All tagged peace

Love not Hate

I’m often asked if people treat me differently now than they had in the past. It’s not as clear as that if I am honest. Some people that were in my life decided to see me as this person that has suddenly become “weird for Jesus” and have become withdrawn, I pray for them every day.

My Peace

I have a weekly phone call with a dear friend of mine, and we dive into all sorts of topics and discussions, and it’s perhaps one of the times I look forward to the most each week. This past week he asked me something along the lines of what my peace is. What a question that was! I’ve been thinking about it ever since he asked me.

It's not about the presents

I was out to dinner with my parents, brother and sister-in-law last night and we got to talking about Christmas gifts and what people wanted and the question eventually made it’s way to me (I tried my hardest to dodge it) and the only real thing I could come up with was, nothing. Truth be told Christmas, even when I was a young boy was never about the presents. I always felt a deep desire to just be with my family, friends and loved ones that day. Nothing else mattered to me other than that.

Humility.

Whether you believe in God or not I challenge you to turn down your ego and allow humility to reign throughout your life, think before you speak, question before you act and love before you hate. For if we do even one of these things the effect will be a ripple across this universe that will plant the seed that is love and as long as we cultivate it we'll be able to benefit from all the fruits it will bear.

Transformation.

I've been thinking a lot about this notion of transformation as of late. I myself can look back 6 months ago and how I was for the better part of the last decade or so a brooding, rain cloud kind of person (on the outside at least). For me, now grace is the center of everything for me and from which I operate. From that comes peace and love and if that touches you in some way, shape or form then my thoughts on transformation are correct.

Finding Peace.

I'm unsure if I ever knew what peace felt like. At 36 years old I think I can safely say that I've never been in a state of mind like this, ever. I goto bed each night and wake up each morning on fire and it never gets old.