Posts Tagged ‘peace’

Remembering the Legacy of Martin Luther King in Salisbury

By Susan Shinn Turner and Rhodes Woolly Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 50 years ago this month, on April 4, 1968, an event that immediately provoked nation-wide confusion and grief. One St. John’s member had a pivotal role in helping Salisbury residents deal with the uncertainty. King was killed in Memphis, Tenn., on…

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Advent Devotional – December 6

Peace in believingMay the God of hope fill you all with joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Ho-ly Spirit you may abound in hope.  – Romans 15:13 As a little girl growing up, I was most definitely a daddy’s girl. Maybe it was because my baby brother was five years…

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Advent Devotional – December 5

Peace in God’s creationPlease read Isaiah 55:10-13 Christmastime is a season in which we celebrate the creation of God’s son on earth. This season brings with it a joy and sense of peace in God’s gift to mankind, for through God’s cre-ation we find grace. Unfortunately, that sense is often temporary and fleeting as the…

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Advent Devotional – December 4

Crying out for peaceAnd he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  – Isaiah 9:6 Patrick Henry was a statesman dedicated to peace and to the principles that deeply shaped the American people. However, his famed line from an address at the Virginia Ratifying Convention calling out, “… as for me,…

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Advent Devotional – December 3

Shepherds of peace “I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak…”   –  Ezekiel 34:16 How do we find peace with ourselves, our neighbors, and with God? There are so many opportunities to become lost and confused in a world that bombards us with messages…

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Advent Devotional – December 2

A lasting impact As wars rage around us, as epidemics spread like wildfire, and as children in our own commu-nity hunger, we often wonder what impact we can have to bring peace to this disjointed world. Truth be told, God has called us to do just that … make a positive impact in a desperate…

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Advent Devotional – December 1

It’s not hard to spot those who need peace  I have often heard people talk about the different ways to discuss peace. Peace is defined as a state of harmony between people or nations. Even at 16, I wonder how God brings peace into such a complicated world. As a Christian raised at St. John’s,…

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