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How Not to Have Peace

October 30th 2015 2 comments so far  

to-do-While I am a novice at maintaining peace of mind, I am an expert at shattering it. I wanted to share with you today how the Lord offers us peace, but I must first share what comes naturally to me—a tendency to crush all peace with anxiety.

Anxiety is an ongoing feeling of worry, fear, or unease; it is a feeling that something terrible is looming, even if no immediate threat is present. That is, of course, the opposite of peace, which here I will define as a sound mind in the …

Deal With It

October 21st 2015 3 comments so far  

rubbish paper crumpledLast week, I made a mistake. (Well, I made hundreds, but one is of note today.) In my haste after work one night, I left a Tupperware of half-eaten, creamy pasta sitting in my kitchen sink—and I didn’t find it until the following evening. The lid was still on, so thankfully, I was not confronted with its stench. Yet.

Naturally, I was afraid to open that container, because I knew the smell would be awful. So what did I do? Did I hold my nose and clean it, braving the …

A Walk Through the Sand

October 13th 2015 No comments yet  

BeachI’m on the beach as I write this, at the tail end of a wonderful family vacation. I have spent every waking moment with my parents and brother, but this morning is me time. I walk the beach, picking up a seashell here and a piece of sea glass there, and I ponder life through the lens of this place. Our lives ebb and flow like the surf; our footprints show the path we have traveled, but do not yet mar the way ahead; our sand castles can only withstand the …

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