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]”

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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