Confessions of a Peace Lover…

Truth. It’s a word we talk about frequently at our house. Let’s face it, in a family full of school-aged kids there are lots of stories that travel home from school. One of the things we try to stress is that just because somebody says something doesn’t make it true. In fact, just because you believe what someone said doesn’t make it true.

Truth is only as reliable as the source it comes from.

Our best source for Truth is the Word of God.

John 8:32 states “Then you will

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Confessions of a Peace Lover…

Last week John 8:32 captured my attention. “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” I was reminded of the verse as I reflected on a conversation with a friend. My friend had told me of a discussion where they had avoided answering a question because they didn’t want to hurt the feelings of the person asking the question.

Instead of speaking truth they chose to ask a question back.

It’s a great diversion tactic and I think it’s one that professional counselors use to get

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Confessions of a Peace Lover…

I’m in the early stages of reading Dr. Gary Smalley’s book, “The DNA of Relationships”. Ten pages in and Dr. Smalley has already stated three “simple yet profound” truths about relationships: 1) You are made for relationships. 2) You are made with the capacity to choose. 3) You are made to take responsibility for yourself.

The third one just about jumped off of the page at me.

You are made to take responsibility for yourself.

If I don’t like where I’m at it’s up to me to do something about

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Let us Rejoice

Ending the night last night in the bathtub, praise God, I realized that I have been really terrible at taking moments to breathe, to appreciate the silence, and allow God time. So, this afternoon I am pushing off the things that need doing and spending some time in the word. I am working on a study at Shereadstruth about Nehemiah (which I have fallen way behind in… they are already 5 or 6 days in on the next study, oops) And today I

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