Category: peace

  • A dream of peace

    “We must begin with a world perspective, for we will not be able to realize the American Dream until we work to realize a world dream,” Martin Luther King Jr. once said. “A world dream of peace, and brotherhood, and goodwill.”

  • Keep it from happening again

    “What is done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it happening again,” Anne Frank once said.            We recently discussed a book about Anne Frank at a Girl Scout summer book club. –Joy

  • A world of peace for every child

    We recently discussed a book about Anne Frank at a Girl Scout summer book club. We talked with the girls about being upstanders instead of bystanders—and how every child deserves to be safe and loved—and have enough food—and live in peace. –Joy

  • The power of harmony

    I am still going through “stuff”—getting ready for a major house renovation. I’ve been sorting through boxes of my mother’s papers, and I found a quote my mother, an English teacher, liked. William Wordsworth said, “While with an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into…

  • Christmas is over

    I am almost through undecorating the Christmas tree. A fun trip and a nasty virus put me behind schedule. However, even after the all of the Christmas decorations are stored away, I promise to remember what Scrooge said: “I will honour Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year. I will…

  • More peace to you

    Deep peace, pure white of the moon to you. Deep peace, pure green of the grass to you. Deep peace, pure brown of the earth to you! –Fiona Mcleod What we need during this holiday season is peace. Peace in our hearts, peace in our families, peace in our communities, peace around the world.

  • Deep peace to you

    Deep peace, a soft white dove to you. Deep peace, a quiet rain to you. Deep peace, an ebbing wave to you! –Fiona Mcleod What we need during this holiday season is peace. Peace in our hearts, peace in our families, peace in our communities, peace around the world.

  • Peace on earth

    What we need during this holiday season is peace. Peace in our hearts, peace in our families, peace in our communities, peace around the world. These are words from a song written by Jill Jackson-Miller and Sy Miller. “Let there be peace on earth And let it begin with me. Let there be peace on…

  • Let there be peace

    One evening recently, I heard 40 or more Girl Scouts singing by candlelight. In their sweet voices, they sang, “Let there be peace. And, let it begin with me.” –Joy

  • Happy December!

    We are busy working on Christmas cards—but I am going to remember to take time to think about  peace and hope and love during the holiday season. –Joy