a gentle approach.

Strive for peace with all men, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14

A peaceful day at the lake with treasured company.

Peace is a word used to describe a sense of feeling calm and relaxed.

We may automatically think of ourselves as lying back on a deck chair in the sun with no work to do and no one around to disturb us or of paddling a kayak through the calm waters of a lake all to our own.

Yes, being relaxed is a wonderful thing!

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building up.

“Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.”

Matthew 12:25

Do you remember a moment when you realized you just couldn’t do it on your own?

I am learning how, in these moments, it is important to become vulnerable, fall on my knees & have my Prayer Team on speed-dial!

American culture has historically encouraged us to be independent.

This freedom of choice is a gift, and yet it can also lead to us feeling as though we are the masters of our own destiny. Even now, as independent as the modern life may be, we are still part of many social structures.

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