December 12, 2011

finding peace

I have the word peace scattered about my home as a reminder that no matter what is going on in my world, peace is possible.



Finding peace this last week has been a little more difficult for me.  I have needed to be deliberate and really seek it.  But it is there...



Tucked behind the troubles that are crowding the front of my mind, wanting to move forward and provide the comfort that my heart is so longing for.  That gentle assurance that no matter the outcome, all is well with my soul.


As I sit and watch the fireplace glowing, I am so thankful for my safe haven, my cozy little home, surrounded by the things that bring me joy and peace.  I pray you feel it where ever you are, too.

16 comments:

  1. Patty, Hope all is well with you:) Your post has a lovely message and makes one think.

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  2. Looks like a cozy place to land!!! Love the pillows and the gold accents~
    Bristol

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  3. Patty, I'm not sure what you're going through exactly, but I'm really glad you're having a better week. God will give you the peace you need (as you know) if you only rest in Him. I love having words like that scattered around my home, too! :) They have helped me out of dark places.
    One thing that is anything but that is your beautiful, cozy home!! I love it! I think I've told you before, but that chair just screams Coffee Break and a good book! :D
    Christmas Blessings
    Leslie

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  4. Patty,
    You have created a peaceful, contemplative nook. I feel more at ease just viewing it. I think, perhaps, that a home reflects the spirit of the person who lives within it.
    -Karen

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  5. Thinking of you today Patty!!
    XO Kris

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  6. thank you for posting this- I need it right now!! I like your cozy little haven. I wish I had one!! Wonderful pictures!!

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  7. Patty
    In the mist of such business at this time of year it is easy to lose our peace.
    I'm glad you've found rest in the
    'Prince of Peace"-Our Saviour.
    What a great idea to have a pillow as a reminder to seek his peace!
    Blessings-Kimberly

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  8. Looks like a very cozy spot to curl up for reading. I love that book stack with the special candle on top.
    Take care, grab a cup of tea and enjoy a few minutes there in your chair.

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  9. Wishing you a peace-filled week. I love the photo with your chair by the fireplace with your pretty stenciled lamp shade. Everything looks so inviting. Blessings to you.

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  10. Yes, peace is so important to me, too. I always find in during this beautiful Christmas season. I love your PEACE pillow, and peace be with you, my friend.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  11. The word peace is my mantra, Patty.

    Sending prayers to you.

    Barb

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  12. What a wonderful post. I just love your photos - they are beautiful.

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  13. Sometimes life can be such a struggle and often find myself asking how did life get so difficult. I hope your quest to seek peace in your world is comforting. Thank you for sharing, on a lighter note your home looks ready for Christmas. I will follow on my way out so I can pop back and chat. I hope you will find the time to come visit my place and do the same. Whilst I am here I will wish you a very Merry Christmas just in case I dont get the chance later. Take Care Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  14. I'm so glad that I found your the Lemon Lane Cottage! Your home is adorable -- so warm and cozy! I can hardly wait to go back through your older posts to enjoy all of the eye candy!

    Grins!
    Pamm

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  15. I'm so glad that I found your the Lemon Lane Cottage! Your home is adorable -- so warm and cozy! I can hardly wait to go back through your older posts to enjoy all of the eye candy!

    Grins!
    Pamm

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  16. I'm a little behind with reading my email but better late than never :)
    Patty, I pray that since you posted this, all is better in your world. Amid all the turmoil and problems we face, knowing that peace that passes all understanding can bring such a calm to our spirits. Praise God!!
    I am thankful for friends like you where encouragement can be found and faith can be shared.
    Have a blessed day ~

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