Friday, January 9, 2009

Why it's My Place of Peace

I haven't waxed eloquent about world peace.
photo courtesy of time.com

Or blown you away with glamorous photos of my peaceful home (though I would love to do that someday).

photo courtesy of BH&G

So maybe you're wondering why this is My Place of Peace. Well, it all started with this guy named Neil.


Yeah, he's kind of famous. And he writes songs. And one of them is titled Shilo. Which is where I got my name. But that doesn't get us too far, seeing how the blog isn't named Shilo.

Well, it turns out Shiloh was a town in ancient Israel. Yeah, I know. Neil lost an "H" somewhere. You don't have to tell me. I've been living with his mistake my entire life. But don't worry. I'll get over it if you spell my name with an "H" at the end. Really, I promise! I'm over it already. :)

In Hebrew, Shiloh means place of rest or tranquility. And applied to a person it means peaceable one. I know I don't always live up to my name, but I'm growing. And I hope that's the essence of My Place of Peace.

5 comments:

Jana said...

Hey! Cute family pic! :)

jennykate77 said...

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing. I think your blog is very peaceful. I always love reading what you have to say. Hope you have a great weekend!

Becky Aguirre said...

Hmmm...didn't know that! Very interesting...I always wondered where you got your name and why the missing "h". :) Guess I could have asked...haha!

Julie said...

What a very unique name heritage story...I like your blog look too :)

have a lovely said...

oh so way too long since I have been by to say hi! you are a place of peace...your comments are always so kindred and thoughtful too! precious new pic of the family!!!! I hope ya'lls 2009 is off to a lovely start!!

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