Growing In Christ

Did Someone Steal the Dove of Peace?

I had been thinking about the lack of peace in our world this year, and then a feeling of peace overwhelmed my thoughts as I walked through the snow on Friday. We were surprised by what some called a perfect snow. It fell thick on the ground but not on the roads, and we enjoyed watching the soft flakes fall all day. 


Sometimes we wonder where peace can be found when we look at our world.

Generous or Stingy? Do you give away encouraging words?

We took our one-year-old grandson for his first ride on the Reindeer Carousel in our mall last Thursday. Many people don’t like the commercialism of the Christmas season and the fact that the Reindeer Carousel was already up and running on November 9. But I like this early reminder that Christmas is fast approaching, which causes me to ponder life, giving, and Christ’s return.

Uncovering the Calm in Chaos

At least once a week I sit and find a calm moment on a bench dedicated to a godly woman I never met, Kaye Shipley. I came to know who she was through her husband, Mark, who didn’t know me, but still drove out of his way to pick me up in St. Louis. Oddly, I met him again in the parking lot of the national WMU building in Birmingham, Alabama. That’s how I learned about the family connection to the bench in the memorial garden at our office.

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