Tag Archives: Peace

Morning Offering: 01. 30. 23

Today’s Reflection: Peace isn’t found in the absence of problems. Peace is found in the presence of God. — Unattributed.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
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Morning Offering: 01. 25. 23

Today’s Reflection: Dear Lord, Sometimes I really feel weary and I need rest from the stresses of life. I turn to you in those times and as I let you go you fill my heart with peace. Thank you for that. — Author unknown.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.

Morning Offering: 01. 04. 23

Today’s Reflection: Loving God, bring us light in the darkness, peace in the turbulence. And may we be the bearers of your light to others. Amen. — Therese Fink Meyerhoff.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m. daily.

Morning Offering: 01. 03. 23

Today’s Reflection: God of all time,
help us enter the New Year quietly,
thoughtful of who we are to ourselves and to others,
mindful that our steps make an impact
and our words carry power.
May we walk gently.
May we speak only after we have listened well.
Creator of all life,
help us enter the New Year reverently,
aware that you have endowed
every creature and plant, every person and habitat
with beauty and purpose.
May we regard the world with tenderness.
May we honor rather than destroy.
Lover of all souls,
help us enter the New Year joyfully,
willing to laugh and dance and dream,
remembering our many gifts with thanks
and looking forward to blessings yet to come.
May we welcome your lavish love.
May we cast off the small, vindictive god our fears have made.
May the grace and peace of Christ bless you now and in the days ahead. — Vinita Hampton Wright.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.

Morning Offering: 01. 02. 23

Today’s Reflection: Dear Lord,
In your mercy, bless me.
Bless my friends and family.
Bless those I find it hard to bless myself.
Let your face shine on me this New Year!
May your plans for mending and peace
Continue to unfold in our troubled world.
Give me the graces I need to be a
Better blesser myself, and a
More committed peacemaker.
Bring peace to the nations.
Bring peace to our homes.
Bring peace to my own heart.
I thank you, Lord, for all you have
Done for me throughout my life.
I thank you for your blessings I’ve seen
And the blessings I know I’ve missed.
Thank you for everything you do for me still.
I adore you, Creator of All!
I praise you today and every day
Until I may praise you face to face.
Thank you for your mercy and kindness.
Thank you for your abundant blessings.
Thank you for loving me. — An adaptation of Psalm 67 by Fr. Joe Kraemer, SJ.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m

Morning Offering: 12. 31. 22

Today’s Reflection: Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all. Peace is dynamism. Peace is generosity. It is right and it is duty. – St. Oscar Romero.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.
Best wishes for a blessed, happy and healthy New Year to our Morning Offering community!

Morning Offering: 12. 25. 22

Today’s Reflection: I have come to bring you peace.
Not the peace of the season, for it is too fleeting,
Not the peace of the carol, for it is too nostalgic,
Not the peace of the greeting card, for it is too
slick,
Not the peace of the crib, for it is too wistful.

Rather, I have come to bring you peace,
Peace of the ordinary, the daily, the homely,
Peace for the worker, the driver, the student,
Peace in the office, the kitchen, the farm.

I have come to bring you peace,
The peace of accepting yourself as I fashioned
you,
The peace of knowing yourself as I know you,
The peace of loving yourself as I love you,
The peace of being yourself as I am who I am.

I have come to bring you peace,
The peace that warms you at the completion of
a task,
The peace that invades you at the close of the
day,
The peace that sustains you at the beginning of
the day,
The peace that reinforces you when you are
reconciled with one another,
The peace that touches you when your family is
in order.

Without peace, my coming is unfulfilled.
Without peace, my birth is forgettable.
Without peace, Christmas is a contradiction.
I have come to bring you peace. — Unattributed.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.

Morning Offering: 12. 19. 22

Today’s Reflection: Another year has come and gone. A silent prayer remembering those no longer on our mailing lists. Rest in peace.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich,who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Today’s Reflection and photo by Joe Barkovich.
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Morning Offering: 12. 15. 22

Today’s Reflection: May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through. — Christmas card greeting.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.

Morning Offering: 12. 10. 22

Today’s Reflection: Where there is love, there is life.
Where there is life, there is hope.
Where there is hope, there is faith.
Where there is faith, miracles happen.
Where there is peace, there is God.
And when you have God, you have everything. — Unattributed.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.