Practicing Peace

August 15, 2008 at 12:00 pm (Decorative Painting, Musings...)

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.  I do not give you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”  John 14:27

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts… and be thankful.”  Colossians 3:15

I am so thankful that I have these verses to remind me where I need to be.  I don’t think it is a fake peace — born out of wearing rose-colored glasses and looking at life with the old “prosperity” view that if I look positively on something, it will change.  We live in a world full of sin and sickness and our bodies aren’t perfect — we get sick, we make stupid choices, we sin — we can’t change those facts of life…  The commands to let peace rule our hearts and to be thankful aren’t qualified to “when things are going really well, let peace rule your heart and be thankful.” 

Sometimes we need to practice “peace” in spite of our circumstances.  Today I am doing something very important — I’m practicing peace!

I also finished my chippendale clock and worked on my dutch floral.  Pictures of my progress follow…

Chippendale Seminar

Dutch Floral -- still a work in progress!!

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