Peace: A Gift from God for Our Children

boy praying for peace

“The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.” Romans 8:6 I had three grandchildren with me recently. Their ages range from four to seven, and I can describe them with two words: High Energy. As with my own children years ago, I wish…  Read More

Peace: The Absence of Disorder

An afternoon of peach with grandmother and grandson

What stands in the way of experiencing peace? “Generation Y’s don’t talk on the phone, right?” The man speaking on the use of technology in marketing looked around the room. A few 20-somethings nodded or commented in agreement as they continued to access the world on their smart phones. I’m…  Read More

How Is Your Family Celebrating Christ’s Birthday?

Joseph, Mary, Jesus open against blue sky first Christmas

Now why is it that we celebrate Christmas? I thought we were commemorating Christ’s birth. Something seems wrong. Here are some symptoms that Christmas has gone awry:  Black Fridays that turn violent. People seduced by Black Friday frenzies to spend money they don’t have. More emphasis on decorating homes than providing…  Read More