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The Gift of Peace
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I am human. I like it when I get good feedback from my writings. So here are a few more uplifts from The Gift of Peace, by yours truly:

1.) When all else fails, turn it over to God. It’s worth hearing over and over again.

2.) Fear underlies all of my problems and my fear is a measure of how far I am keeping myself from God.

3.) I may not be much, but I am all I think about.

4.) My real dilemma: I can never get enough of what I don’t even need.

5.) Nothing fails like excess.

6.) My life is and always been unmanageable by me. But it’s child’s play for God.

7.) If it can be fixed with money, it’s not a big problem. (This is probably the key lesson I need to learn.)

8.) I am a person made up of the seven deadly sins. I always will be. I’m not surprised by it. It’s called “being human.”

9.) If I have any sense at all, I have to realize I have what I need, even if I don’t have what I want.

10.) Fear has been my higher power for most of my life. Prayer is better.

11.) One day at a time is the answer to everything.

12.) Luckily for me, God works by mercy and not by justice.

13.) God lives in the results. I live in the little baby steps.

14.) Envy is a poisonous way of measuring my distance from God.

15.) There is only one real type of wealth: peace of mind.

16.) It is great to tell others to surrender to God but far better to surrender yourself.

17.) Fear is the common human condition. Faith is the solution.

18.) I am not a good manager of my own life but God is the perfect boss.

19.) What happens to me is not terribly important. (This is worth hearing a hundred times per day.)

20.) I am accepted by God and that’s the best club in town.

21.) Life is a lot like French toast. If you don’t turn it over, it burns.

22.) Acceptance of what God sends me is not a choice. It is a necessity.

23.) Not killing myself is up to me, not up to anyone else.

24.) My most valuable possession is my love of God.

25.) God will give me peace if I give myself peace.

26.) The only real healing comes from God.

27.) When I surrender to God, I like me.

28.) I am not here to change the world. I am here to be changed.

29.) The problem is my powerlessness. The solution is also my powerlessness.

30.) Put your trust in God and go on with your day’s work. That is health.

Ben Stein
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Ben Stein is a writer, actor, economist, and lawyer living in Beverly Hills and Malibu. He writes “Ben Stein’s Diary” for every issue of The American Spectator.
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