Confession of a Peace Lover…

Last week’s word was JOY. This week’s word is PEACE. It’s a word that I have a special fondness of, a feeling I enjoy, a promise I depend on. We hear a lot of this word this time of year as it is part of the Christmas story found in Luke 2.

Jesus liked the word PEACE too – I guess it shouldn’t surprise us since Isaiah 9:6 told us He would be the “Prince of Peace”. In the Sermon on the Mount recorded in Matthew 5:9,

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Confessions of a Peace Lover…

Yesterday marked the 15th anniversary of my dad leaving this earth and entering Heaven. I remember that day and the days that followed very well. It was a time of smiling through tears. Our family was so thankful that Dad’s earthly pain had passed and yet so sad that the man who never knew a stranger would no longer be in our midst.

This past week we thought we might be walking that bitter-sweet path once more. The call came that our mom had not been responsive throughout the night,

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Confessions of a Peace Lover...

Yes, I am a self-confessed peace lover. The above sentiment shared by my friend Darcy (www.yourlifeconnect.com) sums up the kind of peace I love, the peace that remains in the midst of the storm called life. The peace that Philippians 4:7 refers to as “that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace”. (The Amplified Bible)

That peace.

The peace that recognizes

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