Peaceful French Country Photos & Faithful Reflections

Two years ago, I shared the vulnerable reflections below, and since they remain relevant, we’ll revisit them. While plenty of growth has happened, this journey is destined to bring both the lovely and the unlovely. It has been a tough summer for our family, and I’m aware you have battles as well. Maybe Peaceful French Country & Faithful Reflections can be a sort of small gesture posted with great love.

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Peaceful French Country & Faithful Reflections

October 7, 2018: It’s a weary time for our divided country and culture as so many powerful shifts in consciousness, hierarchies, and values throw us off kilter and threaten to steal our joy.

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No easy answers hide here within this sanctuary where I try to bring peace and inspiration.

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Hello Lovely Studio…in case you admire serene simplicity. Peaceful French Country Photos as well as Faithful Reflections.

How could there ever be answers when the friend typing these words is so deeply in love with: the questions, the Mystery, the heartful-ness, and the wisdom to humbly hold so many inner paradoxes?

Belgian linen slope arm dining chairs and small round breakfast table in serene kitchen - Hello Lovely Studio. #frenchcountry #nordicfrench #belgianlinen #breakfastnook #slopearmchairs #serenedecor
Hello Lovely Studio…certainly pale and lovely.

Surrendering to Mystery

Yesterday morning upon awakening, my soul felt shrouded in darkness. Was it residue from social media yesterday? Poor sleep? Random chemicals interacting in the brain? A God who moves as He pleases and works within the nights of souls?

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Hello Lovely Studio…in case you admire vintage European grain sacks. Peaceful French Country Photos as well as Faithful Reflections.

I need not understand the precise mechanics of how or why blessed assurance departs.

If I could trust my medical team last week to anesthetize me and with scalpels and robots extract a digestive organ from my flesh WITHOUT MY UNDERSTANDING, AWARENESS, OR HELP IN THE MATTER, surely I can walk in faith on a dark day.

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Hello Lovely Studio…in case your jam is a little shabby and chic.

About the Darkness

My melancholy felt like cynicism, sadness, hopelessness, and negative self-talk of the variety:

“Is personal transformation even possible? Is higher consciousness born of Great Love and Fierce Grace truly attainable? We’re all so inconsistent and sucky at it…where are the models and mature ones to model for us with integrity how to transcend, how to make it stick?”

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And also this.

“Why all the unhealed pain and stone throwing? Do people even care about preserving relationships anymore? There’s too much fear everywhere. Too many pointing fingers.”

We all have such days. Our emotions, moods, and energy levels dip low in stressful seasons.

French script stenciled mirror in my French country courtyard - Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio…certainly a peaceful garden.

Here’s the thing.

We are not those emotions. Not our moods. We are not our opinions, our thoughts, our darkness, our wounds, our disease, our income, our addiction, our occupation, our political party, our tax bracket, our religion, our good intentions, our reputation, our victimhood, our work ethic, our track record, our productivity, our title, or our past.

Eckhart Tolle inspirational quote about spiritual journey. #eckharttolle #quotes #inspirationalquotes #spirituality #faithquotes #spiritualjourney

WE ARE BELOVED SOULS

The other day, I shared what has helped me forgive myself in my physical weakness (my condition has kept me irritable from pain for weeks). Maybe it will help you too.

Annie Dillard inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #anniedillard #personalgrowth #lifequotes

After my grey day yesterday, I was reminded of Henri Nouwen’s thoughts on identity and shifting moods:

“It is important to know that our emotional life is not the same as our spiritual life. Our spiritual life is the life of the Spirit of God within us. As we feel our emotions shift we must connect our spirits with the Spirit of God and remind ourselves that what we feel is not who we are. We are and remain, whatever our moods, God’s beloved children.”  -Henri Nouwen

Meister Eckhart inspirational quote about seeing God. #meistereckhart #quotes #spirituality #inspirationalquote #wisdom

As I marinated in a mixture of hopelessness and cynicism – I began to respond to the angsty funk in a less reactionary way. I began to look for the INVITATION from God as one of his beloved children.

An invitation…to surrender, to daily transform, to experience resistance as a force to prosper me, and primarily to SEE the path leading to deeper FAITHFULNESS.

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Photo of Michele and Jo: Melissa James

When Light Comes

The invitation did not arise from sitting alone in despair, venting on the phone, or interacting online. It only became clear when my husband whisked me away just before dusk for a long ride in the country. We discovered new terrain neither of us had ever seen, and as the sun set, he made space for me to safely lament.

