Thought Conditioner #2

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. John 14:27, NIV

Without a deep inner state of quietness, one becomes prey to tension, worry, and ill health. A song, a sunset, moonlight, the sea washing on a sandy shore, these administer a healing balm. But they lack power to penetrate the inner recesses of the soul.

A profound depth therapy is required to attain healing quietness. An habitual repetition of this one text will, in time, permeate your personality with a complete sense of peace.

When tense or restless, sit quietly and allow these words to pass unhindered through your thoughts. Conceive of them as spreading a healing balm throughout your mind.

~ ~  Norman Vincent Peale

There is nothing like spending quality time with God, in silence and solitude, to give your soul a sense of overwhelming peace.

When I lived alone this was easy, daily hours with God. I’ve never experience such peace. But just add people to the mix and everything gets messy and oh so noisy. Now living with my talkative twin girls, a high energy grandson and a schedule that just never quits, I find it difficult to attain any peace at all. Once what was easy for me is now a challenge.

I’ve had some health issues that I believe is a direct result of the loss of that peace. I don’t just have one schedule but five, three of which are always open on my computer: my daily calendar, Kai’s school, overall word press, detailed WordPress, and a menu. Oh and let’s just add my nine tasks lists each with a list of future to do’s. You see, boredom will never be part of my life but neither will peace as long as those calendars rule my days. I have learned to view most activities on the lists as optional and with computers it’s easy to drag and drop any activity to the next day, next week or put far into the future by adding it to my tasks lists. I am a work in progress and I thank God that’s he’ll never give up or leave me to myself.

Reflect: Have you experienced such inner peace? Thank God for showing you the way. If you still struggle with attaining the peace of God seek your heart, what keeps you from achieving that peace? Ask the Holy Spirit to show you the way.

Share Your World – 2015 Week #8

Each Monday Cee Neuner of Cee’s Photography asks four questions as a way for us to get to know each other. I hope you enjoy sharing my world.

Your favorite blog post that you have written? (add link)

The redemptive and restorative power of God was culminated in this moment: A Hallmark Movie Christmas. “No matter how dead, no matter how impossible, no matter how hopeless, with Jesus nothing is too difficult, nothing is impossible and it’s NEVER too late.”

What do you feel is the most enjoyable way to spend $500? Why?

Road trip – need I say more?

If you could know the answer to any question, besides “What is the meaning of life?”, what would it be?

I want to know how everything was created from the moment of creation thru the creation of humans. I’d like to watch it like a movie.

Where do you eat breakfast?

Depends on the day. Weekdays I sit with Kai and eat while he does his online lessons. Weekends, actually any day I’m not homeschooling, I eat in my room either desk or bed.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I was able to get my work done for February so now I’m looking forward to a weekend off.

 

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Thought Conditioner #1

“What is impossible with man is possible with God.” Luke 18:27, NIV

This text shows how to do an “impossible” thing. Size up your problem, pray about it, do all you can about it. If it seems impossible, don’t give up, but affirm, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”

Keep relaxed. Don’t worry. Avoid getting panicky. Never think, “This can’t be done.” Declare, “It can be done, it is being done because God is doing it through me.” Affirm that the process is in operation. The final outcome may not be entirely what you now desire. But, handled in this manner, the solution will be what God wants it to be.

~ ~  Norman Vincent Peale

I can’t count how many times when my girls were little that our circumstances seemed impossible. Once of these circumstances life seemed quite dire. All we had to eat was hot cereal for all meals. We lived on grits, coco wheat, cream of wheat and oatmeal. I could buy these for .15 cents a box at the local scratch & dent. I went through nine cars in five years because it was cheaper to get another car than to fix whatever major problem was wrong. I can’t count how many times I broke down somewhere along the thirty minute country drive from home to the nearest town – with my girls, in the rain, heat, dark, and negative degree temps just to get to work. It’s been nearly twenty years now and when people say “I don’t know how you did it”. Well, neither do I. That’s when I took the passenger seat and let God do the driving. He made all things possible. We never went hungry, I was always able to get to work and my bills were always paid. How did I do it? It wasn’t me.

Reflect: When has God come through for you when all looked impossible? Journal your thoughts and give praise to Jesus. Post your journal entry in the comments if you feel comfortable.

