Peace

Finding Peace

How do we balance this crazy world we live in? With the faith that we have in the Lord!

A Picture of Peace Lily Indoor plant

A Picture of Peace Lily (credit: Wikipedia)

When little children are killed randomly and violently?
When good people tragically and unexpectedly die?
When loved ones battle illness, depression and loneliness?
When a soldier fighting for freedom doesn’t come home?

Faith. It’s the only thing that holds me up. St. Paul tells us “The Lord is near. Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that

surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”

These words and many scripture passages help me keep in balance. It is the only thing that can. When our nation mourns the tragic loss of children in Newtown, Connecticut, we seek answers. There are no answers, there can only be questions. But we also

must realize our questions may not be answered.

I have heard news reporters say “it’s gonna take a long time to heal our wounds.” And it should. We lost children filled with potential, dreams, hopes and love. We should never heal. This nation has a hole in its hearts, for every child lost, for every soldier lost, for every parent lost, for every lost soul. We need to gather and hold each other through it. We need to soften the raw edges of the hole, but it can never be filled with anything but the love of Christ.

The preciousness of life was cracked once again.
The school did everything right procedurally and still great sadness entered the world.
May we find peace in Christ, who is Peace. Because the peace of God surpasses all understanding and will guard our nation’s heart.

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Your vision

I’m leading a Guided Meditation for children today and am really looking forward to it.

Have you tried meditation? Center yourself, close your eyes and relax.

It is so focused, so calming, so peaceful. I helps me clear my mind and concentrate on a single vision or thought.

This past month has brought me personally to daily silent meditation. I find that when in painful or challenging situations I can bring myself to that place. Thriving through the situation into a place of peace.

There are many different guided meditations that you can use to begin, just search online to find one. I have also experience silent mediation which is amazing, but it has its challenges. There are always distracting thoughts running through my head. What do I need to accomplish today, what did I forget to do yesterday…me and my “to do” list! But I begin again…breath deeply, remember my mantra of the day and focus.

Try it today and let me know how you like it!

Think about what you want to be your vision…a untouched ski run, the quiet wind on your face as your look past your porch, a beautiful calm day on a beach, your families embrace, or the Lord holding you. Your vision is YOURS, and it can be different every time to meditation. Allow it to bring you to the place you need to be that day. To move yourself away from the snares of this world and into the peace and tranquility of the center of your heart.

What tools give you freedom from the madness of the world?

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