Monday, December 6, 2010

Precious Peace


Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
(Matthew 5:9)


For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
(Isaiah 55:12)
   
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)    
  
Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
--Psalm 119:165

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
--Isaiah 26:3      

Trying to keep His peace in my soul during this season when the world shouts at us to rush, rush.
Wishing to slow things down and listen to His whispers instead.
Peace to you dear friends and family
Peace
{The photo today is of our Christmas card from daughter, Amanda.}

16 comments:

Julie Harward said...

A sweet card from a loved daughter...and I love these thoughts about peace. I love the feeling of peace in my life too and Jesus Christ is the source of great peace for me. :D

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Amanda made a gorgeous card, that sweet little white bird on top is perfectly chosen as a symbol of fortune and peace.
Thank you for your Sinterklaas wishes, sweet Maria. We have had a happy time, the children were feeling better enough to enjoy everything a lot. They sat down on Sinterklaas knee, sang a Sinterklaas song, then he read a few (funny) facts on the child and after that the child gets a present (bought by mom and dad). Sinterklaas asked mom and dad to sit down on his knee too, now that was fun for all the little ones!!
Much love to you sweetest friend. I will be hunting for a Christmas tree today. xxxx

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...
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~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Sorry Maria, I should have had more patience ;) My computer was slow, I am more of a fast type, but we are friends again!! xxxxx

It's me said...

Peace is THE word for this december month........beautiful post Maria......love and peace from me darling...........xxxxxxx....

koralee said...

So beautiful my friend...

What a lovely card your sweet Amanda made!

It is a busy busy time but we must remember to slow down....and embrace the Lord with all our hearts...give thanks and find the PEACE!

Today will be a slower day for me my friend...Mondays are my day off and I will be able to enjoy a morning cup of tea with a few friends as we do a cookie exchange...my cookies are all waiting to be given away in pretty boxes.

Only 2 more weeks of school ...my students are very very excited! And so am I!

Hugs a love for a day filled with JOY. xoxoxoo

Bela said...

Dropping by to say the card is adorable and to wish YOU a happy happy week!!! Love! Bela

Indie.Tea said...

Great photograph. I hope you are enjoying a peaceful and joyful season.

Linda said...

His peace is a precious gift Maria. I long for it too. He offers it with such love.

Anneliese said...

It was nice to hear from you ... I'm sorry I've not taken the time to read a lot of blogs ... but whenever I do ... I'm amazed at the the abundance of beautiful blogs. Just had a nice little visit here. Love the remeinder of peace during a hectic time. My mom fell and injured her shoulder badly ... I was with her this past night and helping her today... I need to take the peace God desires even in this situation. Thanks be to Him.

Rosie said...

Oh Maria, Sweet Maria...
What a lovely card from your dear daughter.
Yes To have "Peace" is to know our Great Loving Father...we my dear are blessed to have a as much P*E*A*C*E as our hearts can hold.

How are you my dear friend? Is your dad still having a bit of respite with you? I am sure you are enjoying every single moment.

Blessings to you and your family as we celebrate this most perfect season...when hope first opened His tiny eyes and looked upon the world He knew He must save.

.....love and hugs...Rosie

LindyLouMac said...

A beautiful Christmas card in the true spirit of the season.

Lori's page said...

I fully understand your post, Maria, we are right in the middle of such pressurised month, I am also looking for peace and quiet, cannot wait until Christmas week. I promised myself to lock myself in a couple of days and just rest and retrieve that peace! Take care, hope your Dad is much better. Love, Lori xxx

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Dearest sweet Maria, I just put another cake in the oven, and honestly, I thought of YOU. The minute I had the pan in my hand to put it in the oven, I thought, would Maria already be owner of this cute pan?
Will the oven is hot and I opened my laptop, to find your sweet message!!
Much love for a happy Thursday, my friend xxxxx and some more xxxxx

Dianne said...

Guess we are on the same page--my post tomorrow has a photo of a Christmas card we received today.

Love all the verses about peace--Jesus is our Peace!

Hope you and your family are enjoying all the delights of the Christmas season.

Love,
Dianne

Marg said...

I loved looking at your Peace Post and sure enough...we both chose the same versus...and both shared the same message.