Sincerely Sarah

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My daughter, Sarah, is the artist featured on all my BLOG posts. Her art inspires me and I believe she will inspire anyone with her heart and soul—she is sincerely sweet! Art seems to be undervalued in our society and taken for granted, but it can change our world to a more loving and peaceful place. Right now, she is offering Christmas specials on her artwork. Check her artwork out at sincerelysarahstudios.com

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Security

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The price of being safe from danger in this country alone is staggering. It costs about $32M per hour for national security. Protecting our President costs $2-3 M per day. The costs of law enforcement officers is over $20B per year. All this money and we still have so much violence. Like Miss Congeniality, I really do want world peace.

Daydreaming

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Daydreaming is a time when your brain focuses on whatever it wants and it allows you to feel peace and hope and to relieve stress. I believe it is the opposite of mindfulness. Daydreaming allows you to be creative and imaginative and to solve problems. It seems to me that while our societal demands require more and more protocols, our ability to think is disappearing.

Peace

6BC2754A-C09B-4678-9608-D10CCB185B7B“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭26:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Peace is harmony and the absence of hostility. In the behavioral sense, it is a lack of conflict and freedom from fear. Growing up in Virginia Public Schools, I learned Patrick Henry’s famous speech concerning peace and it still rings true today.

Justice

6C755311-B288-4452-B77A-168A3691E319As my son started Law School today, I am reminded how convoluted our legal system has become. It seems that justice is often compromised by the process. Since ancient Biblical times, man’s Law has been corrupt. There were no good judges in the Northern Kingdom and many were not good in Judae. I pray that my son will always seek the truth and that justice will be served.

Flowers

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“Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭12:27‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Flowers are truly an expression of the miracle of nature. In their short life, they bring Love into our mist. We often express love, peace, hope, kindness, comfort and joy with our gift of flowers.

Different flowers have meant different things to various cultures over time. For example, the lotus has spiritual significance to some Eastern religions. The rose often represents true love. Whatever the case, flowers can often help elicit very positive effects.