Sunday, October 21, 2007


Here is another page from my old website...


Everyone wants world peace. People everywhere are looking for peace, some march for peace, others pray for peace, and many try to help create a peaceful lifestyle. Peace is not merely the absence of conflict though - it is something that has to be a part of each individual, it must begin deep within each of us!

"...Seek peace and pursue it!"
Psalm 34:14


Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.
(James 4:1-3)

Woe to those who... rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help from the LORD.
(Isaiah 31:1)

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
(Psalm 20:7)

I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.
(Psalm 4:8)

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the tricks of the devil. For we do not fight against flesh and blood, but against rulers and powers whom we cannot see. We are fighting against those who control the darkness of this world, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
(Ephesians 6:10-12)

I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone - for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.
(1Timothy 2:1-2)

The kingdom of God is not about what a person eats and drinks. But it is about living in a way which is right with God. It is peace. It is joy because a person has the Holy Spirit.
(Romans 14:17)


Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
(Romans 5:1)

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)

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
(Philippians 4:7)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
(Galatians 5:22-23)


For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
(Isaiah 9:6)

He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.
(Ephesians 2:17)

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.
(Isaiah 53:5)

For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Jesus, and through Jesus reconcile all things to Himself, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through the blood that Jesus shed on the cross.
(Colossians 1:19-20)

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God."
- Jesus (Matthew 5:9)

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give it to you as the world gives it. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."
- Jesus (John 14:27)

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
- Jesus (John 16:33)

If we want true and lasting world peace, then each of us must first be at peace our selves. Before we can help create peace in the world around us we need peace within ourselves emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. If we are to know true peace, then each of us must personally come to know the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ!

Peace, Love, and Light through Jesus the Christ!
Kevin (Cloud)

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Website No More

Sorry guys... I decided after nine years and 90,000 visits to shut down The website was started on July 4, 1998 as an effort to connect with other hippie refugees of the 60's Jesus Movement, over time it went through several transformations and seemed to take on a life of it's own. I received many kind e-mails from folks around the world and I was able to send Gospel packets via snail mail to many distant places that I would have never been able to visit in person. The time has come to move on.

My hippie roots are still an important part of who I am, but I have discovered roots that go much deeper and my personal faith journey is taking my to new places. Actually I am headed down an old path that was traveled by my great (x5) grandfather. I am exploring my Quaker roots and finding that I have more in common with the Quaker testimony than with any other christian tradition that I have been associated with. I will share more on this part of my journey in future posts.

On occasion I will post some content from pages here on my blog. Please feel free to copy them and share them with others if you so desire.

Peace, Love, and Light through Jesus the Christ!
Kevin (Cloud)

Some Helpful Tips For Hippie Christians

Here is one of those old pages for you to enjoy...

Some Helpful Tips For Hippie Christians

Rap With God Daily (Luke 18:1, John 15:7)
Talk with your Heavenly Father, have an ongoing conversation with him all day long. This isn’t a one-way dialogue with you telling God all of your wants and needs, prayer involves silence too. Take time to listen to what the Father is speaking to your heart, prayer is meant to be a dynamic exchange between you and God.

Meditate on the Bible Daily (Psalm 119:99, Acts 17:11)
The Bible is the most important book you could read. “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12) The Bible tells us how God has revealed himself throughout the ages, it contains the Good News of God’s love for you. I suggest that you start reading the part about Jesus and his early followers in the New Testament - John’s Gospel is a great place to start.

Keep the Faith (Romans 1:17, Hebrews 11:6)
The size of your faith is not important, only that you use what ever amount of faith that you have. Jesus taught that faith the size of a small seed is enough to move mountains. Faith is like a muscle, the more you exercise it, the larger and stronger it becomes.

Trust & Obey God (John 14:21, 1 Peter 5:7)
God cares for you. You can trust that because of his love for you, all that he asks you to do is for your own good or the good of someone else. God does not say “do this” or “don’t do that” just to be mean and controlling. The Father’s love is so great that the things that he wants you to avoid are things that are harmful to you and those around you. The things that he asks you to do are ways that you can be an extension of his love to others.

Hang-Out With Brothers & Sisters Who Believe (Hebrews 10:25)
Next to hanging out with God through prayer and reading the Bible, being around other believers is the most important thing that you could do. The Father wants a relationship with you and for you to be in relationship with your brothers and sister too. This is how you grow and progress on your journey of faith.

Be Baptized (Mark 16:16, Acts 8:12, Galatians 3:27)
Baptism is a symbolic washing away of your old life and being raised up into a new life. It means nothing if you haven’t chosen to follow Jesus, baptism alone can not give you life, it only is an outward expression of what God has done in your heart.

Receive the Spirit of God to Help You Walk the Walk (Luke 11:13, John 14:26, Acts 1:8)
It is by the Holy Spirit of God that you are empowered to overcome sin and evil, it is how you hear God’s voice.

Kick Down the Good News (Mark 16:15)
Have you ever had something that was so cool that you couldn’t wait to share it with your friends, you wanted to turn them on to it too? Have you ever heard some great news that you couldn’t hold it inside any longer for fear that you would explode, you just had to tell somebody about it? Think about all the stuff that you have turned your friends on to (some good, some maybe not so good) well... that is exactly the same thing that you are to do with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Jesus is the most exciting person you will ever met and you are so in love with him that you will just explode if you don’t tell someone about him.

Be Kind & Love One Another (Matthew 22:36-40, Galatians 6:9-10, 1 John 4:20)
Jesus said the greatest thing you could do is to love God with your whole being and to love those around you. Kind acts are love in motion.

Peace, Love, and Light through Jesus the Christ!
Kevin (Cloud)