Share Your World – 2015 Week #7

.Each Monday Cee Neuner of Cee’s Photography asks four questions as a way for us to get to know each other. I hope you enjoy sharing my world.

Is the paper money in your possession right now organized sequentially according to denomination and with the bills right side up and facing the same way?

What’s paper money :) But seriously, when I have it it’s just folded up in my wallet, if I have several bills they’re in order and facing the same way. I was an accountant after all – many lifetimes ago.

What is your favorite type of dog?  (can be anything from a specific breed, a stuffed animal or character in a movie)

Can we call a “toy” a breed? Ok, toy is a group but most of my favs are in this group: toy poodle, minpin (our princess is a minpin), yorkie, maltise. I also love collies and English sheepdogs.

If money was not an issue, would you go on a cruise?  If so where would you go?

Sure would. Where would I go? Well if money isn’t an issue I’d take a year off and travel from continent to continent. Remember – I don’t fly.

Would you dare to sleep in haunted house overnight?

NO WAY. There’d have to be a lot of money exchanged, we’re talking at least 7 figures.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I’m thankful that I’m feeling better and I’m looking forward to a little rest this weekend, but we’ll see.

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Share Your World – 2015 Week #6

Each Monday Cee Neuner of Cee’s Photography asks four questions as a way for us to get to know each other. I hope you enjoy sharing my world.

What was the last time you went to a new place?

I went to Celebration, Florida at Christmas time for their annual celebration “Now Snowing” to see snop.

If you were or are a writer do you prefer writing short stories, poems or novels, other?  And what type of genre would you prefer?

I prefer inspirational writing as well as academic. I have written a few geography books but I prefer shorter works such as a chapter or collection of works. I like blogging, it’s a good length for me.

Out of your five senses (touch, taste, sight, smell, hearing) which is your favorite?

sight, how else could I take and enjoy photography. But without sound I couldn’t hear Kai’s sweet voice or laughter.

If 100 people your age were chosen at random, how many do you think you’d find leading a more satisfying life than yours?

I have no idea, I can’t really compare myself to others. I like where I’m at but I would like a few changes. So lets say 10-15 people.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I’m blogging again and back in “Share your world”

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Pursue Peace

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Share Your World – 2014 Week 51

Each Monday Cee Neuner of Cee’s Photography asks four questions as a way for us to get to know each other. I hope you enjoy sharing my world.

Would you prefer snowy winters, or not, and why? 

I moved over a thousand miles to get away from the snow. I can’t bear the cold, nor the careless drivers, ice storms, power outages or frozen pipes. However, freshly fallen snow is one of the most beautiful phenomenon and I do love photographing it. I want to see it two more times. First, in a few years we’re taking Kai to see snow, then maybe in ten years I’d like to spend a week at Yellowstone. The pictures I’ve seen of Yellowstone in the winter are stunning.

So, you’re on your way out and it’s raining. Do you know where your umbrella is or do you frantically search for it all over your apartment/house?

don’t own an umbrella, it’s just one more thing for me to lose. I just make a mad dash.

Do you prefer your food separated or mixed together?

Separate but if they touch it wont upset me.

What is set as the background on your computer?

randomly changing photos I’ve taken of my favorite place, except for holidays I have randomly changing holiday photos, some I’ve taken some from others.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

We are so blessed, we had a wonderful Christmas that we shared with dear friends. Some I wont see again until next Christmas – if we’re lucky. I’m looking forward to taking a month off from blogging. I’ll be prepping, planning, writing and mostly resting. I’ve not felt well in a few months so I’m doing a lot of resting.

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Quotes for a Peaceful Attitude

CS Lewis God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
Francois Fenelon Peace does not dwell in outward things, but within the soul; we may preserve it in the midst of the bitterest pain, if our will remains firm and submissive. Peace in this life springs from acquiescence to, not in an exemption from, suffering.
Robert J Sawyer “Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.”
Joel Osteen “God wants you to have a good life, a life filled with love, joy, peace, and fulfillment. That doesn’t mean it will always be easy, but it does mean that it will always be good.”
Joyce Meyer Many people feel so pressured by the expectations of others that it causes them to be frustrated, miserable and confused about what they should do. But there is a way to live a simple, joy-filled, peaceful life, and the key is learning how to be led by the Holy Spirit, not the traditions or expectations of man.
Norman Vincent Peale Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet. Make all your friends feel there is something special in them. Look at the sunny side of everything. Think only the best, be as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
Francois Fenelon Resign every forbidden joy; restrain every wish that is not referred to God’s will; banish all eager desires, all anxiety; desire only the will of God; seek him alone and supremely, and you will find peace.
Thomas Watson God sweetens outward pain with inward peace
Joel Osteen “It’s vital that you accept yourself and learn to be happy with who God made you to be. If you want to truly enjoy your life, you must be at peace with yourself.”
Joyce Meyer “ We don’t have to work at trying to get rid of every stressful situation. We need to learn how to embrace peace. ”
Norman Vincent Peale “I truly believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs, and living the Christmas spirit, we can bring joy and happiness and peace to this world.”

