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When All You Wanted for Christmas Was Peace

I closed my eyes and asked God for what felt like the millionth time just that week, “Peace. Please let peace rule here.” The quiet Christmas tree lights winked at me from the corner of my eye like a promise. All was calm at 6:15 a.m. while the kids were still asleep. It felt like anything was possible in that quiet space before the sun stretched up into the sky. By breakfast, two of my kids were already arguing about who was smarter and who had more orange juice in their cup. I’m still amazed a...
Tags: Inspiration, Peace, Jesus, Encouragement, Jesus Emmanuel, Peacemaker

3 women charged with assaulting Delta employees after flight attendants told them they couldn't board a flight to Puerto Rico because they were too drunk, prosecutors say

A Delta aircraft.James D. Morgan/Getty Images Three women were charged with assault and were accused of attacking Delta employees. Court documents allege the women were told they were too drunk to board a flight to Puerto Rico. If convicted, the three women face up to 10 years in prison. Three women have been charged with assault in an incident in which they're accused of attacking Delta employees who told them they couldn't board a flight from New York to Puerto Rico because they wer...
Tags: Transportation, New York, News, Alcohol, Office, Court, US, Trends, Peace, Delta, Assault, Long Island, Justice Department, Federal Aviation Administration, James, Puerto Rico

Dona Nobis Pacem: Sharing Love, Joy, Peace & Harmony

3 sisters singing our updated version of Dona Nobis Pacem. Three part harmony from us about peace -- our way to usher in 2022. The post Dona Nobis Pacem: Sharing Love, Joy, Peace & Harmony appeared first on Lavender Luz.
Tags: Music, Peace, Adoption, Sisters, Harmony, Wish, Vlog, Joy, Dona Nobis Pacem

Will We Be Peacekeepers or Peacemakers?

One of my closest friends and I were texting about whether she should confront someone about a hurtful thing they’d said behind her back. She’s a firecracker, so I was surprised when I started to sense she was doubting herself. Was she being too sensitive? Making a big fuss over nothing? Being a troublemaker? I texted back, tapping hard at my phone screen, We’re called by God to be peaceMAKERS. Not peaceKEEPERS. Keeping our mouths shut and going with the flow is not peace. But you’re not like th...
Tags: Garden, Inspiration, Peace, Jesus, Courage, Christ, Ezekiel, Peacemaker

How We Can Best Handle a World That Feels Like Too Much

Is the world still feeling uncertain to you? Did you, like me, think we’d be back to “normal” by now – when COVID numbers began to decline, once we had a vaccine for the virus, as churches and businesses began to open up again? Years ago, Patsy Clairmont wrote Normal is Just a Setting on Your Dryer, and that sentiment is as spot on as ever. Everything’s fine when I’m with family or friends, but if I scroll social media or read the news, I find myself wondering how we’ve lost our way so badly. ...
Tags: Hope, Inspiration, Peace, Jesus, Gospel, Peter, Encouragement, Pandemic, Patsy Clairmont, Peter His

5 Quotes on What Makes Life Meaningful

We love quotes, so we gathered five our our favorites, and combined them with advice that we believe genuinely exemplifies what makes life meaningful. Click the player to listen to this episode of The BIGG Success Show Podcast. Below is a summary of our discussion. We say BIGG success is peace of mind which flows […] The post 5 Quotes on What Makes Life Meaningful appeared first on Bigg Success. [click the title link above to read our full post]
Tags: Quotes, Podcast, Life, Regret, Careers, Values, Peace, Mission, Vision, Personal Development, Meaning, Whiteboard, Bigg Success, George Krueger, Mary-lynn Foster, The Bigg Success Show

Be a Peacemaker, Not a Peacekeeper

Sometime, in recent years, it feels like the volume got turned up in our world. The internet in particular can feel like an angsty teenager blaring angry music with no concern for anyone else in the house. Social media is full of rants and arguments, strongly stated opinions and individual manifestos, subtle insults and divisive declarations. Stressful. I imagine you, like me, have sometimes wished for virtual earplugs.   The other day a dear friend of mine expressed confusion over a particu...
Tags: Facebook, Inspiration, Peace, God, Courage, James, Elijah, HOLLEY, CST, Peacekeeper, Recommended Reads, Gentleness, Holley Gerth, Becky Keife, Stressful Times, Peacemaker

How Will We Choose to Use Our Words?

