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Peace Begins With Me Pilgrimage

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“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.”

~Psalm 84:5

Good Day!  Hope you had a nice Memorial Day weekend.  We took our Boy Scout Troop on a “Peace Begins With Me” pilgrimage to all six churches in our parish over the weekend. The three day hike encompassed four towns and covered 26 miles.  At each church, I stamped their homemade “passports” with a different “peace” themed stamp (all Stampin’ Up! stamps) and everyone received a Holy Medal of the church’s namesake Saint to hang on their walking sticks.  It was such a great experience.  We’re already planning next year’s pilgrimage!

We had a different devotion at each church…a “Peace” Prayer Service, the Stations of the Cross, Adoration, Silent Prayer with Organ Music played by one of our Scouts, Examination of Conscience and the Rosary.  Our recurring teaching was:

“If there is to be peace in the world, there must be peace in the nations.

 If there is to be peace in the nations, there must be peace in the cities.

 If there is to be peace in the cities, there must be peace between neighbors.

 If there is to be peace between neighbors, there must be peace in the home.

 If there is to be peace in the home, there must be peace in the heart.”

From Lao_Tse, a chinese philosopher from 6 B.C.

Have a peaceful day,  Dawn (pictured with my brother)

 

 

 

 

Cards from friends!

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“What can I give him, poor as I am?  If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;

If I were a wise man, I would do my part; Yet what I can I give him:  give my heart.”

~Christina Rossetti

Happy Feast of the Epiphany again!  We celebrated it Friday but we celebrate it in our churches this weekend.  Today I’d like to showcase some of the beautiful cards I received over the Christmas season.  The dove was made by Nancy Farrell, a dear friend I have made through this blog.  This is the kind of person Nancy is…when I mentioned my friend Barbara who is fighting cancer, Nancy crocheted her a prayer shawl and sent it to her, despite the fact that she has never met Barbara, or me, in person!  Thank you for the clean and simple card Nancy, so appropriate for “Stamping Peace!”  On a side note, Barbara just found out this past week that her cancer has spread and would like the prayers to keep coming.  We have a prayer chain for her, if you’d like to be on the three month rotating schedule, just let me know, or if you’d just like to offer some prayers for her, it would be appreciated.  Barbara has lived down south for the past two years, but lived here in Maine for thirteen years.

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Here is another sweet “clean and simple” card, made by friend and Stamping Peacer Michele.  Michele does not have the use of her left arm or hand so does all her stamping one-handed.  She is one amazing young woman!  Thank you for the cute card Michele, and thank you for the video from your mom, capturing your reaction to your new Big Shot that you got for Christmas!!!

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This beauty (I love plaid anything) was made by my friend, neighbor and Stamping Peacer (and Michele’s best friend!), Whitney.  Whitney is an avid stamper and makes beautiful cards for all her family, extended family and friends.  She is another amazing young woman!  Thank you for the gorgeous card Whitney and thank you for sharing so many of your wonderful creations with me.

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This pretty card was made by friend and side line, Beth Mills.  Beth holds amazing stamping events over in the Downeast area of Maine (I’m in central Maine).  I will post the dates here on the blog when she hosts an event in case anyone wants to travel over to Dennysville for a fun-filled day of stamping!  Thank you for the beautiful card Beth, and for sharing your great talents.

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This showstopper was made by my friend and sideline, Mimi, who you may have seen, had a birthday yesterday.  Mimi is incredibly talented and inspires me in so many ways.  Thank you for this beautiful card Mimi!  Hope you had a nice birthday!

Thanks for visiting some of us “Stamping Peace” stampers today, have a wonderful day!

Cheers, Dawn