It’s all just a peace of cake

First, let me apologize for taking a HUGE break since my last post. We are now settled into a routine with the new house, business has been slow; however, my presence is always needed there. I’ve been busy as well with the non-profit Board I joined earlier this year, and to top that off, I’ve been a little more than distracted with all of the hoopla and whatever’s going on with our election candidates and processes.

I can honestly say that I have never seen so many vulgar, spiteful and mean spirited people (Christians included) who’ve taken to task to openly and relentlessly share their opinion about the impending election. There’s no words of encouragement, kindness and certainly, no peace. I can’t wait for November to be over, but somehow I believe this rhetoric will go on well past that. It’s rather disturbing, but I still recognize that God is in control and that His will, will be done.

So today I decided I needed a respite from everything…I gave myself the day off. I replanted my yard and cleaned the house in anticipation of my sister-in-law’s visit later this week (Doesn’t sound much like a day off does it?) In doing so, I discovered that it’s International Peace Day, a day that was set aside in hopes that countries, communities and people would recognize the importance peace in our world. Peace not only with each other, but peace within ourselves. I can only say that true peace comes through Jesus Christ, the creator of peace. What’s the slogan I’ve seen on bumper stickers? “No Jesus, no Peace. Know Jesus, know Peace.” To that I say a hearty Amen. Sadly, I fear we get caught up in life and the things around us and before we know it, peace has left the room.

If you’re like me and struggle to keep your peace and a bit of kindness in this crazy world, I leave you with this video that made me smile and put the cherry on top of my day.  It’s a 5 or 6 year old girl who’s talking to her mom after seeing her parents be not so nice to each other. Out of the mouths of babes…we learn.

Until next time, stay chic or as my Mom used to say, “Peace be unto you.”

Vicki

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

“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness”  ~ Robert Muller

“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 

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