Quiet Times · Scripture

Calm within the Crazy

In the midst of our crazy, busy lives, when life seems to throw all matter of challenging circumstances at us, we live a life of peace. We can have calm within the crazy. Peace within the storm. It doesn't mean that we take our tins of baked beans and hunker down at home in avoidance… Continue reading Calm within the Crazy

Life Lessons

A Cup of Peace

It had been one of "those" parenting days. Being asked to meet with the teacher, finding nits in your son's hair (eek!) and the added concern of transitioning a child to a new kindergarten. That and a few other curve balls were making me feel quite overwhelmed and stressed. As I reached into the cupboard… Continue reading A Cup of Peace

Life Lessons

A Juxtaposition

juxtaposition : - the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect It was one of those gorgeous clear and crisp winter mornings. Outside I could feel the warmth of the sun on my back, yet that contrasted with the sharp iciness of the air as I breathed in. Cold and warmth… Continue reading A Juxtaposition

Life Lessons

The Search for Serenity

serenity : - the state or quality of being serene; the absence of mental stress or anxiety I've been captivated by the word "serenity" for many years now. Ever since reading the novel, "I take thee Serenity." While the book focuses on a couple - Peter and Serenity, trying to make wise choices in a busy,… Continue reading The Search for Serenity

Advent

Let there be peace… – {Advent}

Today was a total waste of makeup! Actually to be honest, I didn't even get that far! Waking with a crippling migraine that meant most of my conversations today were with a toilet bowl (too much information?), I kept to my bed. The offer of a coffee was even refused - yes I was that… Continue reading Let there be peace… – {Advent}