Francine In Retirement
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SEPTEMBER 21, 2012

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you;

not as the world gives do I give to you.

Let not your heart be troubled,

neither let it be afraid.”

John 14:27 NKJV

The first Peace Day was celebrated in 1982; this year marks the 30th anniversary. The theme for 2012 is ‘Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future’.

From the UN web site: There can be no sustainable future without a sustainable peace. Sustainable peace must be built on sustainable development.

I believe peace starts first within each of us. Β When we are at peace with ourselves then we can look on the face of any man or woman and see them as our brother or sister, then we will have sustainable peace.

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In honour of the International Day of Peace, Ailsa of Where’s my backpack? would like us to go all white for this week’s travel theme.



41 Responses to “TRAVEL THEME: WHITE”

  1. Wonderful contribution to PEACE!!!! Going white is a great idea!

  2. That’s a gorgeous picture of the moon. Peace and tolerance, so important in today’s turbulent times!

  3. Beautiful, Francine πŸ™‚

  4. I really enjoyed your slide show Francine. Peace be with you today and always.

  5. Beautiful shots… πŸ˜‰

  6. A beautiful peace post, Francine. πŸ™‚

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  8. so true francine, peace to you!

  9. My moms favorite colors is white. Even if we are at the wet market, rain or shine , has to be white. She says, “It is a symbol of purity.” Indeed it is. Beautiful images my friend and this one I carry in my thoughts today, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you;

    not as the world gives do I give to you.

    Let not your heart be troubled,

    neither let it be afraid.” Take care.

  10. Beautiful commentary and photos! Excellent piece!


  11. Beautiful, pure and peaceful, all boxes ticked πŸ™‚

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  13. Thank you so much for visiting my blog, and for the use of this post in a pingback on my post..

    The Day Lily is a perfect image for your sentiment. Beautiful.

    You’re an amazing photographer

  14. these are perfect Francine…

  15. Gorgeous and thank you for sharing Peace Day!!

  16. Yes, white also means peace and pure in my country. That is why we have it as one of the two colors in our national flag.

    Thank you for the post, the flowers surely look beautiful! πŸ™‚

    Subhan Zein

  17. Beautiful flowers, Francine! Great pics!
    God Bless You!

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  19. Such beautiful photography and slideshow, Francine. Well done!

  20. Wonderful white flowers Francine! Perfect for the challenge.

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  23. Another lovely post – and a great gallery of images, Francine!

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  25. The day lilies are lovely and perfect for the theme’s sentiment. πŸ™‚

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  27. This is beautiful. Wishing you peace too πŸ™‚

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