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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Grace




In every life, there are
places


places of joy and of happiness and peace


places where one can go to escape, to rest, to pray....to dream


places of plenty
and places of 
grace

mine is found in a lovely old 
Gothic church in my new hometown.

It's a place where I feel a peace and a stillness,
where my heart and spirit can escape this world and contemplate the next.


Where is your  place?

Have a blessed second Sunday of Lent!




28 comments:

Rachel Noelle said...

LOVE that!;) Hugs,Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

Annesphamily said...

Hi sweetie! I have not seen you for ages! I love stopping by. Anne

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

I love sitting outside soaking life in on beautiful Spring and Summer days! Great post girly, hope you are doing well! Hugs, Janna

June said...

Hi Anne,
I'd have to say that my place of peace, isn't really a place at all, but is wherever my sweet family is at any given time. Whenever Dale, Landon and I are sitting home in the evening together...now that is my peace.
sending big hugs your way...

Karen said...

Blessings to you too Anne.
Karen

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

ANNE, I COULDN'T BELIEVE MY EYES WHEN I SAW YOUR PLENTY AND GRACE PLAQUE! IT WAS CAST AND PAINTED BY ME SEVERAL YEARS AGO. THE ORIGINAL PLAQUE WAS PURCHASED IN ENGLAND ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO, TUCKED INTO MY SUITCASE, AND WHEN I GOT HOME I MADE A MOLD OF IT AND SOLD DOZENS OF THEM WHEN I DID ANTIQUE FAIRS. MOST WERE SOLD TO WOMEN WHO WANTED TO GIVE THEM AS GIFTS. HMMM, I WONDER IF I STILL HAVE THAT MOLD?

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

Sorry, I forgot I had the all caps button on!

Riki Schumacher said...

Great post Anne! I find peace sitting by the fire, with my sweet puppy on my lap. Does it every time! Take care, Riki

melody-mae said...

lovely post, Anne! Grace? Love that word! and where is my place?? one word; family!

hugs my friend,
melody
melody-mae.blogspot.com

Andi's English Attic said...

Outside on a dry day when the loudest noise is the breeze in the trees. xx

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Sweetie! It seems like forever and ever since I've had a chance to visit with you. You're blog is just as pretty as ever. I love the peace I feel whenever I sit by the ocean or river.

Have a lovely Sunday Darlin'. Hugs...Tracy :)

Vintage Gal said...

Wonderful post ~ I find peace in the morning as I speak to the Lord about my worries and cares and how I am going to spend my day ~ Have a wonderful Sunday ;-)

It's me said...

O my dear Fiona....i only cry at this moment....i have lost my place...but i know i find it back.....God is great and he hold me in the palm of his hand......love you...please read my post....xxx...

Nana Go-Go said...

Over at `Magnolia Pearl`s`! Another lovely and amazing Texan Lady I`ve recently discovered - she`s just like a real Madonna (NOT the popstar variety,thankfully!). Do you know her?
Lovely to see you `out and about`.
Peace,Love,EnJOY!xxx

sissie said...

Good Morning Anne,
Thanks for the inspiration. Just reading your post makes me feel at peace. The beach is a wonderful place for me to feel at peace. I need to take more time to go there.

hugs
Sissie

Theresa said...

Love that plaque and how neat that the person who made it, saw it here:)

I love being at my little Country Church:) I feel the presence of my Parents while I am there! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Blondie's Journal said...

My place of peace has always been with my family. I know how blessed I am when I am surrounded by them.

XO,
Jane

Alice said...

Mine is the church I grew up in, a place where I am always welcome and never judged.

Lili said...

You paint such a beautiful picture finding your place of peace in an old Gothic church. I adore that you have found that perfect place to nurture your spiritual side in your new hometown. Sending love. xo ~Lili

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

nice to see you you back for a bit- love the sentiment, we all need that place of refuge. I love to escape to my Paris Flea market style pink bedroom, take care...
Karen

Sue said...

I LOVE to sit out by my pool when the weather is warm in my old rocking chair. I put on my headphones, plug them into my ipod, and somehow it brings me a little calm & comfort in my crazy life. Wishing you much peace. In this world of ours, we all need it, a lot!

Take care my friend, Sue

susanhemann said...

Hope you are better in spirits! I have two places where I go and refresh my spirit and marvel at the wonders of God. One is in my garden. I sit at my bistro table with a cup of tea, soak up the sun and enjoy my garden and the birds sing. The other is Lake Erie. I go to the beach when my soul is craving a connection with God. The huge expanse of water and listening to waves roll up on shore, never ceases to calm my spirit.

Dorthe said...

Hi sweetheart Anne,
We all need a place to be quiet-and piecefull, to refill..this is a beautifull post, and the one belov with your wonderfull spring,too.
I love the photoes you have taken of the sweet pink flowers.
xox, Dorthe

Vintage House said...

Hi
Thank you for your kind words.
you have also a very nice blog.
Very nice pictures
take care
sandra

Urban Farmhouse said...

Anne, your blog is as beautiful as ever, so glad I stopped by today.

Farmgirl Paints said...

well hmmmm it's with my windows open on a warm spring day. listening to the waves lap a beach. taking in a vista of mountains or hills of green. it's a worship song that moves me to tears...it's many many things. love your little plaque. glad you are feeling it friend.

trash talk said...

Don't tell anyone, but my "place" is sitting in the tub, talking to God just as He brought me into the world.
Blessings,
Deb

Lululiz said...

I am so glad you have found a special place which soothes you and brings you peace. Our cottage in France does that for me, sitting under the trees and looking down on the valley and god's creations around me, is incredibly peaceful.

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