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]”
Would you like to learn how to paint a beautiful ballerina and her magical Nutcracker right from your own home?
In this video my friend Nathalie Villeneuve from Pause and Paint takes you through a Ballerina Painting Tutorial for Beginners and How to Paint a Nutcracker. This painting workshop is great for beginners because it is simple and you have access to a traceable that you will transfer on your canvas, so no drawing skills needed!
If you are looking for a good afternoon of fun and relaxation and would like to offer a DIY painting gift this Holiday Season, you will enjoy this video.
Links to art supplies are provided in the YouTube description. Please subscribe to her channel for more wonderful art tutorials!
Give a gift you made this Holiday season!
Continue reading “How To Paint a Nutcracker [Ballerina Painting Tutorial]”
“Kindness is like snow—it beautifies everything it covers.” —Kahlil Gibran
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”
Peace in politics, is it really possible?
Imagine a world where every driver held to their own rules for the road. Or where each road had a different set of rules for drivers. There would be chaos, heartbreak, and lots of accidents. In my opinion, this is why our country is in chaos politically. Even our Constitution and Bill of Rights cannot prevent this, because even if we dissected every word, trying to come to some sort of universal definition and agreement about each word, we would still have our different views (rules for our road). For example: we can’t even agree on the definition of “life” as shown by our thoughts on abortion. The Constitution and Bill of Rights themselves allow for diversity in thought. Continue reading “PEACE IN POLITICS, IS IT POSSIBLE?”