The Great Divorce [10 Tips to Help Democrats and Republicans Find Peace]

It occurred to me recently that our country has experienced something similar to a divorce, “politically speaking.”

I suppose there’s always been tension between Democrats and Republicans (and other groups), but for some reason it seems to be getting worse. At least that is what the media would have us think. I know this is not true for everyone. Personally, I have lots of wonderful friends from various political thoughts, and we all get along and care for each other. But there are also lots of people who’ve experienced incredible heartache over political tensions, and have ended their relationships as a result. Going separate ways is not so much the problem (we are only human), it’s more about the inability to get along after a “divorce.”

This deeply sadness me, mostly because the ones who suffer the most are our children . . . and our future generations. Our children are watching. What are we teaching them in the way we handle our disagreements? Jesus said, “Blessed at the peace makers” (Matthew 5:9).

So how do we live peacefully with each other, in the same world, after a “divorce”? Continue reading “The Great Divorce [10 Tips to Help Democrats and Republicans Find Peace]”

Kindness is Like Snow

Kindness is like snow ...

“Kindness is like snow—it beautifies everything it covers.” —Kahlil Gibran

Kindness beautifies…

It turns frowns to smiles, uplifts the weary soul, and spreads rays of healing light everywhere it goes. Like snow, it also purifies, by covering the pain of our past with a glistening white blanket of love!

In a world so desperate for peace, acts of kindness have the power and potential to bridge every divide and heal every heart. It truly beautifies the world. Mark Twain wrote, “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” God’s Word also tells us that practical acts of love are more than words . . . Continue reading “Kindness is Like Snow”

Loved With An Everlasting Love

I have loved you with an everlasting love

I have loved you with an everlasting love.—Jeremiah 31:3

Do you ever doubt God’s love for you?
While reading this verse my eye was drawn to the word “everlasting.” Everlasting means enduring through all time, or eternal. God loves His children with this kind of love. That means there is absolutely nothing we can do to stop His love. When we are faithless, He remains faithful. When the world turns its back on us, He draws even closer to us. When we fall, He picks us up.  Continue reading “Loved With An Everlasting Love”

When I Am Afraid

The Lord is my light and my salvation—so why should I be afraid?

What do you do when you’re afraid?

When I was a child, if I was ever afraid at night, I would turn on the light. This went on for years . . .
Imagine a fearful child laying in bed and saying, “Mommy, please turn on the light, I’m scared.” The mother gives her child a warm hug and walks to the light switch to turn it on. Then one day, Jesus stepped in and said,
“Dear Child, I am your light! Why should you be afraid?”
Continue reading “When I Am Afraid”

Like Clay in the Potter’s Hands

The Potter and the Clay

Dear Child, like clay in the hands of the potter, so are you in My hands. Can I not do with you as I please? Relax, trust Me. I make all things beautiful in their time. You are a work in progress, and much loved!

About Nudges: Each nudge is inspired from God’s Word, prayed over, and intended to share with those in need; forward the “Nudge”, share the love. God bless! Continue reading “Like Clay in the Potter’s Hands”

Dear Child, Do Not Panic or Fear . . .

Do not panic or fear [Isaiah 41:10]

Dear Child, do not panic or fear. I am with you. I am your God. I will help you and hold you steady. When you feel anxious or afraid, remember this: I have a firm grip on you, and I am not letting you go! Receive my peace.

About Nudges: Each nudge is inspired from God’s Word, prayed over, and intended to share with those in need; forward the “Nudge”, share the love. God bless! Continue reading “Dear Child, Do Not Panic or Fear . . .”