes, that is truth, indeed.

Learning to pause gives us time to think about what we’ve just learned; to appreciate growth as well as recognize unhealthy tendencies that could impede growth. It also

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Greetings from hot yet still beautiful Amish Country. The rolling hills are a little browner than usual but the skies are still blue and the pace of life is still a little bit slower than you’ll find in urban areas.

Yes, the writer in me realizes I just used the word “still” three times. Not a good literary choice and yet “still” is an excellent word in describing this area. There are families that still live on the same land their ancestors settled on many years ago. There are customs

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