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Serenity

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”   —Isaiah 26:3   Evil days, we often hear, are these. Restlessness and strife in all degrees, Hate and turbulence and riot rife Seem to be our troubled way of life. …And our children’s, too.   Inner conflicts […]

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Developing Peace

Peace of mind is found only in the Christian who has learned to trust in God. God keeps only “him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because He trusteth in Thee’’ (Isa. 26:3). When we confess sinfulness, turn from our sins, and believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, then we […]

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Perfect Peace

  When I am bowed with grief, When troubles round me throng, When there seems no relief, When I can find no song, He sends His perfect peace, From sorrow gives release, Through all my journey here, Peace, perfect peace.   When I have doubts within, When faith is far from strong, When I behold […]

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Peace on Earth

In the midst of wars and rumors of wars. We can again expect as another Christmas season approaches that there will be an almost universal clamor for peace. Even while nations are locked in a malicious struggle for supremacy, and while others are feverishly preparing to enter the conflict at a moment’s notice, the prince […]

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Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

Psalm 122:6-7: “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.” David, in this text, is speaking of how important it is that prayer is made for the peace of Jerusalem. Why is this peace such a concern for him? We are […]

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Peace

The first ray of sunlight Is just peeking through— No breeze is yet stirring, The day is so new; The birds are beginning Their daily refrain; The dew cloaks the grasses; I stroll down the lane. I muse on the wonder Of all God has made; The sounds, scents and movement This moment displayed. Each […]

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Perfect Peace

When I am bowed with grief, When troubles round me throng, When there seems no relief, When I can find no song, He sends His perfect peace From sorrow gives release, Through all my journey here, Peace, perfect peace.   When I have doubts within, When faith is far from strong, When I behold my […]

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Content In His Ways

Content in His ways? So often I’m not. When pain overwhelms, I oft rue my lot. When earthly friends fail, discontent rears its head; Why do they help others and not me instead? While others are wealthy, I scarcely get by; My labor seems futile, all things go awry. I’m awash with self-pity, thinking everything’s […]

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Peace (4)

A flash of light and the immediate boom sent Butterscotch scurrying to her master’s lap. “You shoulda named that cat “Scaredy-Cat.” Look at her shake!” said Jason to Julie. But Julie ignored her little brother and simply comforted her new kitten. “It’s okay, Butterscotch, you’re all right …” Then another clap of thunder, louder than […]

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Praying For the Peace of Jerusalem

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.  Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.  For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.  Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek thy good.”   Psalm 122:6-9 Jerusalem was always […]

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Perfect Peace

Peace is something every person wants; every community in every nation wants peace.  The whole world is crying for peace, peace for all mankind.  They cry until there is no voice left in their mouths.  But the world cries in vain for peace, because they will never receive it.  They have the wrong idea of […]

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Why Are Ye So Fearful?

Late on Christmas eve last year a pickup truck, having gone out of control on a snow-covered and slippery stretch of M-50 slid off the highway and overturned in the ditch. No one witnessed the accident. A few cars did pass that way during the next quarter of an hour or so, but, with nothing […]

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Peace

“Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.” Mark 16:9 Without a doubt, the decade in which we live will be remembered as the era in which the greatest advances for women were made since the Women’s Suffrage […]

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As a Father Pitieth (4)

A third characteristic of the friend­ship between Godly parents and their children is that it is a life of peace. The family-life of God, both within the Trinity and within the Church, is characterized by peace. This is an outstanding feature of the family-life sketched in Psalm 128. Father, mother, and children live together peacefully. […]

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The Blessed Peacemakers

With this seventh Beatitude we come to the last of a series of descriptions of the citizens of the kingdom of heaven. Each citizen of that kingdom as he faces God is poor in spirit, mourns over sin, is meek and hungers and thirsts after righteous­ness. As his soul faces his fellow men he is […]

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Peace on Earth

In the stillness of the night Radiating glory of heavenly light An angel of the Lord appeared Unto lowly shepherds; who greatly feared.   They stand in awe as the angels’ voice Bids their trembling hearts rejoice Good news I bring, of tidings glad No longer let your hearts be sad.   Then, suddenly, melodious […]

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Christmas Brought Division

“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.” -Matthew 10:34 The essence of Christmas is Immanuel. Christmas as an historical event can, of course, never be repeated. Mary and Joseph went to the city of David nearly two thousand years ago and there […]

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Some Thoughts on the Aftermath of Peace

Part I Did you have a brother, a husband, a very close friend or if you are a parent did you have a son who spent time in the service of Vietnam during the past 10 years of the United States’ involvement in the conflict? Did they come back safely? Did you pray many times […]

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The Christian Faces War

The most basic causes for reoccurring of war and rumors of war are man’s willing denials and disdain for God’s law. The last of the Ten Commandments, “Thou shall not covet,’’ is the basis for the violation of any other of God’s laws. So also covetous­ness is the basis for the preliminary causes of war […]

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War

“And there was war in heaven; Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought with his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world; he was […]

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Blessed Peacemakers

There has seldom in our world been as much concern for peace as there is today. Most of this concern may be traced to wars and rumors of war, racism and rioting, which are increasing daily. Many people have taken it upon themselves to find an answer to their problem of hostility between nations and […]

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Peace in 1967

We have just gone through the holiday season of Christmas and New Year. We stand on the threshold of 1967. What lies before us? The world has been emphasizing the idea of peace much. There has been the holiday truces in Vietnam, with the hope expressed that these truces might lie somehow be made permanent. […]

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Peace on Earth?

Peace on Earth? “If the atom bomb should fall tomorrow on the world, it will be because you quarreled with your neighbor today.” The foregoing quotation was made by the Revered Father Dominique Georges Pire, a Belgian priest, who received the Novel Peace Prize in 1958, and who has since founded The Heart Open to […]

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