Wednesdays for Women- Week 3- Peace

{To Inspire and Encourage}

For the next few weeks I want to share a little study about the Fruit of the Spirit. 

Week Three: PEACE

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Since I have been diagnosed with IC, ( although I find out it was a misdiagnosis, read about it under my IC story on the home page)
I have had to make a lot of visits to the Emergency room.. 

The nurses and the doctors have been GREAT to me, incredible really.. 

that is until Jan 7th when I left work to go there because the pain was so incredibly bad.. 
I waited 5 hours in the emergency waiting room, I have never had to do that before, they normally take me right in and get me settled in a bed because it helps the pain.. 
after waiting for 5 hours, I got a room... 
the Nurse was a male ( Nothing against male nurses), he came in asked some medication questions, updated the list etc... 

then he looked at me and said:
"You have been here 16 times in the last 6 months"- I was taken aback... why Yes I have been because I do not have a family doctor here , he then said... you know you are wasting our time because there is nothing we can do for you... 
I was shocked, i had no idea what to say to him, so I said Trust me, it isn't my idea to come here that much,  I have other things that I would much rather be doing then waiting it out here...
he then left the room, came in with medication and was giving me a look, loud sighs, it was evident he had no desire to be at work that night.. 
I did not say anything to him that night because I was in so much pain and just not in the mood to argue... 

I saw my urologist a few days later who informed me I need to submit a letter to the hospital administrator, so I got the contact info ...
I never did send the letter.. 

Well why, you may ask.. 

I prefer to keep the peace... 

a few weeks back I had a situation at work ( still at my old job) , where something I said was taken out of context and blown out of proportion and things got really ugly between me and another employee... but ya know what.. 
I kept the peace, in fact i with drew myself from conversations,  I didn't talk a lot at all, people knew why, they didn't like this Terri, but after a week things worked them selves out, things are all good between this person and I now..
I kept the peace

what about you? Do you enjoy causing a fight, winning an argument, get the last words in, say nasty ugly words in hope that it will make this person to lash back at you....
I always go to the person and apologize for it, even if I know I did nothing wrong, to them I did, so an apology helps the situation. 

We live in a very violent world, imagine how great the world would be, if we are wanted to be a peace maker, give up the wars, fightings, to be honest I am so tired of the news about sorrow and pain. 

Yet we are called to be peacemakers. Fundamentally, choosing to be peacemakers is an act of trust. 

  1. Make Peace not War 


  1. Thanks for the reminder that it's better to keep the peace. I hope you are feeling better.

  2. Terri - I have really enjoyed your recent posts! Keep sharing your gift and thank you for the message of peace. Always wishing you good health too. xo

  3. Umm, you're much bigger person than I am. I do not keep the peace, I'm not saying I look for a fight, that' would be silly, but I have a really hard time backing down.

  4. I'm so sorry you have had to ensure so much with your condition. Hoping for peace in the future as well.

  5. This is something I try to remember to pray about in our home - with 5 kids they fight constantly and I am always remind them of Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

  6. Peacemakers are the best people! My Sister is a peacemaker. And she was always the person who mellowed me and my mom. We clash heads..too much alike. I love my mom dearly but we had some trying times. And my sister was the peacemaker. When she graduated high school and went off to college; it was a very long first year as my mom and I learned how to make peace without her around. We eventually figured it out. But it was a lot easier with a peacemaker around. lol.

    I have had times when people just want to pick a fight. I have learned how to try to be a peacemaker myself. Sometimes you do have to just quit talking and withdraw so you don't make things worse.

    I'm so glad you were able to get things worked out with your employee. Though I do with the nurse had been nicer to you. You were the bigger person to let it slide. I try to think when I'm in those situations that maybe they aren't always like that. That he may have just been having a bad day at work. We never will know.


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