“Peace – It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.   It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.”

That is a quote on a candleholder I pulled out today while putting a new candle on my desk.  It always rings true every time I read it.  The best response I have come up with to date is this – “I’m working on it.”  It occurred to me today that perhaps the kind of peace we are talking about here is not something you work on so much as you get out of its way and let it happen.  Keeping in the spirit of the season (jeez, twenty days away!), it is the kind of peace one gets by stopping the frantic holiday activity and listening, really listening, to “Silent Night” or “O Holy Night” or even “In the Bleak Midwinter.”

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  1. Chris – I love this so much. Remember my word last year was Gratitude. (I love the daily reminder on the mouse pad you gave me.) Am thinking about making Peace my word for 2020.

    Peace. What a beautiful word. And now, as we celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace, I’m grateful for the blessings of the past year and for the privilege to read how it occurs to you.

    Many blessings to you and Annette. Thought of you both when we were in Galveston at Thanksgiving.


    Sent from my iPhone



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