Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Authentic Peace

Today, I rest in a new place.

With one decision, I took trememdous pressure off myself this week and now I am resolved to rest in the PEACE of that move.

Dictionary says Peace is all of the following:

1: a state of tranquillity or quiet: as a: freedom from civil disturbance b: a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom

2: freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions

3: harmony in personal relations

I think definition two best describes where I sit today.

This new found Peace will allow me to resume my press forward in this tough life season I find myself passing through.

Notice - I did not say I was 'happy' or that things were 'good'. I think people sometimes mistake Peace for other things and that if they are "at Peace" it somehow means that life is without challenges or that happiness is tied to this state.

I assert today - that Peace in the midst of chaos is more powerful than anything. To be unencumbered by "disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions" when things are not peachy is amazing.

The source of my Peace is clear for me. It is my every growing faith in and relationship with my Maker.

I would love to hear of other sources for Authentic Peace. Drop me a note.


  1. I don't obsess over material things and I don't associate with superficial people. Practice minimalism. This eliminates a lot of stress and brings authentic peace for me. Don't try and keep up with the Jones. Create a peaceful world by surrounding yourself with quality things not quantity. Plant a seed for a beautiful flower in a pot, listen to peaceful music, read inspiring peaceful literature, watch peaceful movies, eat lots of peaceful foods by adding lots of vegetables and fruits. I wish I would have learned this years ago.

  2. My favorite quote...
    "I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, but rather the understanding which bringeth peace." ~ Helen Keller

    I'm happy for you, Denise. I'm on my own turbulent journey right now...pray for me.