Second Week of Advent: Peace

Something that is not known in our world these days; peace. People are frustrated that so many believe that religion isn't peaceful. That's where Jesus comes in. Jesus is the Prince of Peace. It's part of his name.

Peace is something I search for a lot. Peace within myself, because otherwise I'm constantly battling within myself. Think of the definition of peace; freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility. How many of find peace in each day? I try to but it doesn't always happen.

Here lately I have been forcing myself to take a few minutes, about five minutes, and concentrate on flame or the lights on the tree. It's amazing at what you observe when you free your mind and concentrate on the flickering flame or illuminated ornaments from the lights on the tree.

How can you help your family find peace this season? Easy! Require just a few moments of doing nothing. Help them by placing a glittering ornament on tree. Let them have electronic flickering candles beside a window. Pray with them. Those moments will stick out.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. - Isaiah 9:6

A good way to remember how to be peaceful in your life is to memorize this: Patience

People have asked Vin and I how we have such a peaceful house. This is is how. We strongly teach these things in our house. We are working the hardest on Acceptance because it can be a little more tricky than the others. It's also one that he and I have trouble with as well.

Give glory to God in heaven, and on earth let there be peace among the people who please God. - Luke 2:14

Here is another activity to do during the Christmas season to help bring awareness to peace. A nice luxury moment of indulging in chocolate!

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