Peace in a Hostile World

The aim of achieving harmony isn’t unique to Lennon. It’s a desire innate in the human heart. Families long for peace in homes marked by hostility. Parents want relationships with their children to be free from strife. Employees wish for an office that isn’t filled with gossip, conflict, and disintegration. Citizens long for a homeland that isn’t marked by division and death.

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Hope FULL

Last minute gifts, store bought appetizers and batteries could be on anyone's list of Christmas busyness. There's always a lot to do and this season offers a double dose of options. It offers a double dose of goodness too. Christmas is an opportunity to decorate, celebrate and pause to give thanks for the love, hope and joy found in Jesus – our Savior and friend. As we exchange gifts with ...

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Invisible Grief

I obviously didn’t understand everything happening but I did understand I lost something, more than that, someone that I really loved. It was a sad time, but there was also a sense of peace and closure once we buried my grandfather, shared memories, and consoled one another.

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Having Courage as a Christian

There is also moral courage, the ability to do what is right in the face of popular opposition or discouragement. It takes courage to do the right thing today, to stand up for what the Bible says about right and wrong, good and evil. It takes courage to live honestly, with integrity, avoiding the “shortcuts” that may get you ahead but take you down spiritually and morally.

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TRANSFORMED

God wants to see our whole being involved in sacrificing for Him. "To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices" (Mark 12:33). Sometimes we think half-heartedly donating our money or time will "appease" God, but God would rather have our genuine love than empty offerings. 

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