Tag Archives: Peace

Our will and God’s freedom

About 36 hours before, the title started out as “God’s will and our freedom”, but then something clicked it over, to invert the wording. And then, as if to ratify the new title, there was a post with some quotes … Continue reading

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Completing the circle of mercy

There are two obvious lessons of mercy we need to learn: to seek forgiveness from God and to extend forgiveness to our brother. They are linked in the Lord’s Prayer, such that the first will not happen without the second. … Continue reading

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The source of your pain

Nothing hurts quite like the self-inflicted pain of your own selfishness. What makes this worse is that you’re largely unaware of it until you notice the difference after you have overcome the selfishness that was causing or enhancing your pain. … Continue reading

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“You want me on that wall — you need me on that wall!”

Part of the reason that quote from A Few Good Men is so powerful is that somewhere in the deep recesses of our mind, our fear finds that sentiment seductively comforting. Especially in post-9/11 America. But truly, why do we … Continue reading

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Quite a world!

Say what you want about this flawed and fallen world, but keep in mind that it’s a world where we can murder God and it still has a chance to work out all right. Not bad. Not a bad world … Continue reading

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Hidden Secret Forgotten M       I       S       U       N       D       E       R       S       T … Continue reading

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