There is a Peace

There is a peace, through kingdoms fall and crumble,
A peace amid this hurricane of war,
A quiet peace that “passeth understanding”
While chaos rages at our very door.

There is a peace, not brought by worldly honor,
Nor at the price of many millions slain.
But by the blood of One, God’s Son, who suffered,
And even now, he did not die in vain!

There is a peace deep down within the Christian,
A rock on which to lean in time of storm,
A lasting peace that will outlive the ages,
In spite of those who ridicule and scorn.

There is a peace! Let’s cling to it and hold it
In life or death, in days of peace of war,
That quiet peace which “passeth understanding,”
Through chaos rages at our very door.

Alice Hansche Mortenson

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Share Your World – 2014 Week 50

Each Monday Cee Neuner of Cee’s Photography asks four questions as a way for us to get to know each other. I hope you enjoy sharing my world.

Do you have a signature dish? If not is their one in your family?

I have many and in various parts of the menu. I think my fudge may be number one though. Years ago I was quite the chocolatier and made money from my candy making skills, especially my various flavors of fudge. I hadn’t made any in years until this year. I realized I missed it.

A few flavors include cherry vanilla, white chocolate walnut, chocolate & chocolate walnut, peanut butter, caramel vanilla swirl, peppermint, chocolate/peppermint duo, butterscotch/vanilla duo and cinnamon.

Do you have a favorite board game?

not sure if Mexican Train is considered a board game but its my favorite. But I do love Parcheesi. We just got a new SeaWorld Monopoly game for Christmas. I’m anxious to play.

Is there a household chore that you enjoy?

Cooking at times, I’d like it better if I had a grown up sized kitchen.

 What is one thing you will never care about?

being obsessed with my bank account. as long as I have enough to live on and a few extras (especially travel) I’m good. Living to make money for its own sake seems more like a form of slavery.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I’m grateful we were able to enjoy Christmas with friends from out of town we haven’t seen in years. And next week I look forward to rest and my yearly organizing activities. Yes, I love organizing – people, events, files, computer, closets, just life in general.

 

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Peace to you & Merry Christmas

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Christmas magic

seaworld_cmas_2013 298Often you hear people talking about Christmas it’s the magic of miracles. It’s a reminder of a time long ago when all was right in the world. The Christmas season is often portrayed as a magical time where anything can happen.  So if Christmas’ magic could change lives what would change? What miracle would we want? What are the deepest desires of our hearts?

 

A few of the most common themes of Christmas magic include:

  • Finding a soul mate
  • Healing rift between friends
  • To have an estranged spouse come home
  • Physical and mental healing
  • Financial peace
  • Peace of mind
  • Business success
  • A child in the military to come home for Christmas
  • For our dreams to come true

This list could go on and on as every person would have a different answer. But what is the thread that connects these themes?

cmas 2013 050Everyone has an idea of what life should be like and they believe that this is the one time of the year when prayers are answered, lives are restored, families reconciled and fairy tales comes true. There’s sadness in this season because the magic doesn’t hold up, the season passes and we’re left feeling more broken than before. I know this was true for me for many years. I have watched the Hallmark movies, gazed into the twinkle lights and found my nostalgic past in the beautiful reds and greens. I admit I was one of those who sought Christmases magic in this season. My wish was to find my estranged father of 45 years (read about my Hallmark Christmas).

But how many heartbroken souls are still out there, still waiting. Still watching the movies and hoping that happy ending will be theirs. That they too can have the miracle they’ve been secretly hoping for this Christmas season.

christmas 2013 044There is a magic in the idea of Christmas but it’s not found in the greenery, twinkle lights or holiday movies.  There is a white knight out there that is willing and ready to rescue you and make all your dreams come true. Many celebrate Christmas as the birth of Jesus. But the season isn’t about a little baby but a grown man who fell to earth so that we may be restored. He came to fill our hearts with the magic of a little child.

