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Blessed Are The Peacemakers, Part 2

Blessed Are The Peacemakers, Part 2

War is not an accident. It is the logical outcome of a way of life.—A.J. Muste, quoted in Practicing Peace by Catherine Whitmire Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.—Matthew 5:9 I wrote earlier about ...

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Blessed Are The Peacemakers, Part 1

Blessed Are The Peacemakers, Part 1

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.—Matthew 5:9 As we simplify our lives and prepare for harder times we need to learn many skills. Preppers often speak about learning to farm, hunt, build and mend. ...

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Serpents And Doves

Serpents And Doves

Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore prudent as serpents, and harmless as doves.  (Matthew 10:16)   There’s a double warning in this verse which strikes me as especially important for Christian ...

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Keeping Faith

Keeping Faith

The experience of God may be rare or frequent, but few of us experience God at all times. During the intervals we need faith, [which] requires us to act as though we were aware of God’s presence at all times. ...

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The Gift of Crisis

The Gift of Crisis

[Crisis] can mean the instant of choice, that moment when people become aware of their self-imposed cages and of the possibility of a different life—Ivan Illich We live in alarming times. Our political system is paralyzed, our fellow citizens are ...

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Bearing Witness

“To be a witness does not consist in engaging in propaganda or even in stirring people up, but in being a living mystery; it means to live in such a way that one’s life would not make sense if God ...

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Let Your Light Shine

You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone ...

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What Matters

What Matters

I have to keep a careful eye on the difference between urgent things and important things. If I allow the urgent things to dominate my day, I will never do what is truly important and will always feel dissatisfied. — ...

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When Things Go Wrong

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, ...

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Today Is The Day Of Salvation

Today Is The Day Of Salvation

38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all ...

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