All posts by: Brenda Pace

3 Steps to Help Others During Deployment

In this week’s Monday Minute, Brenda Pace shares 3 steps we can all take to help others during deployment. 3 “Steps” to Help Others Flourish During Deployment by Brenda Pace A military wife’s concern for a husband deployed with a...

Free Because Christ Came

How We’re Learning By Brenda Pace   For many years, one of our family Christmas traditions was to read aloud Barbara Robinson’s Best Christmas Pageant Ever. The endearing story of children described as the “awful, cigar smoking (even the girls)...

Free from Conflict

How We’re Learning By Brenda Pace Being a Peacemaker Free from conflict—yeah, right! I sure wish this was or even could be true. Although I have met a few people I’m convinced thrive on it, to be free of conflict...

Free From the Fear of Growing Old(er)

How We’re Learning By Brenda Pace Embrace the Process On the recent occasion of turning ahem, cough, cough older, I revisited goals I set several years ago when I could no longer deny the mantle of “seasoned woman” was mine to...

Free from “I Should”

How We’re Learning by Brenda Pace On too many days than I care to count, my self-talk begins, “Brenda, you really should be farther along in your spiritual walk.” Or, “Brenda, this is not something that should upset you!” Or,...

How to be Grateful for Everything

How We’re Learning by Brenda Pace    Thank you for the world so sweet. Thank you for the food we eat. Thank you for the birds that sing. Thank you God for everything. I reach back through the years and...

How to Cultivate Kindness

How We’re Learning by Brenda Pace As a good southern girl, I was raised to be nice—or in southern terms sweet. The south is known for its sweet tea and sweeter girls. I beamed with pride anytime I received affirmation,...

How to Practice Sabbath Rest

How We’re Learning  by Brenda Pace A peek into my journal: “This morning I sit in silence. The banishment of spoken word will not last all day, but for these few hours, the moratorium is self-imposed and necessary. For too...

Help and Hope for PTSD

  PTSD The acronym for posttraumatic stress disorder has become too common in usage among military personnel and their families. Perhaps if I type the letters in lower case they will not carry the same weight, hold the same judgment,...

Fresh Mercy

Monday Minute With God: What I’m Learning by Brenda Pace While walking through a local craft fair, my eyes fell upon a piece of stamped jewelry. Typically, I stop to consider such a purchase, but I bought this bracelet without...