A diary of home

 




Cultivate Peace

James 3:18

My sister and I spent most of last week vacationing at the mouth of the Annisquam river in Gloucester.

We stayed in a cozy and quaint little cottage equipped with the bare necessities…

And a screened in deck that looked out over the tidal river and out into the Atlantic Ocean.


My sister and I have not always had a very close relationship.

We love each other without doubt but navigating our way through a friendship has not always been easy…or even possible. 

Now that our mother is gone we have been trying to create a relationship that is deeper. 

It is a complex process because we know one another in the ways that we always have 

but we don’t know one another in the ways that we are now. 

When I read this version of this verse from James while I was sitting in this sweet little vacation home

It made me wonder what we are cultivating in our own homes. 

~ ~ ~

Great Spirit, now I pray to you…

Great Spirit, hear me;

My soul is weary,

Now I pray that your spirit will dwell in me. 

Kiowa prayer




Comments

  1. How wonderful! There is nothing like a sister, i have always wanted one.

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  2. I have THREE younger sisters (Joy, Hope, Jill) I am close to all of them but in different ways. Joy and I are probably the closest emotionally. I enjoyed your thoughts.

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