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Seeking Peace-In My Sleep

29 Mar

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis


The strangest thing occurred a few nights ago. Some time around 3am, as I turned over my sleep, two names floated into my semi-conscience state. The people were not personally known to me but had been in the news frequently 2-3 years ago. At the time, I found them to be irritating, bordering on infuriating.  As I write this, I can only remember the name of one of them. That’s how unimportant they are to me.

In my seeking peace journey, I have committed to say a prayer over those whose names come to mind, day or night. Should you decide to practice this, let me give you a 5 year shortcut. Don’t start as I did, asking God to change them in some way…..as in to see things my way. Ask God to bless them. Man, this was a struggle for me until I realized, asking for a blessing took me out of the equation. And that is a good place to be if I want to live at peace.

When the world around me seems crazy and even scary, I remember Isaiah 55:8-9 .

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.


We had a guest pastor Sunday and he spoke on being made for more. One of his points was that we must continue to grow and one way is to spend time with other believers.




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