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It was his loving presence, nature, and relationship that helped me seek the grace to put on a new mind. The darkness did not budge, but the invitation shimmered like a full harvest moon in the night sky.

What a blessing that relationship so beautifully creates light where there was none! Light that feels so much like healing and the beginnings of wholeness that I am convinced it IS indeed healing.

Pink garden roses in crystal vase. #frenchcountry #roses #floralarrangement #romanticdecor
Photo: Michelle Beckwith

Pause…for a French Inspired Garden

The invitation set before us is always there like the moon.

When I choose to seek it and respond, I can release my mind’s need to judge, dissect, find meaning, or decide. I can let go of my body’s desire for restoration and comfort. And I can surrender my heart’s longing for emotional harmony.

Rumi inspirational quote. #quotes #rumi #inspirationalquotes #sufipoetry #poetry #spiritualjourney #soulquotes

Only then is my SPIRIT free to align with God (who is closer than breath and embedded in everything in this expanding universe including the beautiful moon).

Rumi inspirational quote. #quotes #rumi #sufipoetry #poetry #spiritualjourney #soulquotes

To respond with a YES to the invitation to deepen is to be ushered into the warm embrace of what is True, Real, Everlasting, Timeless, Beautiful, Holy, Sacred, Eternal, and Mysterious.

With my whole heart, I am sending you the peacefulness of a soul whispering yes.

French Countryside Goodness to Uplift

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Oh those French shutters and climbing vines as well as rustic details – Haven In.
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The Flying Dutchwoman – crumbling stone, as well as weathered antique doors create a romantic sight in the Gulf of St. Tropez village of France.

French Country Decor Inspiration

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Chateau Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.
Because we need French garden inspiration too – Haven In!
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Elegant French country bathroom decor with terracotta tile floors, clawfoot tub, and also rustic wood beams – Haven In.

Encouraging Words to Lift Our Gaze

Faith quote: It is well with my soul even when it is not well with my circumstances - Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #faithquotes #psalm36 #soulquotes
IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL EVEN WHEN IT IS NOT WELL WITH MY CIRCUMSTANCES
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Blossoming Hope

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The Flying Dutchwoman…hello lovely Gulf of St. Tropez indeed.
Pema Chodron quote: gloriousness and wretchedness. #pemachodron #quotes #spirituality #faithquote #zenquote
GLORIOUSNESS & WRETCHEDNESS NEED EACH OTHER. ONE INSPIRES US, THE OTHER SOFTENS US…Pema Chodron.
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Haven In – this historic chateau near Provence France (Villa St-Saturnin) is located in the heart of the Luberon National Park near the medieval village of St-Saturnin-les-Apt

Words of Hope & Direction

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CLING TO WHAT IS GOOD. Romans 12:9.
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The Flying Dutchwoman…hello romantic exterior indeed.
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Haven In – South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence…lovely indeed!
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The Flying Dutchwoman…in case you admire South of France magic.

When Shadows Come

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KEEP YOUR FACE ALWAYS TOWARD THE SUNSHINE AND SHADOWS WILL FALL BEHIND YOU – Walt Whitman.
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The Flying Dutchwoman…in case you admire rustic French exteriors.
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YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD TO SET ANOTHER GOAL OR DREAM ANOTHER DREAM – C.S. Lewis.
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Haven In – Old World charm as well as breathtaking gardens in this South of France paradise retreat.

French Country Design Loveliness

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YOU LIVE OUT THE CONFUSIONS UNTIL THEY BECOME CLEAR -Anais Nin.
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Shannon Bowers via Milieu magazine…hello lovely indeed.

Nature’s Wisdom in Full Bloom

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Provence Exterior Design Inspiration from The Flying Dutchwoman.
Audrey Hepburn quote about planting a garden and hope. #quotes #inspirationalquotes #gardenquote #audreyhepburn #hellolovelystudio
TO PLANT A GARDEN IS TO BELIEVE IN TOMORROWS – Audrey Hepburn.
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Haven In…hello romantic French bath indeed.

Lovely French Farmhouse Decor Finds

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South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence…certainly lovely indeed!
Rumi inspirational quote - look past your thoughts. #hellolovelystudio #rumi #quotes #spiritualquotes #faithquotes #christianity
LOOK PAST YOUR THOUGHTS SO YOU MAY DRINK THE PURE NECTAR OF THIS MOMENT…certainly lovely from Rumi.

