Sunday, January 20, 2013

Thoughtful Spot Sunday . . .

  
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid
 John 14:27:

Christ spoke the simple truth; His peace is not the peace of the world.  It is a deeper peace than the world can offer.  Let me look past the storms that rage all around me, not in the form of lightning, thunder or wind, but of hatred, fear and violence.  Let me understand instead, all the other perils of this life to the reaches of eternity that can be open to me.  Let me trust, today, in that peace which Christ brings to all of His disciples, even in the midst of this storm . . . to me.  Let me be worthy to have that peace enfold me.  Mother Teresa said, "peace begins with a smile!" So today, let me smile!

Hugs,

  



 

14 comments:

  1. So beautiful, dear Barb. It is so good to see you blogging. I hope all is well.

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  2. Beautiful scripture, and beautiful thoughts.
    Thank you for this heart-felt post.

    It's so true!
    How blessed we are that we have a loving Heavenly Father!!!

    friends,
    K.

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  3. Lovely verse, beautiful words, great thoughts. Not always easy to rest in His promise, but ohhhh when we do...nothing finer...better than meds. How have you been? (I want to ask "where" have you been, but it's none of my business. ☺)

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  4. So beautiful. Thank you! Peace be with you, also. hugs

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  5. Grateful I stopped by -- Hugs for a brighter tomorrows!

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  6. One of my favorite scriptures! I love that you do this "Thoughtful Spot Sunday". I agree that is nice to see a post from you. Nola

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  7. Hi Barb, thank you for reminding me of that beautiful scripture. Hope you've been doing well. It's good to "see" you!
    Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  8. Hi, You are missed, but don't take that as pressure. Just wanted to say it was nice to see you check in.

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  9. Hi Barb. Missing you and glad to see you back. Love that quote from scripture. The priest says that at Mass and then we wish others Peace and shake hands. Nothing's better than 'peace'. Hugz

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  10. Hi dear friend,
    I am happy you are back; I miss your thoughts. I loved the quote and thoughts today; I needed them. That is one of my favorite scriptures. I need more peace in my heart.
    Blessings, love and hugs!

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  11. Hi Barb,
    A lovely post and lovely thoughts. That scripture is one of my favorites. I love the image you used with it too. So thankful to see a post from you...I missed you. :)

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