Photo by Oasiphoto

“Peace is a virtue born out of the strength of the heart.”


Let’s think this out in reverse.  Peace is no war, pain, hostility, turmoil, anxiety and so forth.

If we think like Saint Augustine, “Peace is the tranquility of order.”  What kind of order is this a part of our chaotic world?  The order of Love is what is needed to make peace happen.

“Peace is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”

–Nathaniel Hawthorne

People, we become the blessings of peace by ordering our lives in Love for God.

May this week’s transition into September bring you much peace and love.


Painting by Melissa McKinnon

“Faith appropriates everything. is evidence not seen.  Faith starts knowing God’s Will which is found in the Word.  To have faith you have to hear it, read the word out loud.  When faith comes inside, it alivens us.  What you believe in your heart, what you pray for, you will receive by your faith to pull the power of God in you.”

–Robin Bullock, Prophet

Lord Jesus, help me, help us, to always seek you as person.  Our shepherd, king and giver of good gifts.  Not like the scribes and Pharisees, not to babble in ritual prayers and schedules, but to remain connected to your sacred being with Abba Father and Holy Spirit.  To live and breathe your resurrection power in us every day.  Fill us with an overflow of faith for our families and the world at large, Amen.