Symptoms of Inner Peace

Jul 10, 2023

7.10.23            Symptoms of Inner Peace   One of the great gifts of the journey of following Jesus is the emergence in us of the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) as step by step we give up one issue after another that stands between us and God. The qualities that we most long for, I […]

Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Apr 26, 2021

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God. To be a peacemaker, first of all, means that we have to be at peace. We have to be able to clearly rest in God’s peace, in the “peace that surpasses all understanding [that] will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus”[Philippians […]


Oct 15, 2018

We yearn. Pant. Thirst. Long. Faint. Cry out. In the Psalms in Job and in Isaiah we cry out to the Lord with desire, with aching, with hunger. “I will see him with my own eyes.” [Job 19:25-27] “My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.” [Psalm 42:1-2] “I long to dwell in your […]

Blessed Are The Peacemakers…

Jul 02, 2018

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.”  If Jesus is known as the Prince of Peace [foretold in Isaiah 9:6], then to follow Him means we are at peace with all that He was and taught, that we are at peace with ourselves and with everyone else. There are […]

Blessed Are The Pure In Heart…

Jun 25, 2018

  “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.” Purity is holiness, untainted by any human impulse, unblemished by sin.  Jesus is talking about the releasing of all that stands between us and God in this Beatitude. And when we have released all that separates us from God, we will see God.[1] […]

Peace is the Way and the Goal

Sep 28, 2015

Peace is the way, the method. Peace is the end. Without peace we have no trust. Without peace we have no love. Without peace, how can we say we love God? For Jesus brought us his peace, the peace that he lived, [John 14:27] that is beyond anything that the world offers. It is the […]


May 12, 2014

  Peace is one thing that we long for, pray for, desire above all, and yet so often we look at peace as contingent on someone or something else. “If only he would______, I could rest in peace.” Or if “God would bring peace to this world, I could be at peace.” Or “If she […]