Reconciled to God and others

Reconciled to God and others

M of us use the word reconciled in our vocabularies to discuss a marriage relationship that was broken and is now put back together. We say, “They have reconciled.” Every earthly relationship goes through periods of distance or separation. It might not be a physical...
Chasing peace in a Walmart parking lot

Chasing peace in a Walmart parking lot

I am now on Instagram, even though I’m still not quite sure what it is. I’ve always thought it was a place to post pictures of babies, dogs, and prom dates. If you happen to know what it is and are on it, I hope you will follow me here. I waited in my grocery pickup...
The pursuit of peace

The pursuit of peace

The best conclusion to a good argument is arriving at a place of understanding, knowing how each person involved is somewhat right and somehow wrong. Our country is probably better off than any of us think, but, right now, it just seems like a mess. It’s the truth...
One Day, Two Stories, No Words

One Day, Two Stories, No Words

I received an email telling me that the horrific story I had listened to on the morning news had happened to a family I knew. I had been praying for the people involved, not knowing one of them was a woman I teach in Bible study. Sometimes evil has a face. My friend’s...
God Knew It Would Take Effort

God Knew It Would Take Effort

Three of my favorite words in the Bible are found in the book of Hebrews. Whenever I see them, I breathe a sigh of relief because those words reveal God’s expectations. Those three words are found at the beginning of Hebrews 12:14. The NIV version says, “Make every...
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