Peace Thru Prayer, Music, & Service
I LOVE the Jehovah Shalom Acapella sextet. They are phenomenal. Their musicianship, range, uplifting song selections, tone, and delightful facial expressions give me a smile and a sense of peace that lasts all day! I pray for all of them… and their ability to continue to bless us with their music. Do you know them?
I have a smile, a kind word, and a poem of encouragement to share with you. I shared it with the Madison Valley Woman’s Club today. I hope it inspired many to also “Find Peace.”
May this poem, this music, and my prayers for you bring you a sense of inner peace that allows to you to let His light shine brightly through you!
I Can Find PeaceJan Beekman – poet
I can find peace
It’s here in my heart
Living in trust
Is a good place to start
I can find peace
In stillness and prayer
Don’t need to go far
Peacefulness is there
Find peace in the world
Find oneness with all
Find joy and contentment
No need for a wall
Peace in relationships
Peace from above
Just radiate inner peace
And reach out in love
Among the poems that my mom collected and saved each week in 1938-1940 from Newman, California’s “West Side Index” was this lovely poem to reinforce the way we each can find peace and pass it on:
Somebody did a kindly deed,
It helped you all the day.
Do it again, for somebody else,
Who, needy, passes your way.
Somebody said a kindly word;
Say it again, for you
May brighten somebody else’s load
By the word that brightened you.
Somebody smiled a cheerful smile;
It made the day seem bright.
It was only a little thing you say,
But those little things have might.
Those little things – are they little things?
Just think how the whole long day
An unkind word or slighting tone
Has hidden the sun away.
Margaret Kinsella – poet
At our Madison Valley Woman’s Club meeting today, the ladies shared plants of basil and rosemary, gifts of one sort and other, with one another. New officers were installed. A budget for the coming year was adopted. The organization owns and operates the Nearly New here in Ennis. It is a non-profit, volunteer organization that earns “big bucks” by selling “Twice in the Closet” clothing, books, kitchen ware, jewelry, etc. Hats off to all those who donate their goods and services to the Nearly New! The second-hand shop is run totally by volunteer labor. The majority of their profits are given back to the community in the form of scholarships to graduating high school seniors, monthly monetary support to the local library, and countless other worthy community organizations (such as the nursing home, the community pre-school, senior and youth services, etc.). They budgeted $163,000 to be given away in the coming fiscal year.
There is an enormous sense of peace & community pride that comes with the collaborative efforts of the club’s more than 150 members working together all year to make these kinds of profits possible. Our town of Ennis, MT has a population of just a little over 1,000 residents. So, you can just imagine what a gift this club is not just to Ennis, but to the entire Madison County and to the state. Hats off to all those dedicated volunteers!May the peace of Christ be with you and your loved ones
Luke 6:38Give the best you got!
“Give, and it will be given to you.
will be put into your lap.
For with the measure you use
it will be measured back to you.”
as you give generously of your time, talents, and resources.
Remember, your cup is not
half full or half empty,
It is overflowing…
and it is refillable!
God bless you this day and every day!
JanBeekSee ya tomorrow!
Have a great weekend.