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  • May the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. 2 Thessalonians 3:16a
  • Do not be anxious about anything... Philippians 4:6a
  • ...In me you may have peace. John 16:33b
  • Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
  • May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace... Romans 15:13a
  • Those who plan peace have joy. Proverbs 12:20b
  • For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. 1 Corinthians 14:33a
  • ...Seek peace and pursue it. 1 Peter 3:11b
  • ...To set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:6b
  • Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble. Psalm 119:165b
  • Agree with God, and be at peace. Job 22:21a
  • The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds... Philippians 4:7

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Context is “king”
If money were no object, I would pursue a degree in Theology with passion. The bad news is that to do so does cost thousands of dollars I simply don’t have. But the good news is that it needn’t stop me from diving deep into Scripture myself, and this includes learning as much as I …
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A different way to hear
Sometimes life with Mark can be like playing a game of never-ending charades or Mad Libs. He says words independently that may or may not have anything to do with what’s happening at the time. And when he answers questions, his responses may or may not have anything to do with the actual question. Yet …
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Giving myself “think time,” too.
One of the most effective and compassionate things I’ve done to help Mark in his struggle to speak is to simply give him time. Even still, at 8 years old, he struggles. Speaking usually in 2 to 3 word phrases and mainly in word approximations, it can admittedly be a challenge to understand what it …
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A place for inviting peace
Life as a mom to two boys is hectic. Add a busy work-at-home schedule and all that Mark’s special needs require and life gets even more demanding. So I set out to create a special place for myself to go and just be quiet, read God’s Word and spend time in prayer. I aptly dubbed …
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What is (truly) real?
It’s odd. But then again maybe it’s not odd at all. The more I learn about the world around us—and how we interact with it—the more I realize what’s truly real versus what we merely perceive.