The real miracle of the season is the miracle that happens in our hearts, the miracle that only Jesus can do. Christmas is about second chances, Jesus died to give us a second chance. It’s about reconciliation to our true father. It’s about letting go wrongs and love each other as Christ did for us.

This Christmas remember the miracle maker and ask him to make a miracle in your heart and mind by restoring and renewing all of you.

If you could have a Hallmark Christmas what would it be?

 

Next week: Quotes on a peaceful attitude.

Peace in All Things

Faith endures as seeing Him who is invisible (Heb. 11:27); endures the disappointments, the hardships, and the heart-aches of life, by recognizing that all comes from the hand of Him who is too wise to err and too loving to be unkind. But so long as we are occupied with any other object than God Himself, there will be neither rest for the heart nor peace for the mind. But when we receive all that enters our lives as from His hand, then, no matter what may be our circumstances or surroundings—whether in a hovel or prison-dungeon, or at a martyr’s stake—we shall be enabled to say, ” The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places” (Ps. 16:6). But that is the language of faith, not of sight nor of sense.

—Arthur W. Pink

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Share Your World – 2014 Week 49

Each Monday Cee Neuner of Cee’s Photography asks four questions as a way for us to get to know each other. I hope you enjoy sharing my world.

What is your preferred hot drink: coffee, tea, water, hot chocolate, or other?

Iced coffee and water. Actually any coffee but iced is my favorites

What was your favorite toy as a child  . . .  and now?

Barbie’s, building block and Tonka trucks. Needed those Barbie’s to drive those trucks and build houses. I love electronic easily get lost in Fry’s. I love my computer and camera the best.

Candy factories of the entire world have become one and will now be making only one kind of candy. Which kind, if you were calling the shots?

Gummies – all shapes, sizes and flavors

Would you want $100,000 right now or $120,000 in a year (tax Free)?

120,000 in a year tax free. There’s nothing I need that can’t wait

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I’m grateful for my family and look forward to going to SeaWorld’s Christmas celebration tonight,

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Cast Your Cares

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How to Have a Peaceful Attitude

We create situations that lead us into being nervous, high-strung and upset but we can also create situations that lead to a peaceful attitude. Peace results from a continuous flow from God through us and then back to God. This is the process for our renewal both mentally and physically. It’s impossible to have peace with an accelerated life because the faster we go the less flow there is from God. He’s not going to try to keep up with your pace.  Most people today wouldn’t be comfortable moving at God’s slower pace.

Here are some ideas to help you create a more peaceful attitude:

  • Fill your mind with a peaceful experience from your past then make a planned and deliberate excursion there in your mind. (I listen to music I heard on my journey, especially songs that remind me of when I was in the wilderness – deserts and mountains)
  • Reduce your life’s tempo or pace. Norman Vincent Peale says that “many people are destroying their physical bodies by this pace, but what is even more tragic, they are tearing their minds and souls to shreds as well.” He wrote this in 1952 and today it’s only gotten worse. (this is a big challenge for me)
  • Delegate authority, say no nicely and set up boundaries (another biggie for me, my family doesn’t understand the concept of a shut door)
  • Develop the disciplines of silence and solitude
  • Learn to live in the now because God only gives us enough grace for today
  • Make the decision everyday to rejoice and be glad in that day
  • Don’t strive to live without stress but aim to live in peace
  • Be selective with how you spend your time and resist the temptation to procrastinate
  • Modify your life, find ways to save time, avoid trouble and eliminate distractions
  • Listen for the promptings of the Holy Spirit, He will guide you into peace
  • Take on unseen partner in all your life’s endeavors – God

When you need peace concerning a decision you need to make try these steps:

  1. Think of your decision the first way…how do you feel. Is there peace, a knot in your stomach or nothing at all?
  2. Think of your decision in the alternative way… how do you feel. Is there peace, a knot in your stomach or nothing at all?
  3. The way you should turn is the way you find peace. If there’s no peace don’t do it, if you’re anxious run the other way, if you feel nothing at all pray asking the Holy Spirit for guidance.
  4. If you still can’t decide ask God to decide for you. Ask Jesus to create the conditions that either aid in your decision-making or to allow the decision to be made for you.

