Planned Adversity

My youngest son is a big hockey fan and loves to play as well.  Last weekend he finished four days of very intense tryouts.  Initially there were only four coaches evaluating and everyday more and more coaches would arrive to evaluate the players, until the...

Increase the Peace- Part 2

In Part 1 of ‘Increase the Peace’ we acknowledged that true peace is from God and that peace comes from believing God and obeying God.  Scripture also teaches that we can have peace in the following ways:Be Thankful in All Things“Give thanks in all...

“Increase the Peace”- Part 1

Have you ever been around a “peace taker?” Have you ever started out your day filled with peace and joy and then realized by the end of the day you’d ‘lost’ your peace? Perhaps you noticed it was gone after you’d encountered someone who was fearful, anxious, critical,...

Surrendered to Simplicity

A little over a week ago we pulled up the stakes of our life in Atlanta as my husband accepted a job offer in Knoxville, Tennessee. We had spent months before this move looking at houses in Knoxville. Our plan was to “downsize”, however every time we looked at a...

Fret Not- Finding Abundant Peace in 6 Steps

Frustrated that others seem to be gaining what you desire?  Tempted to become angry?    Psalm 37:1-11 offers wisdom so that we may not become angry when it appears that the evil doers are prospering. 1 – Trust in the LORD, and do good. (v.3) 2- Delight yourself...

God Speaks on Anxiety

What are you anxious about? anx·ious -full of mental distress or uneasiness because of fear of danger or misfortune; greatly worried; solicitous. We cannot have both fear and peace at the same time.  Faith and fear cannot coexist.  You either trust...

Strive Not…

Strive Not… When we strive to “make” something the way we want it to be, or even the way we believe God said it would be without waiting on His timing, we will always be left with sin and relational wreckage. God is always on-time, His time that is.  We...

Are you “Spiritually Minded?”

Have you ever had your “feelings” hurt by someone?  A rude comment, a careless remark, or a demeaning glance can sting.  It “stings” because it is literally; in that moment, the “death” of something. My youngest son recently bought a pair of new neon green...