peace

I got a Facebook message from Jesus yesterday. “Happy New Year! Way to go, peacemaker. You’re an amazing child of God.” My eyebrows shot up. “Are you talking to me?  Peacemaker?” “Yep.” I chuckled. My name’s more accurately spelled “p-i-e-c-e  m-a-k-e-r,” because when I cut loose with selfishness and anger, I leave a trail of […]

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Tuesday morning, fourteen-year-old freshman soccer player, Emilio Hoffman, was shot to death in the boys’ locker room at Reynolds High School in Troutdale. Then the shooter took his own life. The campus is less than a mile from Mount Hood Community College, where my twenty-year-old daughter, Emily, goes to school. A small park called Imagination […]

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You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:13) Following the crash, crunch, shatter of a car accident three weeks ago, I found myself in the back of an ambulance on the way to the hospital. I closed my eyes and looked for God’s face. I […]

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                Tuesday of last week, I tutored a student just after a gunman shot and killed three people at a mall a few blocks away down the street. Friday I  learned a man in Connecticut shot and killed twenty-seven – most young children.  With tears streaming down my […]

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December 12, 2012

Overcome!

“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” (Jesus, in John 16:33, NASB)   In my quiet time this morning, I had the sense God was filling me. He said, “How could you become […]

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My mentor at Toastmasters, Marc Bettinger, caught wind of the remark I made last week that I laid an egg. Marc shot off an email to me: “Wow friend, Did God really give you the ability to lay eggs? If so, you must believe they’re golden. [Apparently hares can do all kinds of magic!] Or perhaps […]

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A couple of weeks ago, I was bird-dogging (for new readers, that’s making sales cold calls) in downtown Portland on a series of complicated one-way streets. Pulling out of a parking lot, I glanced to my right. Yes, traffic in the far lanes was heading left. But, turning left into the closest lane, I suddenly […]

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For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,  because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval.  (Rom. 14:17,18) It's the last day of August and  bushes are overflowing with rich blackberries. Tim, […]

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