Many years ago I wanted to move. I found a bigger, warmer house. I loved the house and the price was much cheaper. It seemed to be an easy decision but I had no peace. I didn’t know why but I didn’t feel God in it. I just couldn’t make the decision, I had already made a verbal commitment and as a Christian I felt strongly about keeping my word. I prayed and asked Jesus to cause me to not get the house or I would believe my lack of peace was because of another reason. The next day the owner called and the deal fell through. I was relieved. I wouldn’t use this as your main way of decision-making but the Spirit is there to help in all of your ways and walk.

Attitude Challenge
Practice the discipline of silence. Spend at least 15 minutes of absolute quiet everyday. Don’t talk, write, read, think or anything that engages your mind. Put your mind into neutral and let it coast.

Book on finding peace
The Book of Mayuri: Why We Can’t Have Peace and How We Can Have Peace by Osundara Mayuri
The Way of Serenity by Jonathan Morris
Finding Peace: God’s Promise of Life Free From Regret, Anxiety, and Fear by Charles F Stanley

Bible Verses on Peace

Philippians 4:6 (ESV) Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
2 Thessalonians 3:16 (ESV) Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.
John 16:33 (ESV) I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
Isaiah 26:3 (ESV) You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
1 Peter 5:7 (ESV) Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
Romans 12:18 (ESV) If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.
Matthew 5:9 (ESV) “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Hebrews 12:14 (ESV) Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.
Romans 15:13 (ESV) May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
1 Corinthians 14:33 (ESV) For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints
Psalm 4:8 (ESV) In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
Proverbs 16:7 (ESV) When a man’s ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
Galatians 5:22 (ESV) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness
Romans 14:19 (ESV) So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.
Colossians 3:15 (ESV) And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
Isaiah 32:17 (ESV) And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.
James 3:18 (ESV) And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
Philippians 4:7 (ESV) And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Romans 5:2 (ESV) Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Job 22:21 (ESV) Agree with God, and be at peace; thereby good will come to you.
Isaiah 9:6 (ESV) and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

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Peace

The sun went down – a blaze of light
As twilight ushered in the night.
The moon arose – a silvery glow
I’m glad the Savour made it so.

The stars came out across the sky
To speak of other worlds on high,
And in my heart I found sweet peace,
From toil the night would bring release.

Vera Beall Parker

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Share Your World – 2014 Week 48

Each Monday Cee Neuner of Cee’s Photography asks four questions as a way for us to get to know each other. I hope you enjoy sharing my world.

What is your favorite toppings on pizza?

Chicken, bacon & tomatoes

I want to learn more about …

EVERYTHING!!! I do love learning so much.

What are three places you’ve enjoyed visiting?

Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Glacier National Park. Oh, let’s lump in all under one – our protected places – either national, state, local or individually protected.

Home – Cape Cod

Florida – I loved it so much I make it my home

Do you prefer eating the frosting of the cake or the cupcake first?

What’s a cupcake? A bowl of frosting & a spoon is all I need. Ok, I could skip the spoon.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I got to get out of the house, take some pics, watch Kai play in the snop. Don’t know what snop is? Click here. This week I look forward to Christmas cooking.

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Inward Peace

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A Peaceful Attitude

The Bible tells us in first Peter 3:11 to seek peace. We are to pursue peace within ourselves, with others and with God.

We lose peace when we…

  • react to our emotions wrongly
  • don’t use wisdom
  • act out of random thoughts
  • struggle with our own efforts
  • don’t use God’s wisdom

Not enough silence and solitude will rob you of peace. We all need time alone to relax, reflect and unwind. We need to take time alone to heal. Our culture continually talks to us, the drawback of living contemporary society. Without quiet it’s hard to hear God’s voice.

“Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves”
Thomas Carlyle

We can’t follow another’s voice. Jesus said my sheep know my voice and they follow me. We can’t follow the voice of friends, family or the world. Any voice other than God can be used as a voice of deception by the enemy.

People who lack inner peace are often victims of self punishment. They have either committed a sin or been sinned against. What remains is a sense of guilt, shame, self unforgiveness and resentment. This affect the mind as well as the body.