I open my computer, and it’s a not-so-gentle reminder of the hiatus we’ve had (and needed) from seeing everyone’s extreme opinions about the latest hot topic — which appears to be almost everything.  This is not a real example but something like this: Caption: Look at this cinnamon roll! (Photo of a bakery item the size of the moon, next to a hot cup of coffee, flower arrangement, and open Bible) Comment 1: Yum!  Comment 2: LOL, gluten is bad for you! Comment 3: I ate a donut last wee...
Tags: Inspiration, Peace, John, Words, Speech, James, Fred, Encouragement

Should It Stay or Should It Go?

Last December, when our family prepared to move from a home with a large, unfinished basement to a home with no basement at all, we knew we had a lot of purging to do. Our older children left boxes behind when they moved out on their own, and we’d accumulated in a way that reflected our seemingly unlimited storage capacity, which in the end felt more like a curse than a blessing. We donated over 300 boxes, including lots of hand-me-down clothing we no longer needed. We rented a dumpster and fill...
Tags: Organization, Inspiration, Peace, Clutter, Dawn, Encouragement, Kathi Lipp, Matthew 6:26 NLT

Taking Out the Bad So the Good Can Thrive

It’s that time of year when we are surrounded by green fields. The corn is tall, the beans are thick. As we drive down the dusty gravel roads between these fields, the beans always bring back such strong summer memories for me. See, I grew up in the era of “walking beans.” Many people probably have never heard of such a thing. And yes, it is exactly what it sounds like. We walked the bean fields. Growing up on a farm in Nebraska, when our time came as teenagers, all my siblings and I spent summe...
Tags: Inspiration, Peace, Nature, Nebraska, Weeds, Thoughts, Philippians, Encouragement

Who was Peace Pilgrim? Watch her final interview from 1981

Spiritual teacher and pacifist Peace Pilgrim was born with the name Mildred Lisette Norman in 1908. She dedicated her life to spreading a simple message: peace on Earth. She became the first woman to walk the Appalachian Trail in a single season in 1952. — Read the rest
Tags: Happy Mutants, Video, News, Peace, Appalachian Trail, Mildred Lisette Norman

For the Women Who Hold the World Together

I’ve been biting my fingernails a lot. I pick and play with my cuticles when I’m anxious. I’ve been nervous about a lot of things recently — more things than I care to admit. I’m nervous about my kids drowning, the number in our bank account, the responsibilities I’ve committed to. I’m embarrassed because I haven’t taught my kids how to do chores, memorize verses, or how to write thank you cards. I dread so many things right now: I dread school starting, I dread the dentist appointment I have ne...
Tags: Inspiration, Stress, Peace, Anxiety, Jesus, Christ, Worry, Encouragement, God's presence

The Good News you Need to Know About Your Body

I first met Sam Allberry three years ago in Dallas and have remained grateful for his pastoral tender-heartedness and biblical faithfulness, to me personally and to so many others. Sam always seeks to embody the goodness of Jesus and to help all of us taste of it in every area of life. This post, and the new book related to it, shows us Sam as the insightful and gentle pastor, encouraging the body-shamed and insecure to look again to Christ. It’s a grace to welcome Sam to the farm’s front porch ...
Tags: Books, UK, Hollywood, Hope, Religion, Guest Posts, Peace, Fear, Dallas, Humility, Jesus, North America, Sam, Christ, Canon, PAUL

What does it mean to be dead in trespasses and sins? (Ephesians 2:1)

Ephesians 2 is one of the most misunderstood and misapplied chapters of the Bible. This study provides a brief overview of how to understand Ephesians 2, and then takes a deeper look at Ephesians 2:1 as an introduction to the chapter. We also discuss a question from a reader about the problem of peace in the Middle East. Israel and the Palestinian Conflict I recently received this question from Aaron: Just listened to your recent podcast about Ephesians and with the comments as to the situatio...
Tags: Israel, Religion, Z, Peace, Racism, United States, Middle East, Palestine, Dead, Violence, Jesus, Hamas, Sin, John, Wall Street Journal, Jesus Christ

Peace and Sport inaugurates international program Peacemakers Project

Peace and Sport inaugurates the international program Peacemakers Project with the support of prestigious partnersBuilding on its expertise in the field of peace through sport and the success of the digitization of its methodology through the mobile application Peace and Sport by MyCoach, Peace and Sport is rolling out the "Peacemakers Project" internationally. For the first year, the project [Author: [email protected] (Unknown)]
Tags: Sport, Peace, Soccer, MyCoach Peace and Sport

