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You Fill Up My Senses

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Like a walk in the rain.  When I am missing Josh, as I am now since he’s away for business, I take comfort in the beauty and peacefulness of our tiny farm.  One need only open the back door to be surrounded by our curious goats, excited chickens, flapping turkeys, and wandering guinea fowl.  I can only relate it to that moment where Ace Ventura Pet Detective arrives home to his apartment and all of his animals come out to perch on his shoulders.  Pure magic.
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In the silvery light of morning, I find myself utterly and completely lost in that undefinable something that is life in the country.  The “turn-off-the-gravel-road” existence which inspired John Denver and countless romantics who found comfort in the sudden flight of a meadowlark, the dappled light of the forest, or the gentle whisper of a midsummer’s breeze through sunwashed hills.  It’s easy to give yourself over to the simple elegance of a dirt road lined with wildflowers, a field of grazing cattle, and the sweet song of a slow-moving brook.

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So, where do you find your peace?

  • kerry - i wish i knew.ReplyCancel

  • Julie at Elisharose - I don’t.

    No, I find it in “my spot” where I do my Bible study and pray. I find it in the backyard when the dogs are in and the chickens are out. I find it snuggling with my daughter in the evening. It’s on my front porch with a glass of tea and maybe a friendly visitor.

    And I find a little of it looking at your pictures and dreaming of my own tiny farm. *sigh*ReplyCancel

  • Rosa - Great company and surroundings!

    I find peace in many things:
    cooking/baking, landscapes, animals, music, reading, etc…

    Cheers,

    RosaReplyCancel

  • warren - I sometimes wonder too. I think my place of peace changes…sometimes it is hunkering down with my family, sometimes it is solitude, sometimes it is in nature. I don’t always even know I need to find peace until I have found it again.ReplyCancel

  • Vickie - Not only in that early morning light on the farm, but I find immense peace and tranquility getting lost in painting. I lose track of time, miss lunch, and look up and the day is gone. I turn on some soft music or bask in quietness and just paint…ReplyCancel

  • heatherj - Know the feeling you get when you’ve just run through a huge rainstorm into your car that is waiting in the parking lot ~ and when you are finally IN the car, you have a second or two of peace, but then quickly realize you must drive in the storm? That is what I feel like most of the time. My mom told me once that peace and joy are found in snatches of time. Not big events or swooping expanses of time… just snatches here and there like a camera capturing an image.ReplyCancel

  • Lucy - I generally find peace at unexpected times; in a quick embrace with my husband, the laughter of my family, during chaotic moments… always through God!
    Phil 4:7 “and the peace of God which passes all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ.”

    Shalom,
    LucyReplyCancel

  • YDavis - I find my peace in the garden or around my dogs, especially when they are sleeping.ReplyCancel

  • ellyn - I find peace in much the same place you do. I grew up on a hillside farm. When I need peace, I go home and talk a walk through the fields.ReplyCancel

  • Michele - My happy place is buried in a book.ReplyCancel

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