Peace on Earth

This song, Let There Be Peace On Earth, has been rolling around in my head all month. I’m thinking I might send it out as a Christmas card, along with the Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi. These are troubling times. 

Let there be peace on Earth, and let it begin with me;
let there be peace on Earth, the peace that was meant to be.
With God our creator, children all are we.
Let us walk with each other in perfect harmony.
Let peace begin with me; let this be the moment now.
With every step I take, let this be my solemn vow:
to take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.
-Sy Miller and Jill Jackson

 

Sowing Seeds of Kindness

“Sowing in the morning, sowing seeds of kindness,
Sowing in the noontide and the dewy eve . . . ”
Knowles Shaw

The words of the hymn that I heard so often in childhood are replaying in my mind like a broken record this morning. What a lovely thought to start the day — sowing seeds of kindness.

In Gratitude

In gratitude . . .
for those who don’t judge what they haven’t experienced;
for those who understand and respect that everyone’s story is different;
for those who respect confidentiality;
for those who know how to listen without trying to fix it or give advice;
for those who can simply be there with a compassionate heart;
for those whose very presence brings comfort.
Thank you!

-Caregivers in Faith
caregiversinfaith.com

Ego or God?

Ego gets in the way of God.

I could be stubborn about being “right,” or I could hand it to God.

I could walk away in anger when I’ve been “done wrong,” or I could turn the other cheek and walk in love.

I could let ego lead me astray, or I could think about what Jesus would do and follow His example.

I could choose ego, or I could choose God.