Category Archives: Peacemaking~Forgiveness

War Room: Hope or Hype?

Dear friends,So the War Room movie hit #1 status in the box offices, and that’s pretty amazing for an overtly Christian film. Immediately, my Facebook feed filled with glowing endorsements from my friends. “This movie is awesome! You must go … Continue reading

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Peace Be With You

Peace be with you, the peace of Jesus… Peace with God: a communion and a transformation paid by his sacrifice. Peace with others: authentic fellowship, forgiveness, and compassion. Peace within you: Shalom healing and affirmation deep in the soul. Peace … Continue reading

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Disentangle (A Poem)

“Disentangle” by Virginia Knowles When I was a girl of 10 or so I would sit long with a fat skein of vibrant yarn Tangled by carelessness or cat And I would focus my child eyes and With supple hand, … Continue reading

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Banging the Buttons

With a malevolent yet gleeful grin, a young man strode up and rapidly banged the button on the right: VERY POOR. Like ten times. Huh? What’s with that? Our local Walmart has this new electronic stand near their exit doors … Continue reading

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An Odd Palm and an Odd Parable for Palm Sunday

This morning, we heard the familiar Palm Sunday passage, and the children paraded around the church sanctuary waving their palm fronds. The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way … Continue reading

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When Abuse Leads to Cynicism

Dear friends, Do you know anyone whose faith has been turned upside down into cynicism because of hypocrisy or abuse within a church or a family? I do. I’ve lost count of those I know personally, and I have read about … Continue reading

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Recognizing Pervasive, Poisonous Power in Marriage

“There are two kinds of power. One kills the spirit. The other nourishes the spirit. The first is Power Over. The other is Personal Power. Power Over shows up as control and dominance. Personal Power shows up as mutuality and … Continue reading

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