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P – E – A – C – E


It is possible for us to ‘lose’ our peace, even after being saved, like if we get angry or afraid. When this happens, it is primarily our fault, if we are supposed to be accountable to ourselves, though other people can play a role in it. When Jesus said that He gives us His peace, He covered us in these regards. So that if we lose our peace, we may still have His peace, and also use His peace to help get our own back.

Peace is not tranquility, it is not serenity, and it is not being calm. It is actually the desire of joy having been accomplished, just as joy is the desire of love having been accomplished. Tranquility is temporal, and serenity actually involves what is around us more than what is inside of us. Tranquility is temporal, because it is like a drug that is injected into us, hence the meaning of the suffix ‘quil,’ just like a porchipine’s quils. Serenity has to do with a peaceful atmosphere. Not that tranquility or serenity are bad things, they just aren’t the fullness of what peace is.


My face looks like how some people’s mind may be thinking as they are reading this Babbling Blog!!!!!! But this isn’t really confusing, it’s just kind of technical!!…… LOL

In looking at the fruit of the Spirit, love, joy, and peace are as love, faith, and hope. Showing a simlarity between peace and hope. The first three fruits of the Spirit are actually nouns, while the next three deal with what you get when the first three are accomplished. Together, love, joy, and peace can all be found in the spirit, while patience, kindness, and goodness may be found in the soul; leaving faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control to be found in the body.

{spirit: love, joy, peace soul: patience, kindness, goodness, body: faithfulness, gentleness, self-control}

The last three fruits of the Spirit have to do with how to come into possessing the first six, in preceding order. This is true just as what Paul was talking about in Romans 7 about knowing how to perform what is good is all about the body, just as he said that sin was in his flesh, and that it was no longer him who was sinning, but sin itself. And thus is it also true that the soul enters in, as we wholly walk in the Spirit, and not in the flesh, just as we may still sin, but through faith our insides aren’t sinning, our outsides are.

If the last three fruits of the Spirit deal with the body, and if peace also deals with the body (love, joy, peace; spirit, soul, body; love, faith, hope- showing how peace, the body, and hope are connected), then peace is also how to come into possessing love and joy.

Goodness then helps us keep our peace, as goodness can show us how to possess patience and kindness, just as goodness also deals with how to possess the preceding fruits of the Spirit, as goodness has to do with the body and hope.


A “Peaceful” Message –

Peacefulness is an inner sense of calm – it comes from becoming still – in order to reflect and meditate on our inner wisdom and receive answers. A peaceful heart is one that is free from worry and trouble. It’s becoming quiet so we can look at things quietly so we can more clearly understand them and thus come up with creative solutions. It is learning to live in the present.

There are hundreds of tasks we feel we must accomplish in the day, but if we do not take them one at a time and let them pass through the day slowly and evenly, as do the grains of sand passing through the narrow neck of the hourglass, then we are bound to break our own physical
 and mental structure.

Peace comes from living in the moment and looking for the good in others. Peacefulness comes from facing our fears and letting them, trust that things will turn out all right. Peacefulness is also a way of approaching conflict with others so no one is made wrong. Everyone wins because we then work to find a peaceful solution.

If half a century of living has taught me anything at all, it has taught me that nothing can bring you peace but yourself. God granted us the ability to CHOOSE what and who we want in our “living space” mental space….spiritual space….physical space…and emotional space.

The SOLUTION is this >>> stop making room for things that DON’T matter!



People are often illogical, unreasonable and self centered…

Forgive them ANYWAY……………

Sometimes when you are being kind, you will be accused of selfish motives…..

Be kind to  them ANYWAY………….

If you are successful, you will pick up a few false friends and true enemies……….

Succeed in spite of ANYWAY………..

At times when you are honest and sincere, people will try to decieve you………..

Be honest and sincere ANYWAY………….

What you spend years building, people will attempt to destroy it overnight….

Build ANYWAY………..

When you find serenity, peace and happiness, some may become jealous…..

Maintain your happiness ANYWAY………..

The good that you will do today, people most times will forget tomorrow………

Please continue to do good ANYWAY………



We all have previously or some still may be in relationships, groups, church, organizations etc. that causes you to constantly go up and down, round and round and I am here to tell you that you need to put an END to the cycle because it WON’T stop until YOU “choose” to get off the ride.  Obligation can be a MONSTER…. if you let it!

This is what I used to allow my family to do to me for years…….. Some people in ministry as well but Thank God for being FREE!!  I must say – Freedom looks good on me!

Yo yo yo yo yooooo

There is nothing wrong with trying to be the peace maker and desiring for your whole family to come together in harmony…. However, that is not the case all the time and it is NOT just about timing but the individuals HAVE TO WANT to come together “for the good” as well!

I Love The Coleman Family and I am SURE that my family is one of many families around the world have crazy issues but I can “start off” by trying to fix my own FIRST!

Dear ( ME )

What – happiness – looks like!

WOW– right now I am so so very HAPPY!  People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. Lead the life that will make you kindly and friendly to everyone about you, and you will be surprised what a happy life you will lead.

A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature. The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good. He who has learned to pray has learned the greatest secret of a holy and happy life. ( can I get an AMEN! ) One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats. A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live. A happy life is one spent in learning, earning, and yearning.

Achieving success means living wellness, because wellness covers a few things that keeps us motivated in our daily living! These things are the basics for most of us:

  • physical
  • financial
  • spiritual
  • social
  • cultural
  • envionmental
  • emotional
  • intellectual

Happiness comes only from Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile.  Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourselfappreciating what you have right now. You can even be happy by appreciating your troubles because they are helping to build your character.


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People v.s. people

In the world I have learned that we are all “P”eople but we are all different types of “p”eople….

People – know how to talk to you

people – disrespects you

People – show love

people – make fun of

People – focus on unity

people- sow seeds of discord

People – uplift all people

people – uplift only their own race

People – beleive in teamwork and forward movement

people – feels that it should be every man for themselves

I can go on….. but I feel that you get the point! peopel can be soo mean and untrustworthy it makes you sad and not willing to reconnect with people “who actually” mean to do you good!

This world is ugly enough to showcase it more than it is needed… show love..show respect…show peace… show unity!

it may take you a minute to indulge in progress but at least set your mind to at least try…..