On “filter” and faith. Practice taking a minute to think before you speak. The more you do it, the more it will become a habit. You’ll be surprised how joyful you, and those around you, will become. Our blog for this week, “Your Words Make A Lasting Impression,” by guest blogger Pam Horton.
We fear the unknown, and we think somehow our anxieties will hold those proverbial monsters at bay, as if worrying hard enough will make us stronger—as if we, not God, are in control. But the Bible offers a way out when anxiety threatens.
I was born in 1960, and my formative years were defined by the Vietnam War. My dad went to Vietnam when I was ten, so I understood the possibilities that war presented. I was probably twelve when I learned about the song, “Let There Be Peace on Earth.” I always assumed it was about war and civil unrest. It made sense in turbulent times.
The song recently came to mind and, being a Christian trying to grow in my walk, I got to thinking about it in terms of the peace of God. Think of it! Truly, it would only be the peace of God that can bring peace on earth
Late summer and early fall are crazy seasons in my life. I have preteen children, so our house is a whir of activity: back-to-school prep, then gearing up for the new schedule, getting our brains and bodies adjusted to the onslaught of homework and the crunch of a tight daily routine, both for the kids and the parents.
I don’t know about you, but my kids are on summer break, and I’m really getting used to waking up at seven or eight for work instead of six a.m. Not everyone is a morning person, after all. I’m not—I like to say becoming a parent forced me to pretend I am, but left to my own devices, I’d probably roll out of bed at ten each day.