from C S Lewis “The Problem of Pain”
Love can forbear, and Love can forgive…But Love can never be reconciled to an unlovely object.
…He can never therefore be reconciled to your sin, because sin itself is incapable of being altered;
but He may be reconciled to your person, because that may be restored.
Traherne. Centuries of Meditation,II, 30.
I weave a silence on my lips
I weave a silence into my mind
I weave a silence within my heart
I close my ears to distraction …
I close my eyes to attractions
I close my heart to temptations
Calm me, O Lord, as you stilled the storm
Still me, O Lord, and keep me from harm
Let all the tumult within me cease,
Enfold me, Lord, in your peace.❤
SYMPTOMS OF INNER PEACE
A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experience.
An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment
A loss of interest in judging other people
A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others
A loss of interest in conflict
author anonymous 12/31/15
“A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.” Albert Einstein (shared 12/31/14)
Grace and love are the essence of God. “God is love,” writes the apostle John(1John 4:8). When have you been touched by God’s love or grace, and how has his love affected you? ( Dr. Henry Cloud, Changes that Heal.)
Home is where I am loved. I quiet my spirit, I feel the love that streams through the universe.
Martha Vanceburg and Sylvia Silverman 8/7/2014
It is in changing that things find repose. Heraclitus 7/1/14
A baby’s sweet fragrance stirs memories deep inside me. I remember the perfection in new life and feel it in myself. Beth Wilson Saavedra 11/24/13
Learning how to live is my life’s work. Today I’ll concentrate on gratitude and acceptance. Beth Wilson Saavedra
There is a kind of ecology of the family. If one member suffers, or is unhappy, it affects the entire family. The whole of the family is not necessarily greater than its parts. We are interdependent and our ecology needs to be in balance. Jonathan and Wendy Lazear — feeling awesome. 11/15/13
To play an instrument requires patience and dedication. The harmony of my relationships takes the same kind of loving commitment. Beth Wilson Saavedra 11/14/13
I will try to take time to rediscover what it is to be a child. If I restore my sense of wonder, I may replenish my spirit and my child a great gift. Jonathan and Wendy Lazear 11/13/13