Tag Archives: Peace

Grace Under Fire

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To listen to today’s reflection as a podcast, click here Just 69 days into his presidency, Ronald Reagan was nearly killed by an assassin’s bullet.  The outcome of that event, interestingly, is that the 70-year-old Reagan, while at his weakest, took on an aura of formidable strength, even while one of his “strongest” cabinet members appeared to falter before the watching world. On March… Read more »

2 Thessalonians 3:16

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To listen to this reflection as a podcast, click here. Every day during this season of Lent we’re looking at one of the “3:16” verses of the Bible, spotlighting some of the significant theological statements that happen to fall on the 16th verse of the third chapter of a number of Old and New Testament books.  “Now may the Lord of… Read more »

Handle Hard Better

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To listen to this reflection as a podcast, click here. Every day we have two choices. We can hope that things will get easier.  Or we can handle life’s hard things better.  That’s the perspective of Kara Lawson, one of this generation’s most accomplished female basketball players.  Her resume includes 15 seasons as an All-Star shooting guard in the WNBA, including… Read more »


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Word origins are often fascinating.  And revealing. In 1247 a hospital was founded at Bishopsgate, just outside the walls of London.  It was known as the Priory of St. Mary of Bethlehem. Bethlehem is a word that carries powerful, positive associations.   It is the name of the small Palestinian village where Ruth and David lived during Old Testament times, and… Read more »