Marilou Reed (Florida)
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The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:7 (NRSV)
When I was a young girl, at times I found my home to be a frightening place because my mother was an alcoholic. I often sought refuge outside in the large lilac bushes that grew behind our house. Their dense leaf-covered branches stretched high before bending over toward the ground....
True peace comes from God.
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