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I LOVE to design and to paint whimsical items that will put a smile on your face. Each day I share my simple life with you as I try to encourage, to inspire and sometimes JUST to make you smile as I recount my life growing up on a dairy farm! I've never had many material items in my life, BUT I have been blessed beyond words with love and encouragement from WONDERFUL Parents who instilled in me WHAT was important. I have had EVERYTHING that I needed and WAY too much of what I wanted. I am slowly learning to be a better person each day through my interactions with my friends on Facebook. Some day I hope to be as good as people seem to THINK I am! I am BLESSED! Welcome to my little corner of the world...Please stop by and visit often!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Peace...Sunday, December 22, 2013

I couldn’t go back to sleep because the words from the Chris Rice Song kept going through my mind.  I figure if something is THAT stuck in my head, it is there for a reason, so I thought I needed to share the words:

Peace on Earth, Peace on Earth
Did the Angels waste their words
Everywhere Raise this Prayer
Let there be Peace on Earth
Let there be Peace on Earth

Peace with God, Peace with God
Offered through one Holy Child
Even when this Life is Hard
There can be Peace with God
There can be Peace with God

Peace within, Peace within
Where true Peace on Earth begins
Every heart finding Him
Has Perfect Peace within
Find Perfect Peace within

SO BEAUTIFUL…meaningful…simple…

I shared on my Facebook Page the Candle that would be lit TODAY on the Advent Wreath is the Candle of Peace.

We don’t associate PEACE with the last few days before Christmas because we are so STRESSED over last minute preparations…BUT how appropriate that someone down through history decided that THIS DAY should be the day to reflect on PEACE…

DID the Angel’s waste their words?  I have thought about these words for four days since I last heard this song.  Is there PEACE on EARTH?  Gun violence, Lifestyle bashing, Drunk Driving, Natural catastrophes, Job woes, Healthcare Issues, President Bashing, Government Bashing, Civil Wars, on and on and on…HOW can we EVEN utter the word PEACE among all this!

We can all probably quote a dozen sayings about PEACE, but my favorite is that PEACE is NOT the absence of WAR, it is the PRESENCE of Justice.  SOMETIMES we must stand up for what is RIGHT…A MAJOR problem with this is that so many people THINK they are right.  Because of this, I personally take this one step further in my thinking…PERHAPS I am RIGHT, but under no circumstance do I have ENTITLEMENT to demand that OTHERS believe as I do.  I must treat others as I wish to be treated.  Since I live in a society with other people, I have to tolerate some things that I don’t like.  I have to LOVE people that I disagree with.  With LOVE comes a greater responsibility and with LOVE comes RESPECT.  Respect means that I can under no circumstance EVER belittle another person. LOVE does NOT mean I have to LIKE what others do or profess to be, BUT I have to be an EXAMPLE of Christ’s love to them AND it must be SINCERE.  GOD has the last word.  PERIOD. 

I know of ONLY one way to have PEACE…it is through Christ.  It is a PEACE that passeth ALL understanding and it is AVAILABLE to all who wish to have it.  It is VERY simple…Just ASK Christ into your heart…Blessings to YOU…~charlotte♥

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