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]”

PEACE IN POLITICS, IS IT POSSIBLE?

Peace in Politics, is it possible?

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?”

Look to Jesus [Quote of the day]

Corrie ten Boom quote

“Look around and be distressed, look within and be depressed,  look to Jesus and be at rest.” ~ Corrie ten Boom

United in thought and prayer for the families of the victims in the Las Vegas shooting.

To the brave men and women who intervened to help those in need—thank you! Because of people like you, we are once again reminded that we live in a great nation filled with amazing, courageous, faith-filled people. God bless you as you help, and continue to help those in need.

Excerpt from an article by Dan Stefano describing the acts of heroism in the immediate aftermath (interview with NBC):

“It was everywhere. Thank God it was a country concert. You saw a lot of ex-military jumping into gear. I saw guys plugging bullet holes with their fingers. I saw police officers, while everyone else was crouching, police officers standing up as targets, just trying to direct people to tell them where to go. The amount of bravery I saw, words can’t describe what it was like.”

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International Day of Peace [Quote of the Day]

 Peace begins with a smile

“Peace begins with a smile.” ~ Mother Teresa

May peace fill your hearts and home, today, and always! Happy International Peace Day!
The theme for 2017 is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.”

What can you do today to celebrate Peace Day? Offering a smile is a great place to begin 🙂

Here are some of my favorite verses on peace to leave you with . . .

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Be Joyful in Hope, Patient in Affliction, Faithful in Prayer

Be joyful in hope

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. ~ Romans 12:12

 Prayers continue for all those affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Recommended: “Never Lose Hope”, a prayer written at the time of Hurricane Harvey.
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NO ONE IS USELESS IN THIS WORLD

Quote of the day by Charles Dickens

“NO ONE IS USELESS IN THIS WORLD WHO LIGHTENS THE BURDENS OF ANOTHER.”—Charles Dickens

This inspirational quote of the day is a wonderful reminder that we all can play a part in helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
I’m in awe of all the wonderful stories I’m hearing about neighbors helping neighbors, as well as organizations who’ve rallied to help those in need. As an animal lover, I’m also deeply touched by all the incredible men and women working round the clock to help dogs, cats, horses, cattle, and all sorts of animals affected by Hurricane Harvey.
I just shared a short post on my other blog (Pawz and Pray) to highlight their efforts. Follow the link below if you’d like to read it. Thanks for visiting! See you soon 🙂
They Weren’t Going to Leave Their Pets Behind [Hurricane Harvey Animal Rescues Videos]

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