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White rose, originally uploaded by Shirley Buxton.

“Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.” Psalm 119:165

“I will lift up my mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.

He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.

The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.”

Psalm 121

It is vital that the Word of God be fully understood, read with spiritual understanding and discussed wisely, considering always the context in which particular scripture was revealed. The Bible was written by men of God as they were “moved by the Holy Ghost.”

Surely we understand that from antiquity godly and holy people have met untimely distress and death from the hands of evil men. Did that mean God had neglected His people, or ignored them, or turned His back on them? Of course not. Our bodies, as important as they seem to us now, are expendable and begin decaying at the moment of our birth. It is our eternal, everlasting soul that is of value and of issue. None can destroy, injure or mutilate our souls–save God alone. We are safe in Him, secure, at peace.

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 81 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 64 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

8 replies on “PEACE”

Thank you, Meng Teck. It is a photograph of a rose in the garden off our rear deck. More pleasant to look at than are pictures of the terrible problems in the Middle East.


I completely agree with you on this post. The most important thing in this life is our souls and where they will go when we die. I want to obey God’s Word to the very best of my ability so I can please God and one day see Him face to face.

I am so thankful to God for revealing His truth to me. For this I never want to take for granted.

God bless you.


Preachers with tongues of silver, statesmen of noble heart, and prolific writers of the most enduring words, but stand in empty and sullen silence when measured longside the profound Word of God.


“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kiingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are ye when men shall revile you, and persucute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Rejoice and be exceedingly glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt hath lost its savor, wherewith sahll it be salted?”

–Jesus, quoted in Matthew 5:3-11a.


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