Author Archives: PursuePeaceBlog

Maybe That’s Enough Joy

I caught myself staring across the street at the neighbor’s this afternoon. They have two teenagers—one girl, one boy. Nice family. The boy has even shoveled my driveway in the past, despite the fact I have called him by the … Continue reading

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The Day God Answered my Prayers with my Worst Fear

In the Bible, God tells us to fear nothing 466 times.  In the Bible’s 66 books and 31,102 verses, fear not is God’s most frequent command to His children. In the first chapter of Joshua, the words “be strong and … Continue reading

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Why my Husband’s Illness was the Best Thing to Happen to Us

When I am in the midst of a storm and panicking, I often imagine God trying desperately to get me to see the bigger picture—that my suffering is part of a much greater plan, a plan I could never imagine … Continue reading

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When God Moves

Sometimes the Lord moves in a whisper, a barely detectable draft with not even enough power to lift a few strands of hair. You lift your prayers to heaven and they seem to go unanswered, as you try to keep … Continue reading

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A New Creation

I’m dead. Yep, dead as a door nail. Nail down the coffin, people. I am entirely unresponsive to the world around me. Dead. Don’t plan my funereal yet though, that would just be weird. Allow me to explain… In 2 … Continue reading

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Sam.

I used to have a best friend named Sam. She lived on the other side of the forest, a few blocks down. We spent a lot of time in that forest, imagining trouble, and sometimes actually causing it. Sam was … Continue reading

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A Light on a Dark Street

Claire shivers. She has stood on her front step long enough now that the damp, morning air has settled on her shoulders. She doesn’t even remember how to dress for a run in this cool weather. She considers going back … Continue reading

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