Peace, I give you


Just saw a couple of does go strolling down our street. It is quiet outside. Ever have those times when things are out of control and you witness something like this – two beautiful creatures, so close by, stroll by and  . . . it seems that the world stops? The chaos surrounding you, seems to come to a still too? All of sudden, some things just doesn’t matter any more, it seems so trivial.  Then you think, it’s going be ok. Just like a blink of an eye, the two does are gone.

I am reminded of this verse,

John 14:1 – “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.”

So, today I am thankful for, (day two of Thirty Days)

1) Sound of silence– sometimes it is wonderful. Peaceful. Silence makes your mind go to imaginative places that can be good for your soul. Just close your eyes, tune out the sounds, and be still. Let your mind wander – find your happy place.

2) the freedom to be able to wander – sometimes just to go away to a garden, to a lake, pond, ocean – it is all you need.

3) the freedom to be able to pray – rejoice that we can pray to our Lord, God – at any time, at any place, and at any church.

4) my eyes – I (we) am blessed to be able to see the wonders created by our awesome God who is a magnificent artist. It is Him that makes me remember, “Be Still, And Know That I am God”. ~ Oh yes, you are a mighty, wondrous God.

5) my ears – though they don’t work properly, the new technology of the new digital aid brings me new sounds, I am thankful for those. You may complain about certain noise, I refuse to complain – because sometimes silence can be lonely.

6) Pain – yes, pain reminds you that you are alive. So, we should be thankful for pain. It brings us to our knees. Knocks the wind out of us. Stops us in our tracks. Makes us prioritize things when it gets all so wrong.

7) Friends and Family – they are the ones who keep us (you) going when we’re (you’re) down.

8) Gifts – Finding our happy place – it is finding the gifts that have been bestowed upon us and using them that make us happy, and that generates peace.

9) My son – he is a blessing. He is a wonderful, awesome young man who has an exciting life ahead of him. I miss him terribly, but am very proud of him.

10) My husband – I am thankful, grateful for this patient man who is still beside me ~still after 29 years ~ while I am still trying to figure out who I am. He is my best friend.

Jesus has said, “Peace I leave with you, My own peace I now give and bequeath you. . . “


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