I’ve stood on “The mount of Beatitudes” in Northern Israel where Jesus spoke amazing words found in Matthew 5, where He gave His famous Sermon on the Mount. In Matthew 5:9 He said, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.” This verse and teaching of Jesus greatly impacted my… Continue reading Peacemaking: Maybe Not What You Think
Charlie Brown’s famous line is “good grief!,” but I’m not sure I’ve had grief that was good. Grief can be caused by a lot of things, but usually it is grieving the passing of a family member or friend. Grief can extend beyond that of physical death. It can even come from a loss of… Continue reading A Specific Prayer for Those Who Grieve
For those who will be spending extra time together, whether it is due to a time of sickness, a snowstorm (for those up north), a holiday, or a summer without school, we all have times when we can spend extra time together. This can either be a time of extra stress, or extra blessing, depending… Continue reading Making Your Home a Sanctuary in the Storm
There is a lot of pressure on Christians to get along with everyone. The banner of love is, and should be, waived high as one of the central Christian ethos. Not only are we to love others, but we are even called to help different parties come together. Jesus even says in His Sermon on… Continue reading Do I Have to Get Along With Everyone?