August 28-A, 2022

Monument Valley Moon Oil Paint Rendered — Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona
These are not peaceful times.
How do you find your peace
when there is no peace?

Just breathing helps me.
"Just breathing" means
just breathing.
No thinking.
No worrying.
No anxiety.
No drama.
No what-if's.

Just breathing.

Breathe in.
Breathe out.
Count to five
in sync with your heart beat.

Breathe in.
Breathe out.
Count to five.


Like that.

Just breathe.

Let that be your substitute for peace
until peace returns.


Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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