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“A to Z Meme”   I was tagged by Jen

A. Available or Single?  no
B- Best Friend.  Michele
C- Cake or Pie. pie
D- Drink of Choice.  coffee
E- Essential Item. my purse (it holds everything)
F- Favorite Color.  black

G- Gummi Bears or Worms.  bears
H- Hometown.  Joplin, MO

I- Indulgence.  chocolate
J- January or February. February
K- Kids.  2
L- Life is incomplete without… solitude, mystery
M- Marriage Date.  June 27, 1969
N- Number of Siblings?  2

O- Oranges or Apples?  apples
P- Phobias/Fears.  heights and speed

Q- Favorite Quote.  “Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.”  – Martin Luther King, Jr.

R- Reasons to smile.  babies, salvation
S- Season(ing).  pepper
T- Tag Three.  Larry, Holly, and Mandy
U- Unknown Fact About Me.  I bit my nails until I was about fifty.
V- Vegetarian or Oppressor of Animals.  oppressor
W- Worst Habit.  over-eating
X- X-rays or Ultrasounds.  X-rays
Y- Your Favorite Foods.  potatoes, salad, steak . . .

Z- Zodiac.  Aquarius

Jesus, the Blessed Child of the Father, is a peacemaker. His peace doesn’t mean only absence of war. It is not simply harmony or equilibrium. His peace is the fullness of well-being, gratuitously given by God. Jesus says, “Peace I leave to you, my own peace I give you, a peace which the world cannot give, this is my gift to you” (John 14:27).

Peace is Shalom — well-being of mind, heart, and body, individually and communally. It can exist in the midst of a war-torn world, even in the midst of unresolved problems and increasing human conflicts. Jesus made that peace by giving his life for his brothers and sisters. This is no easy peace, but it is everlasting and it comes from God. Are we willing to give our lives in the service of peace?

My poem, “Peace,” has been posted on The Peace Tree.