Take a ride on the ‘peace train’ Day Four 1



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Day Four Peace train series

Peace, what is it?

So we think again and this time we might see peace as a place, a physical location.

We imagine a solitary setting among a forest of trees or along an expansive deserted beach.

We are almost lulled into believing that if we can find a place of solitude then we will find peace.

Many of us remember the Australian television series ‘Sea Change’ and the promise that leaving the big city behind for country living on the coastline would bring peace.

But quickly we discover this is unrealised. So we stop and reflect, privately acknowledging that we knew all along it was not true!

You see, we have each known peace walking along a deserted beach and on a quiet country walk but we have also experienced peace in the middle of a built up city, attending a football match and in the slums of the developed world. 

Peace it seems is not a geography.

Find time today to reflect in your place of peace.


About Kelley

Kelley is a speaker, author, overseas aid worker and perpetual student. She is passionate about women and gender issues, both in the local and international context, which underpins her enthusiasm for kinwomen and its contribution to women ‘living their finest life’. In 2014 Kelley completed a Masters in International and Community Development before establishing The Foxglove Project. Foxglove is a registered charity focused on supporting international development projects that are sustainable and driven by indigenous leadership. Kelley’s paid work requires her to travel extensively to evaluate and support projects supported by Australian funds. This experience and networking enables Foxglove to partner with outstanding overseas agencies delivering real opportunities for the poor and vulnerable to lead independent self-determined lives. Kelley combines these passions with a love of family and faith. Across more than 30 years of marriage, Kelley and her husband have worked through many of the challenges of building a relationship while raising three sons. Their boys have now finished high school changing the dynamics of family life and relationships. One of her great joys is sharing parenting lessons and learning from good and bad (sometimes disastrous) experiences. She uses humour and common sense to talk about the everyday challenges facing parents in today’s context.


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