Finding Peace In The Holidays

Finding Peace In The Holidays

“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”  Ephesians 5:1-2

We’ll pause tomorrow to give thanks for the multitude of blessings God has bestowed on us throughout the year. No matter what our trials, we can always find the blessings. We’re thankful for family, jobs, health, and (more…)

One Body. What Does That Mean?

One Body. What Does That Mean?

by Tammy Karasek

Photo courtesy of Canva.com

Photo courtesy of Canva.com

Do you tend to take charge without considering others on your team? Or do you feel overwhelmed and unneeded when someone on your project is a stronger personality? To be honest, I have felt both ways.

And I was wrong.

Let me explain.

 “And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.”              Colossians 3:15

As the scripture above states, we are called to be one body. That means we must work in unison, together. Not only work together but have peace in our hearts and be thankful for the opportunity.

There are times when someone has to be in charge. If that’s not us, we have to be able to work together and be at peace about it. Even though the person in charge may not (more…)

Rise, Shine, and Put On Those Shoes!

Rise, Shine, and Put On Those Shoes!

by ALisa Casas

Sneakers on a Pier1I’m a word nerd. I love learning new words and their etymology, and then using them in my everyday conversations. When I was in elementary school my friends nicknamed me “Dictionary” because I always had a new and interesting word to use.

To me, there is beauty in finding exactly the right word to use in a situation. For instance, happiness and joy are words with similar meanings but are used in distinctively different ways. I think about the time I dropped my eldest daughter off for her first semester at college. That was one of the hardest days of my life because I knew it meant my little girl was on her own path to adulthood. Leaving her at the school did not make me happy, but it did fill me with great joy to see her realizing her own dreams.

Do you see the simple but profound difference between happiness and joy?

Oftentimes, God speaks to us in similar ways with (more…)

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