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...

A “Little” Break Leads To Big Changes!

Have you ever taken a “little” break from something?  Maybe from your running schedule, or your Dave Ramsey envelopes, or your early morning devotional.  The definition of little is: short in duration; not extensive; short; brief: a little while small in...

Finding Perfect Peace

We recently purchased a home and had our closing date set for April 22nd.On April 22nd, we were told that we would be closing the following day on Tuesday, April 23rd.  Understandably, I had booked the moving crew to show-up on April 23rd, the day after our...

Peace Comes Through Trust, Not Control

It’s 3am and I wake up to my frightened daughter saying, “Mom, I can’t sleep, the wind is too loud.”Funny thing, I hadn’t heard the wind until she woke me up.Then after hearing it I found myself wide awake and thinking about…the house!The day before we had signed...