Wednesday, December 8, 2010

'Twas the write before Christmas..Day 3

Today is Day 3 of 'Twas the Write before Christmas over at Bigger Picture Blogs.  I missed Day 2..oops.  The theme was very broad..there was this song (which is awesome and beautiful) and whatever inspired you about the song would be your theme for this creative project. 

Alright, I admit it, maybe I'm feeling a little emotional right now..or maybe I'm emotional all the time but this song really moved me, nearly to tears.  I love Casting Crowns..Klove is definitely one of my favorite radio stations and they play on that station pretty regularly but I had never heard this particular song before.  Now I am addicted to this song. 

The one phrase from the song that really stuck with me for some reason was  "Peace on Earth."  What was peaceful to me?  How do I find peace? The connection I felt with God came to mind and how that connection with Him has grown especially in the past year or so.  That is Peace to me, having that faith and knowing that I am loved always.  It's as if I can breathe a sigh of relief.  I have peace of mind because of His love for all of us and the strength that He gives me.
As I was driving down the road today running some errands, I was stopped nearly dead in my tracks..there was a Church sign that read "Peace Starts With a Smile."  I pulled over and snapped this picture.  It was a simple Church, situated on this plot of land since 1925 but it's beauty struck me and I hope you find the beauty in it too!

Central Terrace United Methoidist Church
Winston-Salem, NC


8 comments: said...

How true...peace starts with a smile and it doesn't cost a thing to put a smile on your face.Blessings to you.

Jessica said...

This song has made all of us a little emotional, hasn't it?

I love those gifts from God. I usually call it coincidence, but He knows what he's doing.

Peace Starts with a Smile.

Lenae said...

I don't think anyone has listened to this song and not had it touch their heart in some way. I've probably listened to it half a dozen times already today!

Love the picture of the church!

Hyacynth said...

Blogger just ate my first comment, so I'll try to write it again.

Major goosebumps from this post! I love the way He speaks to us through so many avenues. He knows how to get His message through when we listen!
Also, picture-wise I really love the simplicity of the shot and the white doors deocrated so elegantly with the wreaths in their pretty red bows.
And I have another song for you if you love this one so much:

This Heavenly Life said...

That church exudes peacefulness, doesn't it? What a good understanding of today's prompt! Peace DOES begin with a smile -- I'll remember that as I go about my Advent :)

Young Mom said...

Wow! So cool how you saw the sign the same day you were wondering abut peace. :)

Brooke said...

love this take on the prompt! love the words on the sign you passed by, peace starts with a smile...i'm going to write this one down in the books, thanks for sharing!

Kimberly said...

The truth of your writing resonated with me deeply. Even in the midst of chaos, there is peace for those who love our amazing God. As my youngest niece likes to sing " A peace that passes all.. undastandin'".