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A Season of Peace: Friday, September 18

Practicing Words of Peace Peace in Relationships  Rev. Martha Koenig Stone Mark 10:13–16 People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Thursday, September 17

  “This Person is a Beloved Child of God!” Peace in Relationships  Rev. Erin Dickey  1 John 3:2 Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. (NRSV)  Reflection: Growing up in southern Louisiana, and then going to college and seminary in Texas, has led me to become very… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Wednesday, September 16

  Walking Together on the Path to Peace Peace in Relationships  Rachel Anderson Luke 10:1  After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. Reflection: Road trip! Travel may be more fun with friends. Facing the unknown… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Tuesday, September 15

Restoring Peace in the Classroom  Peace in Relationships  Rachael Eggebeen James 1:19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. (NIV)    Matthew 18:15 “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Monday, September 14

Making Peace as a Child Peace in Relationships  Suzanne Gangemi Matthew 5:9 You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family. (“The Message”) Reflection: Children’s Ministry and peacemaking go together like hugs and kisses, like… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Sunday, September 13  

Family of Choice Peace in Relationships Henry Koenig Stone John 19:26–27 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, “Woman, here is your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Saturday, September 12

Wrestling with Toxic Masculinity  Peace Within  Rev. Carl Horton 1 Corinthians 13:4–8  Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Friday, September 11

Ritual for a Lifelong Peacemaker Peace Within  Rev. Richard A. Koenig Philippians 4:6b … in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” (NRSV) Reflection: Scattered around the grounds of the Chautauqua Institution in southwestern New York State are more than 20 “Peace Poles.” During the summer season,… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Thursday, September 10

Inner Peace in a Burning World Peace Within  Rev. Ben Perry John 16:33  “I have said this to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (RSV) Reflection: What does it mean to cultivate inner peace in a world… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Wednesday, September 9

Accepting Hope Peace Within  Elder Susan B. Orr 1 Timothy 4:10 “For to this end we toil and struggle, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.” Reflection: On Epiphany this year, I was given my first “Star Word” by a… Read more »