“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” —Romans 15:13 (NIV)
“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God,” —II Corinthians 5:21 (NIV)
Peace family, win a free birthday party from Peace 107 and Powersports!
Your child will love all of the fun and excitement, and Powersports puts it all together for a birthday memory you and your child won’t forget!
Must be 18 or older to enter.
Party is for kids between 3 and 10 years old.
Only one entry per person.
Multiple entries will be disqualified.
To find out more about Powersports, CLICK HERE.
Your birthday party is good for up to 14 children ($300 value.) The party is for children between 3 and 10 years of age. Parties are held on Friday nights from 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., and are scheduled on an availability basis only. For more information, call Powersports at 979-776-0018.
Winners will be announced weekly on Peace 107!
Peace family, there’s a special opportunity to learn and experience some American history in a special way this weekend at the Museum of the American G.I.’s 17th Annual Living History Weekend!
Emily Mullins says that it’s the biggest event of the year for the museum, and it’s family friendly with all kinds of activities for kids. There are living history displays with reenactors camping out all weekend, interacting with visitors and showing them what it was like to be a soldier during different time periods. There will be weapons demonstrations, vehicle rides, a boot camp-inspired obstacle course (for kids), a paintball machine gun, and a Military Swap Meet for finding unique items, among other things. There will be two opportunities to see the popular, annual WWII reenactment (one on Saturday and one on Sunday), but this year, there will also be two reenactments of a Vietnam-era air assault tactical (one on Saturday and one on Sunday), and a WWI tactical on Sunday.
For easier planning, here are scheduled events:
10AM- Gates Open
11AM- Vietnam Air Assault Reenactment
12PM- Weapons Demonstration
1PM- Tank Talk
3PM- WWII Battle Reenactment
Food Vendors: Hot dogs, Chick-Fil-A, and snow cones
10AM- Gates Open
10:30AM- Vietnam Air Assault Reenactment
12PM- WWII Battle Reenactment
1:30PM- WWI Tactical
Food Vendors: Hot dogs, barbecue, snow cones
Click below to listen to Peace 107’s Brian and Kat chat with the Museum of the American G.I.’s Emily Mullins.
“Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.” —Isaiah 53:4 (NIV)
Peace family, learning is hard! Where do you need grace for learning, and where can you give grace for learning?
I recently started taking piano classes under a friend, and I’m really enjoying it, but it has taken almost two months before I’ve started to feel much confidence at all. I have wanted to learn to play piano for a long time, and I’m naturally very talented with music, so I’ve never had the discipline to sit down, learn to read, and practice the sometimes boring exercises that are an important part of becoming a successful pianist. I still struggle with many things, such as playing more loudly or softly (called dynamics), especially when the hands differ from each other. Time signatures can be pretty tricky for me, too. However, I know that if I keep trying, eventually there will be breakthrough. Frankly, I’m surprised by how much has clicked and actually soaked in! Despite the actual piano learning, I am learning other things, too.
One benefit from this experience, is that I am reminded of my imperfection, and that’s really important! None of us is above needing to learn something. Admitting that we are bad at something takes guts! Meanwhile, allowing others to teach us also take humility. It’s easy sometimes as adults, to spend our lives doing only what we are already skilled at, but there’s something so valuable about trying something new, and failing and succeeding in small steps. When I started, I felt pretty embarrassed any time that I couldn’t perform perfectly. I felt like I ought to be better.
Are you the same? Don’t we all wish that we could just be perfect at the very beginning, in whatever we try to do? I had to learn how to accept my need for improvement, how to play in front of my friend even though I worried about failing to meet her standards and losing her respect, and I had to play (badly) because I needed practice, even though my roommate could hear it.
Contrary to my fears, my friend/teacher has had patience with my imperfection and my roommate has had patience with my imperfection. I have had to learn how to have patience for my imperfection, too! For example, one afternoon, when I was practicing a long time on a piece that I just couldn’t seem to get right, my roommate came and pointed out how much I’ve grown, and how much better I am than when I started. It helped me to get my eyes back on the prize of wanting to play well!
This has also been a great reminder that I need to be patient with people around me who are learning something new. Do you have a child who you are trying to potty train? Is your spouse in the process of trying to be a better communicator? Do you have a friend who is a new believer, who is still learning what it means to follow God? What are some ways that you can offer grace, support, patience and love to them as they work on it?
Peace family, like I said, it’s taken me two months to start feeling a rudimentary confidence in my playing, and I have been working hard, almost every day! Surely I can allow those around me at least two months (or more!) to work through their own areas needing growth. All of this to say- if you are learning something new, keep trying, and remember that there is grace for you! If you have someone in your life who is learning something new, offer them grace! It’s a beautiful thing! And if you aren’t learning anything new, but recognize an area that you need improvement, or a skill you want to learn, go for it! You can do it, Peace family!
“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline.” —II Timothy 1:7 (NIV)
Peace family, when was the last time that God opened your eyes to something familiar, in a new way?
God is so amazing and so creative, and for whatever reason, he’s been working a math renaissance in my life.
After years of feeling frustrated, confused, intimidated, and like a failure in regards to math, it occurred to me about a year ago, that I am a smart woman, and there’s no logical reason that I can’t improve in math, or understand concepts that I felt incapable of grasping during high school. I’ve never been interested in iPhone games, but I started playing one that is teaching me math skills, and Peace Family, I am so amazed by math! I am just floored by the intricacy, logic, rhythm and beauty of math. We all know about math in science, but I’m finding math in music, math in cooking, math in art, math in nature, math in stars, math in so many astounding forms, and I’ve only scratched the surface. Math has always been like a language that I couldn’t speak, that no one was willing to clearly explain to me, but I feel more affection for it now than I ever have before. I feel like I am noticing more functions of math around me every day, and am awed in a fresh way by how all-knowing, creative, and what a planner God is. It is giving me a fresh perspective of God, and I am thankful for math!
Peace family, what is something that you can take time to examine and appreciate? What can you look at in a new way? Is there a skill that other people have that you don’t really value? God made those people with that skill, and there is a way for him to be glorified in it.
Be encouraged, Peace Family! Try something new, and see if you can’t see some of our Master Creator’s gorgeous handiwork!
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” —Acts 1:8 (NIV)
Peace Family, do you have a child who is a star in the making? Would their smiling face be perfect on the cover of a magazine? We’re looking for the next cover kid for Peace Magazine in our “Peace Cover Kid Contest,” brought to you by Nikki Pederson Talent Network!
The winner will be showcased in a professional photo session with K. Norwood Portraiture, and will be featured on the front cover of an upcoming edition of Peace Brazos Christian Life Magazine!
THANKS to Nikki Pederson Talent Network. Nikki Pederson knows talent when she sees it; she’s been responsible for elevating generations of local talent to the entertainment industry. Find out more at NikkiPederson.com.
All entrants must be at least 6 years old. Your child could be our next “Peace Cover Kid,” from Nikki Pederson Talent Network and Peace 107.