Friday, February 18, 2011

Creating Peaceful Places


Peace is hard to find in the hustle and bustle of this crazy life.  I find my days rushing here and there, no time to


stop.


breathe.


listen.


But do we look for it? 


Do I {create peaceful places}? 


Or am I


a creator of {crazy-unsettled-frazzled places}?


All around us people are looking for rest.  Rest in their homes.  Rest in their work.  Rest in their souls.


When people leave my presence, I need to ask myself, did I create an environment where they could find rest and encouragement? 


You see, we need to cultivate this countenance of peace. 


When your husband, children, friends and family leave your side, are they more anxious or more at rest? 


Really think for a moment.


Online, I always find rest over here and here.  Love them girlies! 

Thank you ANN

and EMILY

for creating a space online that brings peace and encouragement to the hearts of women like me!


Matthew 5:9: 


Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.


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11 comments :

  1. Wow, so beautiful and thought provoking, We all need to work on being peacegivers. I hope that people walk away from me feeling better and more postive. Thank you for the inspiration today to work on that, my goal today is to dreat a peaceful place!

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  2. Love this post, and Ann is beautiful, off to visit the other lovely lady now :-)

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  3. I am so with you girl! All too often I create a frazzled-rushed-stressed atmosphere I have been working on that, but it never fails if I click on a holy experience my mind is slowed, my spirit renewed and I can breath easy again. I thank God for leading me to her blog.

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  4. Ann and Emily are a couple of my favorites too.

    Thanks for stopping by! =)

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  5. And thank YOU, Traci, for always creating a peaceful place for us to visit. You are a jewel!
    Donna
    anotherbattlewon.blogspot.com

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  6. I am reading Ann's book and learning to slow down and be centered on what is really important. It is awesome.

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  7. Love Ann and Emily! I also feel much better after visiting them. My life is a more rushed and stressed than not. I need to look more to create that peaceful atmosphere.

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  8. Thanks for the reminder. So true to find a peaceful place but to also create a peaceful place for others.

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  9. Traci,
    You have a great blog! I'm following you, too!

    yup, Ann and Emily definitely stand out in the blog world...a couple of my favorites, too. :)

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  10. A great comment on life! I love Emily's blog too..I've yet to discover Annes..but shall put that on this weeks agenda..thank you. I'm following you too now..thanks for following me.

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  11. Hmm, it is something to think about alright. ☺

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