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
I was a very independent child, and I grew into an independent woman—one who had to be in control of things.
I was a planner to the point of ridiculousness. If I had planned something and there was a change for any reason, I became agitated. Nobody better mess with my schedule, and everybody knew it. I was not very peaceful, and occasionally, I made life chaotic for those around me. My father-in-law even allowed me to make vacation plans for the entire family once we arrived at their house because I had to be in control.