Imagine this (if you can): You’ve just been driven from your homeland – from the country and the way of life that you know and love. There’s no way to feel but robbed and defeated. Now you’re stuck living with “the enemy” – in captivity – for 70 years. It’s a recipe for misery. How could you go [...]
It was almost exactly seven years ago when I launched Peace in the Storm, in January 2005. It was a different time in my life. It was a different time in your life. It was a different time in the life of online communication – no Twitter! no Facebook! Today, the next chapter begins. Thanks for [...]
Jesus prayed that God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10). If God’s will being done on earth “as it is in heaven” were a given, that prayer would not have to be spoken.
I am the Lord, who opened a way through the waters, making a dry path through the sea.(Isaiah 43:16 – New Living Translation) I'm praying for the proverbial sea to be parted today. Whether God does or doesn't, it's good to be reminded that He can. If He doesn't, still I trust Him. Our God [...]
The May edition of the "Christians with Chronic Illness" blog carnival is now posted at http://chronicillnesssupport.wordpress.com/2009/05/15/christians-with-chronic-illness-blog-carnival-2, and I'm honored that a recent post from Peace in the Storm was included ("An Opportunity for Joy"). As many of you know, PITS is largely comprised of Bible verses and passages that have been a source of strength [...]
Something to think about: "Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy." – James 1:2 (New Living Translation) The version of the Bible I was reading offline – also New Living Translation, but apparently a different edition – replaces "consider" with "let," which for some reason strikes [...]
I just came across these live videos of Keith Green – awesome!!
Several weeks ago, I was refreshed, revived, invigorated – pick a word – when John Fischer spoke at our church's men's retreat. I've been receiving John's "Catch of the Day" emails since then, and I really appreciate his ministry. One of his recent writings seemed to fit well with both the Christmas season and the [...]
I departed from my "scheduled" Bible reading today and opened the Bible in search of random (or Spirit-led) inspiration. First I opened the book to 1 Kings. I don’t want to read there. Next I opened it to Isaiah. I read from there not too long ago. (This isn’t sounding very random anymore, is it?) [...]
That title, I suppose, sums up what I’ve been up to over the past several weeks. What about you? I haven’t written a Peace in the Storm post since the "What David Knew" series, so I thought I would check in with some recent musings from my journal… Inspired by a sermon series at our [...]