Peace Holds Us When We Can’t Be at Peace

A Saturday dusk was the perfect setting for a stroll on the new boardwalk along the lake cove’s edge. As my husband and I walked, talked, and dreamed, we also reflected on the drama and trauma that made our picturesque boardwalk stroll possible.  Three years ago, we bought a home that ticked all the major must-haves on our list. We felt incredibly fortunate. Throughout the entire home buying process — from creating the list of essentials to signing our names on the closing documents — I could...
Tags: Post, Inspiration, Peace, Spirit, Christ, Wendy, Lucretia, Christ Jesus, Encouragement

5 signs it may be time to abandon your lofty goals before they backfire

The key to creating a better balance in your life is to do less, but better. Delmaine Donson Persistence can help you advance, but there comes a point when determination becomes damaging. Consider where you need to give up goals to create balance and peace in your professional life. If a goal wasn't yours, brings you distress, or doesn't make you excited, it may be time to let go. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hard work is an essential ingredient to achieving gr...
Tags: Goals, Trends, Strategy, Balance, Peace, Ambition, Overworked, Nordic, Goal-setting, Xavier, Hard Work, Contributor, Melody Wilding, Contributor 2019

Responding to Violent Words with Words of Peace

Last year, I received an email I wasn’t supposed to. From the opening line onward, there was a detailed list of complaints that an individual held against me with insults and slander throughout. It was one of the most painful emails I’ve ever read. At the core of the matter were differences in theological positions but also a dislike of me as a female speaker and leader. Even worse, this person was sharing their thoughts with a large group of fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, asking them to...
Tags: Inspiration, Kindness, Tom Hanks, Peace, Community, Jesus, Christ, Meg Ryan, Nonviolence, James 3:6, Xochitl Dixon, Words Of Peace

We have Salvation in Jesus … but what is salvation? (Ephesians 1:9-13)

What is the mystery that was hidden for generations, but is now revealed in Jesus? And what is salvation? Is salvation when we get eternal life so we can go to heaven when we die? These questions will be answered in this study of Ephesians 1:9-13. We will also address the current violence in the Middle East between Israel and Hamas, and answer a question from a reader about Jesus’ statement from the cross, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken me?” Current Events: Israel and Palestine Hamas, ...
Tags: Kingdom, Israel, Church, Religion, Z, Peace, South Africa, Middle East, Violence, Mystery, Jesus, Hamas, God, Biden, Christ, Joan

Let Go of What Costs You Your Peace

I was thirty years old, pregnant, with a great job, a wonderful husband, a nice home, and a promising future in my career. And I was miserable. I had no peace. I know. It doesn’t make a lot of sense, at least not on the surface. But someone reading these words right now knows that life can look pretty on the outside but be a tangled ball of Christmas lights on the inside. I was a news reporter at the time, and my life was spent moving from one news assignment to another: tornadoes, homicides, po...
Tags: Inspiration, Peace, Courage

Watch wonderful new footage of John Lennon and Yoko Ono rehearsing "Give Peace a Chance"

Just a few days before John Lennon and Yoko Ono's historic Bed-In-for Peace in Montreal on May 31, 1969, the couple were chilling out in the Bahamas where this rehearsal was recorded. It's never been seen before. From YouTube: Originally set for New York, the second Bed-In was relocated to the Bahamas after John & Yoko were denied entrance into the U.S. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, New York, News, John Lennon, Peace, Yoko Ono, Montreal, Bahamas, Beatles, Yes, John Yoko, War Is Over If You Want It

The cost of world peace? It's much less than the price of war

Conflict and violence cost the world more than $14 trillion a year.That's the equivalent of $5 a day for every person on the planet.Research shows that peace brings prosperity, lower inflation and more jobs.Just a 2% reduction in conflict would free up as much money as the global aid budget.Report urges governments to improve peacefulness, especially amid COVID-19. What is the price of peace? Or put another way, how much better off would we all be in a world where armed conflict was avoided?Arou...
Tags: Economics, Syria, War, Peace, Afghanistan, Innovation, South Sudan, Violence, World Bank, Goldman Sachs, Central America, Caribbean, IEP, Steve Killelea, Peter Sutherland, Global Issues

