April 28, 2008
Peace, well sort of.
Peace. What does it look like to you? I had an afternoon of rest yesterday, but it wasn't so peaceful. Have you ever had a time like that? Sometimes, even when it is quiet, peace is a long way away. Even though I had a time of rest, the door chime kept ringing, the phone rang, the kids came in and out, the t.v. noise was in the background. Sure, I am thankful for my time of rest, but sometimes my soul yearns for real peace.
Peace ebbs and flows with the daily changes of life. An afternoon with my children can bring such sweet peace on some days. Other days, it's just plain tiresome. I am so thankful the Prince of Peace never changes. He offers me peace, true soul-deep peace.
I recently read a funny but oh-so-true saying: If you need to find your children, just sit down to relax and they will find you. Actually, as I am typing this, I think I could modify that statement by saying if you can't find your children, just start typing on the computer and they will find you with all kinds of needs. Excuse me... I'll be back.
Okay, what was I saying? Oh yes, PEACE. Hmm.. I don't think I am in the frame of mind to post about that today. We will revisit that topic at another time when I don't have a four year old hanging on my back asking for the 100th time when daddy will be home from work. How do I tell him it is still 6 hours away? I need some peace!
To finish off this day, I must comment on my picture above. The flowers are from my snowball bush, which is loaded with glorious blooms right now. It is so full that last night's rain made the weight of the blooms so heavy they were touching the ground this morning. The glass objects to the right are my 'find' of the weekend. I discovered this ADORABLE little outdoor antique place. These are from old telephone poles. Does anyone know what they are called? Anyways, I loved them and they were so inexpensive. Doncha just love little treasures like that?!