I am not a peaceful person by nature. My mother was a real worrier and that was part of her legacy to me. One of my kids is getting it from me. This is a good year to focus on being peaceful. (When isn't it?)
A peaceful home makes people want to be here. We can keep it peaceful by maintaining order so we can find things (including a place to sit down and read - is your couch ever covered in clean laundry waiting to be folded?). It's not very peaceful when I am walking around the house, muttering "Where did I put that book?" or "How many pairs of scissors do we own and why can I never find any?" That second one is usually not muttered.
A peaceful homeschool means we put our books and other materials way when we are finished with them. It means we have a plan for our daily work and go through it methodically. This leaves more time for rest and recreation during the day and does not result in a frustrated mom who says, again, "why can we never get anything done?"
A peaceful attitude means not worrying over what's coming up. My husband is halfway through a year-long pastoral internship; in June he will need a job. We don't know if he'll find one, or, if he does, where it will be. We need to get ready to move. We need to be calm as we wait. Not easy. I need peace.
And I can have it.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. (John 14:27)
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7)