A lot is happening in the world right now and a lot of it is horrible. I mean, children were teargassed by the police some time back and if that doesn’t summarize how bad things are then I don’t know what will. I have friends who are set to graduate in 2020 despite having joined campus in 2014 because public universities are a mess. Students have been clobbered for doing the very thing the entire world has commanded them to do their whole lives—studying. And our political scene is a horror story I would rather not get into right now. Things are bad and there are few other times when it has been this important to protect my peace. [Read more…]
This is Day 2 of the #7DayBibleChallenge I started last week. For Day 1 I wrote on being a wise builder so that when the storms come (and they will) your faith will stand. Here is something for today.
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Every time I have read this verse I have always assumed that peace beyond human understanding means peace that is so great we cannot understand it. Then Maggie, a great friend, pointed it out to me that it also means peace that is not tied to human understanding. Let me explain. [Read more…]