I wrote recently about our women’s group starting a new class on conflict resolution. I’m very excited about this opportunity, but I do realize what a challenge this will be. So, I’m praying for our group and our facilitators, and ask my fellow B4Peace bloggers to pray also.
The book we are using to begin is Resolving Everyday Conflict by Ken Sande and Kevin Johnson.
I have only read the introduction so far, but it has captured my imagination and revived some of my long lost hope about peacemaking.
Ken Sande says that since he became a full-time Christian conciliator in 1982 he has seen these peacemaking principles used to stop divorces, restore friendships, reunite churches, settle lawsuits, and even bring peace between warring tribes in Africa and Asia.
I’m looking forward to seeing what can bring about those kinds of reconciliations and peace.
He also says to learn more about Peacemaker Ministries’ resources, training, or services visit http://www.Peacemaker.net.
I feel like I am standing at a door to a whole new way of life, perhaps even a deeper sense of purpose.
Don’t you love those moments in life?
My discovering the wonders of blogging last year at seventy-five is continuing to open new worlds to explore at seventy-six.
Thank yous to: our nephew David who gave me my first computer seventeen years ago, our son Thomas who is our computer tech, Tracy who introduced me to blogging last year, and the bloggers around the world that keep me inspired, particularly Kozo and the group, B4Peace.
They have all taught me that it’s never too late to learn new, exciting, and life changing things.
Posted on August 25, 2013, in B4Peace, Gifts of Age, Political, relationships, Spiritual, Teaching/Learning Experiences and tagged B4Peace, conciliators, conflict resolution, finding peace, Ken Sande, Kevin Johnson, Kozo, Peacemaker Ministries, peacemaker training, reconciliation, Resolving Everyday Conflict. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.