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Order Brings Peace

photo credit: shioshvili via photopin cc
Order Brings Peace. I have it pinned next to my bathroom mirror, to remind me every morning of a basic fact. It looks a bit ironic sitting there next to a mirror splattered with toothpaste residue and over a counter covered in a fine sprinkling of mineral powders of various shades. Some mornings, I see that quote and I square my shoulders, ready to tackle the chaos of my day. To own it. To conquer it. Some mornings, I see the quote, surrounded by so much disorder, and my shoulders sag, overwhelmed before I even begin.

This year has been very humbling, full of lesson after lesson of God showing me how weak I really am. He has certainly revealed to me that I cannot accomplish much on my own strength.

We school year round, but I find a need for a fresh wind each September. Labor Day marks the beginning of our "new year". It feels like a new beginning for me every year. It is my New Year's Day. It is not full of resolution goals, but it is marked by determination. I do not "hope" to improve my habits this year. I resolve to improve my habits. I am resolved that I will walk in order. I will walk in peace. I will embrace the simplicity of my calling and I will enjoy the bliss that comes from it.

"Order" is on many hearts this week, as new school year's begin. Marcy, the lovely blogger who hosts the ABCblogging, also has a fabulous post this week on that important topic. 


  1. I am working on creating more order - and hopefully more peace - too. We recently decluttered some piled-up stuff that was in our bedroom, and I am working on clearing all the unnecessary stuff from my desk, and it feels so good (dare I say peaceful?) walking into the room now, compared to what it was like previously.

    I love the picture with the St Augustine quote. Love it. :-)

    1. Thanks, Kym! It's driving me nuts that i accidentally added a 'period' after Augustine. But I'm too lazy to make another one.

      It really does make a difference, doesn't it? ( the order, no the period :D ) I have a lot of work to do to get us ready for September. We're a long way from orderly at the moment, but I can't wait for it to find me any longer. It's time to go hunting!


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