Dear Silverton Friends Family,
I am really excited about the coming 4 weeks! It has been on my heart for years to share what I have learned from Peacemaker Ministries. I first experienced this ministry back when cassette tapes were all the new and best way to study. The information was presented by Ken Sande, the founder of Peacemaker Ministries. He is a great guy but his voice is one that is very soothing and had a tendency to bring about “rest” as you listened.
The NEW Resolving Everyday Conflict series is on DVDs with a gentleman named Tim Pollard who has a great English accent and is quite entertaining as well as informative. I have watched it 3 or 4 times now and learn something new each time. People who attended the series already have shared many positive experiences. The information has been useful in helping family relationships, church relationships, and work relationships.
Conflict can be a slippery slope. I have noticed with myself that when I am in conflict I have a tendency to want to escape until it gets pretty overwhelming and then I want to come in and be attacking. The Resolving Everyday Conflict series has taught me what God calls us to in conflict; to stop and think about how can I glorify God, making sure I have taken care of my “cravings” and the importance taking responsibility for my part in a conflict and apologizing when needed.
I wanted to let everyone know that I will be here for the next 4 weeks and I am more than willing to listen, and be available in whatever way is needed. I will be available for children and adults. We are on this life journey together and I am so thankful and blessed to be traveling with you all.
“We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers. We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” I Thessalonians 1:2-3
Love in Christ, Deborah Climer