“Many people suffer poor health not because of what they eat but from what is eating them”
Norman Vincent Peale

If there is no peace when we’re doing something or there’s no peace in a decision you need to make have the courage to stop. Colossians 3:15 tells us to let peace be the umpire in our hearts. Once you’ve lost your peace  be determined to learn how you lost it and look for ways to get it back.

We lose our own peace by squandering power and energy through fuming and fretting. We must discipline ourselves to quietness. Be calm and let it go.

“Emotional ills turn in upon yourself, sapping your energy, reducing your efficiency, causing deterioration in your health. And of course they siphon off your happiness.”
Norman Vincent Peale

The more we allow God to rule in our lives the more peace we will have. We can never enjoy the kingdom without peace. An attitude of peace says I trust God. God sent his Son, the Prince of Peace, so that we could know his exceeding peace.

A Prayer for Peace

Thank you Jesus for coming down to us, our Prince of Peace, so that we can know the peace that surpasses understanding. Help me to live at peace with myself, with others and with you.

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More Posts on a trusting attitude:
How to Have a Peaceful Attitude
Quotes for a Peaceful Attitude

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Links to other Attitudes in this series
Introduction to Attitudes

Attitudes of the mind:
A Positive Attitude (negativity)
A Confident Attitude (insecurity)
A Contented Attitude (anxious)
A Patient Attitude (impatient)

Attitudes of the heart:
A Joyful Attitude (discouraged)
A Kind and Caring Attitude (unforgiving, self-centered)
A Courageous Attitude (fearful)
A Determined Attitude (quitting, distracted)

Attitudes of the spirit:
A Hopeful Attitude (hopelessness)
A Humble Attitude (proud)
A Trusting Attitude (doubt, double minded)
A Peaceful Attitude (frustrated, anxious)

A Diet of Peace

No wise man can expect that…God should diet us with a continual feast. It would neither suit with our health, nor the condition of this pilgrimage. Live, therefore, on your peace of conscience as your ordinary diet; when this is wanting, know that God appointeth you a fast for your health; and when you have a feast of high joys, feed on it and be thankful! But when they are taken from you, gape not after them as the disciples did after Christ at His ascension; but return thankfully to your ordinary diet of peace.

—Richard Baxter

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Still Waters

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The Power of God

Tolliver Falls, Swallow Falls State Park, MarylandHe gives me faith within myself
When it seems all in vain.
He gives me hope to battle on
And help my goals attain.
He gives me faith and inner strength
When I feel great despair,
And since I place my trust in Him
My life’s no longer bare.

 

By  Harold F Mohn

Share Your World – 2014 Week 47

Each Monday Cee Neuner of Cee’s Photography asks four questions as a way for us to get to know each other. I hope you enjoy sharing my world.

Since this is Thanksgiving in the USA this week, I thought I would celebrate all week.  There is only one question this week and here it is. List at least 50 Things You Enjoy.  Here are some categories to inspire your thinking.:

  1. Kai
  2. Amber & Ashley
  3. my home
  4. my Bible
  5. my church
  6. one working car
  7. an abundance of food
  8. my work at home business
  9. I’m blessed that I can teach Kai
  10. most of my Thanksgiving food is cooked or ready
  11. living in Florida where it’s warm most of the time (not so much today, but at least much warmer than the rest of the US
  12. Princess (our min-pin)
  13. health a little better
  14. pizza
  15. sunsets
  16. mountains
  17. deserts
  18. oceans
  19. drinkable water
  20. Katie & Stan
  21. waterfalls
  22. my clients
  23. my girls employers
  24. my family in Georgia
  25. my mind
  26. books
  27. movies
  28. I’m thankful Steven Spielberg is making another Jurassic Park movie
  29. movies
  30. Kim
  31. Margie
  32. Marie
  33. Laura
  34. Lorna
  35. Mary
  36. Melanie
  37. Heather
  38. low carb food that tastes good
  39. sugar free pumpkin pie
  40. sugar free pecan pie (it’s my first, hope it tastes good)
  41. my clothes
  42. my furniture
  43. WordPress & blogging
  44. photography
  45. writing
  46. school & studying
  47. Mexican food
  48. Christmas lights
  49. my bed
  50. ALL MY FOLLOWERS – I’m grateful you drop by. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and for those in other parts of the world, have a blessed day.
  51. I’m thankful for having so much to be thankful for. This list could go on and on.

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