The Practice of Noticing

As I was preparing to walk down the aisle almost eighteen years ago, I remember advice shared by our wedding coordinator that I’ve applied and that has helped me every day: “Take mental snapshots as you go throughout your special day. Make sure to notice and remember.” It’s wonderful advice to apply to any event but especially for experiencing everyday life — perhaps even more so with Jesus. Notice and remember. God usually teaches me more about Himself through my daughter than God is probably t...
Tags: Inspiration, Peace, Jesus, Truth, True, PAUL, Encouragement, Praise, Notice

Army guys for peace and tranquility

These army guys have no guns, nor promote violence of any kind. Instead they strike yoga poses and are multicolored to enhance their gentle nature. Rainbow Joes is the colorful version of Yoga Joes–army guys wearing their helmets and uniforms striking yoga poses. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Peace, Army, Yoga Poses, Tranquility, Happy Toys, Mindful army men, Promote Peace, Rainbow joes, Yoga Joes

You’re Right Where You’re Supposed to Be

The Christmas tree still stands happy and bright at our house, the wreath still hangs on the door, and half the neighborhood must feel the same way I do: I’ll get to it, but just not yet. Most years, I relish the first few days of the new year. I set aside a couple of hours to sit down with my planner, a goal-setting journal, and a cup of coffee. I plug headphones into my ear, closing myself off from the noise of the world (i.e. the living room where my desk is), and I enter into intentional me-...
Tags: Inspiration, Peace, Jesus, New Year, Slow, Seasons, Contentment, Encouragement, Discernment, John His cousin

How will we govern super-powerful AI?

The question of conscious artificial intelligence dominating future humanity is not the most pressing issue we face today, says Allan Dafoe of the Center for the Governance of AI at Oxford's Future of Humanity Institute. Dafoe argues that AI's power to generate wealth should make good governance our primary concern.With thoughtful systems and policies in place, humanity can unlock the full potential of AI with minimal negative consequences. Drafting an AI constitution will also provide the oppor...
Tags: Technology, Government, Future, Society, War, Policy, Peace, Innovation, Oxford, Global development, Machine Learning, Ai, Dafoe, Big Problems, Allan Dafoe

Updated in 2020! 3 Sisters Singing in 3-Part Harmony about Peace with Love & Joy

3 sisters singing our updated version of Dona Nobis Pacem. Three part harmony from my sisters and me about peace -- our way to usher 2021. The post Updated in 2020! 3 Sisters Singing in 3-Part Harmony about Peace with Love & Joy appeared first on Lavender Luz.
Tags: Music, Peace, Adoption, Sisters, Harmony, Wish, Vlog, Joy, Love Joy

The Anatomy Of Peace

Every single day we encounter conflict. Whether you’re a participant or observer, whether it’s among family, friends, or colleagues, conflict surrounds us. While we can’t avoid conflict, we can certainly choose how we respond to it.  Jim Ferrell, co-author of The Anatomy of Peace, and Becky Robinson talk about ways to create lasting solutions in the conflicts you face. Listen is as Jim Ferrell, a managing and founding partner of The Arbinger Institute, will share how to: Break free from the str...
Tags: Leadership, Peace, Conflict, Webinars, Conflict Resolution, Resolving Conflict, Conflict Management, Jim Ferrell, Becky Robinson, Anatomy Of Peace, Arbinger Institute

Rejoice in the Source of Our Hope

Many of you might be feeling a bit weary. I can hear it in your voices. I can read it between the lines of written words. I am weary too, friends. From big things to small things — health, family, a heartbreaking, unexpected death, a global pandemic, even a broken refrigerator — it has been a hard season. And it seems that one issue after another has kept me out of my art studio. I haven’t created any new art for some time, and I figured I’d just let it go until the new year, get a fresh start t...
Tags: Hope, Holidays, Inspiration, Christmas, Peace, Jesus, Santa, Joy, Encouragement

A brief history of human dignity

Human dignity means that each of our lives have an unimpeachable value simply because we are human, and therefore we are deserving of a baseline level of respect.That baseline requires more than the absence of violence, discrimination, and authoritarianism. It means giving individuals the freedom to pursue their own happiness and purpose.We look at incredible writings from the last 200 years that illustrate the push for human dignity in regards to slavery, equality, communism, free speech and ed...
Tags: Google, John Lewis, Relationships, Race, Society, War, Peace, Pennsylvania, United States, New York Times, Innovation, Humanity, Self, James Baldwin, Lewis, Rutgers University