The complexity of life contrasts against your simple statement “I AM.” The struggles of life contrast against “peace I give to you.” The temporary nature of things in life contrast against your eternal nature. Who am I next to you dear God? I am a contrast to you, yet you are not against me. You […]Read More Prayer Journey — Who Am I?
I collect Bible commentaries that are around 100 years old. Each Friday this month I will share an excerpt from one of these books. Today’s excerpt is from Charles Erdman from his 1930 book, The Epistle of Paul to the Galatians (commentary on Galatians 1:1-5): The greeting which Paul sends to these churches is summarized […]Read More Friday Faith — Grace and Peace
You dear God are steadfast, eternal, my fortress. You are the rock that withstands the storms of life. Your peace reigns in the midst of fear.Read More Prayer Journey — Fragile
It is a gift laying before me to receive, to take into my hands, to open. “Peace I give you,” Jesus said. Even though I hold it in my hands, it is difficult to receive it, to embrace it, to understand it. Yet I praise you dear Lord that you offer us this peace. I […]Read More Morning Praise — The Gift of Peace
There are many things to be anxious about dear God. An uncertain future is before me. I have no choice but to enter it, but how will I walk into it. You tell me to not be anxious about anything, to present my fears to you in prayer, yet I struggle to verbalize my fears. […]Read More Prayer Journey — Advent Peace
The world rages on. Disputes arise, kindling flames. Yet in this moment, in your sanctuary I hear only silence. “Peace be with you,” Jesus tells me.Read More Morning Praise — Peace Within Our Soul
In these final moments of her life I longed for her to know the peace of Christ, but she would not have it. I hoped that in some way I was able to at least help her experience the love of God just by sitting with her and listening to her.Read More God’s Love in the Final Moments of Life