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Carma Dutra
Reverence and respect for God and a genuine devotion in serving God are essential in making life worthwhile. My purpose for this blog is to observe and participate in life's temporary successes and failures reflecting the human perspective. In the end our role is acceptance. A pretty big bite of faith is required.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

The Whole World Wants Peace

It searches for it, begs for it, kills for it, prays for it. Some may even believe peace is an illusion. When was the world ever at peace? Hundreds of books have been written about peace. A famous title that many people will recognize is “War and Peace”. The title alone suggests you can’t have one without the other. However, I am talking about everlasting peace, something the world will never obtain as long as it continues on its current course.

Dr. Charles Stanley writes in his article “A Much-needed Gift of Peace” that many people in society today may not realize the emptiness they are experiencing as a lack of peace. For instance, words like “I am so lonely.” “If only my husband loved me more” can cause unrest within our inner spirit which can lead to restlessness which equals lack of peace. But we don’t stop there, do we? Society bombards us with questions like - If only you were thinner…dressed better…drove a Jaguar…lived in a nicer house…made more money…are like rubbing salt into an open wound. The list goes on and on.

As Stanley's title suggests, Peace is a much needed gift. Read the rest of Dr. Charles Stanley’s article here to discover how to have peace with God. Also Dr. Stanley’s web site In Touch has many resources, articles and devotions to search through.

There is only one way to receive true peace. Jesus said “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you, I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your heart be troubled and do not be afraid.” (Matthew 14:27)



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Carma

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A Christian perspective on pursuing peace, joy and life in a Secular World as God gives it. Also, book reviews of Christian and Secular titles or in other words, just good writing. Fiction, non-fiction and author interviews. Including thought provoking articles.

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