Tag Archive: peace


When I look back on my life and think about all the things I’ve strived for, I realize that everything I ever sought out was for the accomplishment of a single goal. Peace. I believe that everything we do is done for peace. Our peace of mind. Usually, when we think about peace, we’re thinking about an absence of conflict. What is life without conflict? I’d say life without conflict is a life without change. A life without change is stagnant and not really a life at all. Therefore, without conflict in our lives, we’re not growing, and our lives really are meaningless.

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Scripture

Proverbs 3:24 (NIV)

When you lie down, you will not be afraid;
when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.

Observation

I should be able to tell when I’m relying on God and when I’m leaning on my own understanding. I can be busy all through the day until the moment when I lie down to rest my body. My mind, still teeming over the events of the day, keeps plodding on bringing up yesterday, hopes for tomorrow, and disappointments from today. I could have, I should have. I didn’t.

Regret lays heavy,
a wet cloth over my face.
Scattered thoughts whisper
the promises of God.
I reach out, grasping hands
holding the wind.
They are real, tangible-
they hold me up.
On butterfly wings
I float…
He is near, my broken heart
knitted together, wise words
filling the cracks, comprehension
dawns. I know Him,
rising from sullen earth.
Beatific beauty,
breathing life.
Stumbling steps, certain footing.
Lids lifting,
blink,
blink,
blink.
Sweet sleep,
mine-
forevermore.

Mercy

reins havoc,
leashing the
dogs of
war.

la paz en nuestro tiempo,
el sueño de un anciano
nunca saber la paz
como joven hombre,

only
boyish
naiveté,
harmonic
illusions,

un
dia,

peut-être…

Unity

I tell you true
on this ball
of blue-
hurling through
space; no
time to waste.

Likely die,
not question-
ing why,
we
tolerate,
so much
hate.

It’s a cliché
from another
day, but
try on
a smile,
a loving
glance,
and let’s
give peace,
one more
chance.