Tag Archives: Peace

Combatting the Enemy’s Secret Weapon

We are at war. In last week’s post, Satan’s Secret Trap, we saw how Satan tries to destroy joy and peace in our relationships by stirring up judgment between us and important people in our lives. It is a major strategy to defeat God’s children. When we hold onto judgment, it grows in our hearts like…

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How to Stay Hopeful When Things Seem Helpless

Do you know someone who is on the path to destruction? Someone making the wrong choices in life and unwilling to listen to counsel—or unable to overcome addiction so they can make reasoned choices. It’s heartbreaking to watch them self-destruct. If you’re close to the situation, you feel helpless as you watch and can do…

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Are You Listening?

Listening? I’m tired of listening. I’m tempted to block some people because their pressure for me to conform to their way of thinking wears me out. Protests, shouting, and strong language make me want to close my ears and turn my back. Even people with compatible viewpoints try my patience when they push hard and feel manipulative,…

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Finding Peace in the Midst of Conflict

Are you as tired of discord and a combative attitude as I am? I’m weary of exaggerations, name-calling, and lies to put others down and gain advantage. I hoped after the election we would find a measure of peace, it hasn’t happened. In fact, it seems more discordant because our very system of government is being challenged…

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Staying Upright in an Upside Down World

While speaking of the condition of society in the world today, I’ve often heard the phrase, “Everything is upside down.” Increasingly, evil is being called good and good is being put down as evil, resulting in confusion, conflict, and strife. The airwaves are filled with hatred and vitriol that was completely unacceptable just a few…

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What’s Our Problem?

What’s our problem, anger or fear? In TheNational, Rashmee Roshan Lall contends that “Fear, not anger, is gripping voters around the world.” Anger is filling the airwaves and is even evident in political crowds, but I tend to agree with Lall. Something happened several years ago that led me to believe fear is the real issue.…

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