Tag: peace

the new covenant of peace

[Jesus] took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this to remember me as often as you drink it.” 1 Corinthians 11:25 Saturday evening I was in the kitchen, having served Rebekah a really great meal. She was…

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news briefs and gratitude…

Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. – Colossians 3:15 This morning’s post is a series of news-briefs. I need to dive into a couple of…

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What is “good”? What is “right”?

In the aftermath of Paris there is a lot of talk about human behavior, and I'm concerned that many of these terms seem to represent moving targets, and that the way we respond to horrific events often only serves to muddy the waters, and what we really mean when we say "right," and "wrong" is often more rooted in self interest than it is something universal, or true.

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the secret of happiness

“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4…

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good grief #beatitudes

We all agreed that it is only through acknowledging our pain, making ourselves vulnerable, and opening up those tender places both to God and to people who love us, that we are able to begin to engage the healing touch of God in a way that is transformational.

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