Peace beyond the battle

A little over ten years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter and battling severe nausea, I found one of those “relaxation CDs” called Mountain Streams.  The sound of rushing water was overlaid with gentle instrumentals, and I played that CD into the ground because it helped me relax and remove my focus from that which caused severe anxiety (the nausea) to that which caused peace (God’s creation).  Even today I find the sound of rushing water soothing to my soul.  I think God must have created a waterfalls and streams, ocean waves, chirping birds and other beautiful sounds … Continue reading Peace beyond the battle

Peace Be With You

“Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.” -Luke 2:14 In church yesterday I had a wonderful treat.  First, my precious and very brave daughter performed her Christmas music during the service and then sang in the children’s choir.  Our pastor spoke a beautiful message about peace which I will delve into later this week.  But first, I had to share the song that our  worship band performed.  I had never heard it before, but it captured my heart and brought me some much-needed peace in this busiest of busy seasons.  … Continue reading Peace Be With You

Fall Reflections on Election Eve

One the eve of tomorrow’s election for our country’s leaders, I pause to reflect on the heavenly government that is to come. His government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity. Isaiah 9 The Lord on High is on his throne this evening…he will not step down. He will not sleep. The earth and all that is in it rejoices and rests in the sheer majesty of our Mighty God. You will live in joy and peace. The mountains and hills will burst into … Continue reading Fall Reflections on Election Eve

Where the rubber meets the road

It’s interesting how we Christians are called to live in this world, but apart from this world.  Yet those of us in America are fortunate enough to get to have a say in our country’s governance.  It presents an interesting dichotomy for me…as a Christian, I know my God is sovereign.  I know that he already has this election “in the bag.”  He doesn’t have to watch the news on November 4th to see the election returns because time is nothing to him.  On the other hand, a part of me wants to “help” God out by telling people I … Continue reading Where the rubber meets the road