The Power of Peace Project – Blog

Labels and the True Self

This is what I believe... When you and I were conceived, we were gifted with a soul, our true self, which will never end, and can never die. This soul is pure God-stuff; made in His image; perfect, unique, and magnificent. The flesh is nothing more than a "garage" to...

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The Madness of Addiction

Addiction resides in the primitive brain. When the addict is in active drug or alcohol use, the primitive brain is in a state of fight or flight, and literally makes you believe that you will die if you do not get it what it wants and needs. That's why an addict will...

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The Dark Passenger

Do you know someone battling depression? For many years I just couldn't understand people who struggled with this condition. It just seemed like they needed to believe, change their mind,and pull themselves out of it... Then, in 2002, that darkness came to visit me. I...

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Generation Z

Imagine that we invent and perfect time-travel... You travel back to the year 1978, and find me at Walton high school where I have just started my freshman year. You present to me this thin, flat, plastic box with a glass face. Interested, I ask you what it is, and...

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Never Give Up

Are you at a low point? Have you bottomed out, or just feel stuck? I want to encourage you that God is still in the miracle business, and it is NEVER too late... In 2004, I was at the end of my rope. I had failed, fallen, and almost lost all hope-- on the verge of...

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The Power of Peace in a Mexican Prison

This a powerful story that is hard to communicate in just a few words how amazing it really is, but I will try. Just three weeks ago fifty men in a tough Mexican prison began the Power of Peace Project’s “40 Days of Peace” Program. Many of these men are affiliated...

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Real Stories from the Front Lines

Tonight at Hays State Prison the following story was told about Frank, one of our Power of Peace Leaders who was shipped out to another prison two weeks ago. One of our other POPP Brothers was there and witnessed it before he was sent back to Hays this week... The day...

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Building Bridges Across the Border

Right now the Power of Peace Project has convicts from Michigan, Georgia and California writing letters of encouragement and support to prisoners in a Mexican prison-- challenging them to be peacemakers. In turn those inmates in Mexico are writing letters back...

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Unlikely Ambassadors of Peace

Yesterday when I was at Hays State Prison I found out that one of our Power of Peace guys spent the week in the hole (segregation unit). His spirits were high and he said he wrote the 40 Days of Peace steps on the wall in that dark cell: 1) I will seek first to...

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POPP and Diversion Programs

Yesterday was a beautiful day serving with a diversion and recovery program that the Power of Peace Project is partnered with in North Georgia. Every two months I have the opportunity to go and teach the participants and it is one of the highlights of my work. We...

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