Sunday, March 22, 2009

Peacemakers...Blessed Are They


The peace-makers are happy. They love, and desire, and delight in peace; and study (think before they speak) to be quiet. They keep the peace that it be not broken, and recover it when it is broken.....
~Matthew Henry's Commentary

21 comments:

Star said...

Blessed indeed. What a lovely sampler and music to go with it. I always enjoy a peek at your Blog. Lovely!
Blessings, Star

Angie Ledbetter said...

Peacemaking is a hard job, but rewarding when successful. :)

Sassy Granny ... said...

That's what I enjoy most about "home"; it's such a peaceful retreat.

I'm thinking there's an Easter tree growing at your house ...

Becca said...

I definitely like that about being home. Definitely a peaceful place.

Joanne said...

Beautiful. Wishing you a peaceful week, Barbara.

Lea and her Mustangs said...

Sometime it is work = had to experience that this past time in Albany and ended up just backing away. And being in a room alone. It was OK though. Glad to be home.

Janna Qualman said...

The thinking before speaking is crucial to me right now: I'm working on taking my time before speaking, though more to calm my nerves and bolster confidence when I get intimidated. Still, I've been asking God for help, and this passage helps. Thanks!

Wade, Janalyn & Wookie said...

Being a peacemaker is not always easy! My sister-in-law and I had a disagreement and now she refuses to speak to me even though I was trying to right my wrong. I just don't know how far a person should go to make peace if the others aren't willing to do anything at all. I don't like letting things drag on and know that in the end peace and happiness is worth sucking it up and barring my pride.

Barbara said...

Star- I'm so happy you stop by. Blessings to you too.

Barbara said...

Angie- Yes, you're right. I wish it was easy.

Barbara said...

Kathleen- Yes, that Easter tree is almost ready.

Barbara said...

Becca- I think "home" is, dwelling in His spirit. That's where is Peacemakers are found.

Barbara said...

Joanne- The same to you. Peace.

Barbara said...

Lea- That's what Peacemakers have to do many times. It's difficult, but worth it. Glad you home, too.

Barbara said...

Janna- This is such an important passage for most people. Holding our tongue and also forgiving is something humans have to practice over and over to get it right. I think it's impossible without God's help, too.

Barbara said...

Janalyn- You know that your heart is in the right place. I think someday she will know it too if you continue to reach out to her. It's a shame when families are not on good terms, because it doesn't hurt one or two--it HURTS, WEAKENS and DIVIDES the entire family. I hope she will someday understand this important lesson in forgiving.

Everyone makes mistakes and no one will get out of this life without making many. So continue in your attempts to be a Peacemaker.

Pat's Place said...

Being a peacemaker is hard. It is also hard to know when to step in and when to sit by and see what happens. Just returning from a weekend with two of my sons and their fmailies makes me sensitive to the dual role I play as a mother and as a mother-in-law. Hard to walk that line sometimes.

Barbara said...

Pat- The position of Mother/Mother-in-law is delicate, indeed. It is a wise woman who is uses sensitivity in those relationships.

Kathryn Magendie said...

Barbara, I just can't get over how soft that Pashima is! I finally had time to really look at it and hold it - how lovely. I have put it up carefully so I can wear it to the theater - thank you again for such a lovely gift - I'll cherish it always.

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Barbara said...

Kathryn- It was my pleasure. You've had alot of your plate; I hope it brings you joy.