August 27, 2022

September Powerlines

Blessings in Unhurried Moments By now, most children are back in school and the hustle and bustle of preparing for this is behind us. Whew! In today’s society, it seems like just as we’ve finished one thing, there’s something else we have to start planning for. Yes, there is an expected cadence to life and we have to accomplish things — but it’s how we go about doing them that makes the difference.  I want us to try something new as we (dare I say) look ahead to the holiday season. For a lot of people, and you know who you are, what should be a glorious and special time ends up being stressful and a hurried experience. I often quote Dallas Willard, a well-known Christian Scholar. He said, “You can’t be compassionate and in a hurry.” In other words, he felt strongly that life couldn’t be good in a

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A Life of Peace

“Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.” – Romans 14:19 As we continue our series on eternal living, the second element that eternal living gives you is a life of peace. Peace with God, and peace with your neighbor. So many of the compulsive behaviors we have in life are because we don’t have any peace. Yes, we’re not at war physically, and we’re not involved in hand-to-hand combat, but inside our minds we carry a lot of turmoil. This is why we run to drugs, alcohol, or that old relationship we shouldn’t go to. Sometimes we give up on life, or we fall into other traps that will entangle us and keep us from tranquility. We don’t have peace within.  How can you have peace in God’s world if you’re not at peace with God? You have to be at

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