Peace Partnership
3 July

When Things Seem Easy, But Aren’t

This spring I stained my wood fence. The further I got into it, the further I realized it was not going to be as easy as I’d hoped. One of the first problems was that I’d miscalculated how much stain it was actually going to take to get the job done. I thought I’d followed […]

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2 Mar

Poise Under Pressure

  A new word has entered my vocabulary lately. It comes from a recent Sunday school class I was teaching on parenting with grace. The word is poise. It means graceful and elegant bearing in a person or persons. In the context of the class I was teaching, it was something we parents like to […]

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1 Nov

Look Out – SAD Season Ahead!

  The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a frigid winter in just a few short months. For many in the Midwest, as well as around the nation, this is a daunting and sad forecast. But for some, SAD is actually a legitimate reaction to winter weather. Around 4 to 6 percent of Americans struggle with Seasonal […]

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1 July

When Fear Reigns Supreme

“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” – Salvador Dali – Aeschylus wrote a famous Greek tragedy entitled, “The Eumenides.” In it he states, “There are times in life when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart’s controls.” Aeschylus makes us aware of something very insightful: fear […]

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1 Mar

Reality Is: Rehab ≠ Vacation

Pop quiz: What’s the most dangerous drug in the world? The answer might surprise you. You might think meth or prescription medications would be number one. But in a recent study prescription meds didn’t make an appearance until 10th on the list. Meth came in a respectable but distant 4thplace. The answer: alcohol. In a recent […]

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