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The Place of Peace

At the heart of the cyclone, tearing the sky
And flinging clouds and the towers by
Is the place of central calm;
So here in the roar of mortal things
I have a place where my spirit sings,
In the hollow of God's hand.

- Edwin Markham -

Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.



is Gentleness when your words may hurt.

is Patience when your neighbor is curt.

is Deafness when a scandal flows.

is Thoughtfulness for others' woes.

- Unknown -

1 Corinthians 13:4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind...


There's Wisdom

There's wisdom in taking the time to care.
There's wisdom in giving and wanting to share.
There's wisdom in grace and making amends.
There's wisdom in having and keeping good friends.

- Unknown -


The Coin

Into my heart's treasury
I slipped a coin
That time cannot take
Nor thief purloin--
Oh, better than the minting
Of a gold-crowned king
Is the safe-kept memory
Of a lovely thing.

- Sarah Teasdale -



No matter what
No matter where
It's always home
If love is there.


A Friend as Rare as You

I have no craving for great wealth
And find estates and such,
I year not for a chest of jewels
or the fabled Midas touch;
I'm quite content with what I own,
My needs are very few,
I'm rich indeed, because I have
A friend as rare as you!

- Unknown -

Proverbs 27:9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.


background and graphics by Mary Stephens
vintage graphic: unknown source
April 2022; CA