Confessions of a Peace Lover...

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 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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One Prayer of Faith...

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1

In the fall of 1871, D.L Moody professed to have a ‘penetrating experience with the Holy Spirit.’ An encounter which so sharpened his discernment of God’s will that he felt as though he’d hardly been alive before it happened. Some have called it Moody’s ‘Personal Pentecost’.

Just months after this experience, Moody felt that God was telling him to travel to Britain,

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Every Gift

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17

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I’ve always loved this verse and during the holidays it seems to be everywhere.Yet somehow I’m always a bit puzzled by the ending. “…coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights who does not change like shifting shadows?” I’ve often found myself wondering what this means, and how does it relate to

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Puddles of Joy

Last weekend we got a call from dear friends asking if they could stop in for an overnight visit on their way to Wisconsin. Excited to see them we told them they were more to welcome.

With our friends arriving on Tuesday my week got off to a busy start. Sheets needed to be washed, beds needed to be made, and a special meal needed to be planned for Tuesday night.

On Tuesday morning we woke to a stead rainstorm outside our window. As my girls ate their

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