As far as it is possible … peace

Romans 12.18 tells us: "If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all" (NRSV). If you've lived any length of time, or lived any length of time with another person, you know how challenging this command is. Peace with people simply does not come naturally. Competition? Yes. Correction of…

The Gift of Shalom

Have you heard of "the trust molecule"? It's a hormone scientists have identified that is associated with calmness, security, and bond-building with those we love. The hormone is called oxytocin, and it is released when we experience touch and bonding with family, friends, and even new acquaintances. In other words, our brains are wired for…