Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS



I have heard it said that a picture is worth a thousand words. So this week I thought I would do something different and post some of my favorite images that evoke a feeling of peace in me.  As you gaze at them, may they do the same for you 
This is Washington Allston's Landscape with a Lake
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Peter Severin Krøyer's Summer Evening on the Southern Beach
A Day of Peace - Paintings by John Lautermilch

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

May we each find the courage to tear down the walls of oppression and resistance

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Friday, November 25, 2016

.THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Achieving peace within ourselves and with others is a process; one must keep working at achieving it.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

At a time when our country is divided, may we use this day to begin to come together as one human family.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Do you remember that the Divine lives at the center of who you are, when you connect with this you will find peace

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

May we focus on focus on coming to peace with our humanness and our Divineness

Saturday, November 19, 2016

.THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Making peace with the enemy within you allows you to make peace with those outside you.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

SEVEN PRACTICES FOR PEACE



In a time where there seems to be a real need to practice peace more then ever, I thought I would share Deepak Chopra's Seven Practices for Peace   May we begin it now and continue practicing these until we have universal peace on earth
The program for peacemakers asks you to follow a specific practice every day, each one centered on the theme of peace.
Sunday: Being for Peace
Monday: Thinking for Peace
Tuesday: Feeling for Peace
Wednesday: Speaking for Peace
Thursday: Acting for Peace
Friday: Creating for Peace
Saturday: Sharing for Peace
"Our hope is that you will create peace on every level of your life. Each practice takes only a few minutes. You can be as private or outspoken as you wish. But those around you will know that you are for peace, not just thorough good intentions but by the way you conduct your life on a daily basis.
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

May we each be intentional about creating a world where the children are experiencing peace, not fear.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Fill yourself with peace and let it run over



THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with us

SONG OF THE WEEK

I know this song is old school, but sometimes the lyrics of the past are appropriate for the present -- so as John Lennon advised Give Peace A Chance https://youtu.be/RkZC7sqImaM

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Just because you may not see it, does not mean you should not work for it.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

IF I WERE PRESIDENT



I have been sitting here today, praying about what I can write about peace. The anger so many are expressing privately and publicly about the candidates they are supporting is a cue that as a country we are out of balance and are not in peace. This morning, one of the first things I was asked was who I had voted for and rather then say, because it really is no one’s business, I said I was voting for a Pampered Chef Facebook party. At least there we are having fun, laughing, talking about our favorite products, and supporting the host. In this election, there is little fun, joy, or positive energy. There is hurt, anger, sadness, and frustration. 
So how do we move from this space of hurt and anger to a space of peace. How do we build bridges where walls of hate and anger have been constructed. As I sat here and thought about this I was reminded of a sermon I once read by Florence Spearing Randolph, a black woman who preached a sermon about what she would do if she were white. Years ago, I preached a sermon inspired by hers where I talked about what I would do if I were male, female, black, white, biracial, rich, poor, middle class, able bodied, disabled, lesbian, bisexual, straight, cisgendered and transgendered. So today, in hopefully my first and last piece the is political in nature, I want to share what I would do if I were elected President to restore peace in our country and what I would do if I did not.
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Peace Quote

What is your favorite quote about peace?


.THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

What are you willing to do to stop the violence?

Friday, November 4, 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Maintaining inner peace is essential to your physical health and well being.