Fantasy Country French Dining Room

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.
Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence…hello lovely indeed!
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Provence Exterior Design Inspiration from The Flying Dutchwoman.
Kindness quote about its power - old Turkish proverb. #quotes #hellolovelystudio #kindnessquotes #inspirationalquotes
KIND WORDS WILL UNLOCK AN IRON DOOR – Old Turkish Proverb.
Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.
Haven In – in case you admire Old World style.
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Haven In – certainly a heavenly view.

Encouraging Reminders

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See this kitchen!Lauren DeLoach…hello lovely indeed.
Frank Lloyd Wright quote about passion and success. #flw #franklloydwright #quotes #inspirationalquotes #personalgrowth
YOU HAVE TO GO WHOLE HEARTEDLY INTO ANYTHING IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE ANYTHING WORTH HAVING – Frank Lloyd Wright.

Rustic Elegance

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.
Haven in…certainly enviable storage indeed.
Rustic French Country Doors in Provence and gorgeous curb appeal with climbing vines, crumbling stone, and weathered age. Photo: The Flying Dutchwoman. #provence #southoffrance #exteriors #weathereddoors #rusticdoor #frenchcountryside #summerinfrance #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frontdoor #sttropez
Romantic inspiration from France – The Flying Dutchwoman.

French Country Decor Inspiration

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.
Chateau Mireille – Haven In
Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Chateau Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.
In case you admire a lovely French staircase – Haven In.
Rustic French Country Doors in Provence and gorgeous curb appeal with climbing vines, crumbling stone, and weathered age. Photo: The Flying Dutchwoman. #provence #southoffrance #exteriors #weathereddoors #rusticdoor #frenchcountryside #summerinfrance #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frontdoor #sttropez
Oh the charm – The Flying Dutchwoman.

I hope these images ease every weary thought and soften any hard edge.

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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24 Comments

  1. October 8, 2018 / 1:29 am

    Wishing you a speedy recovery. Bon courage.
    I hope the beautiful photos you collected made you feel as zen as they made me feel.

    • michele
      Author
      October 8, 2018 / 9:11 am

      Merci, friend. While delicious food cannot yet soothe me, dreamy countryside zen will do. 🙂

  2. Linda
    October 8, 2018 / 7:37 am

    What beautiful pictures to calm an anxious mind. It has been one year to the day that we escaped a California wildfire with just our dogs. We lost everything of 50 years of marriage. We are very thankful but have had many anxious moments. We have resettled near our daughter and grandchildren. We are only looking forward.

    • michele
      Author
      October 8, 2018 / 9:10 am

      Looking forward is such an important reminder to us – and what a journey you have been on this year. With so much loss, I can imagine the heartache and uncertainties you have navigated. Escaping fire with only each other and managing to recover gratitude is surely transforming – I am so grateful you have made this space more beautiful by blessing it with your story of hope. Peace to you as you continue to heal and grow.

  3. Alice Genzlinger
    October 8, 2018 / 8:17 am

    God is in control! Romans 13:1

    • michele
      Author
      October 8, 2018 / 9:03 am

      Peace to you this morning, friend. xox

  4. Connie
    October 8, 2018 / 8:33 am

    Highly inspiring on a very dreary day in my little corner of the world. It brings much needed sunshine! 🙂

    • michele
      Author
      October 8, 2018 / 9:02 am

      Thank you for sharing the beauty with me – the sun is peeking through my clouds this very moment and your light is coming. xox

  5. Teresa C
    October 8, 2018 / 8:34 am

    Thank you! It’s the positive thoughts that fill us with hope. I always feel invigorated when I click on Hello Lovely to read your words and take in the beauty of the scenes of life.
    God bless you, dear
    T

    • michele
      Author
      October 8, 2018 / 9:02 am

      It’s lovely to have you here, T. xox

  6. Kathy
    October 8, 2018 / 9:58 am

    The images are beautiful and your words leave me speechless. I will read them again and again!
    Peace to you, Michele!

    • michele
      Author
      October 8, 2018 / 11:44 am

      I’ll take speechless – thanks for the encouragement and for reading, friend.

  7. Sheila in SF
    October 11, 2018 / 12:05 am

    Michele, your resolve and words of faith and encouragement are helping me right now as we all struggle with a relative’s serious illness.
    You are truly inspiring. Peace to you everyday. Love your blog.

    • michele
      Author
      October 11, 2018 / 8:57 am

      It is a great encouragement to hear this, and I am thinking of you and yours navigate this difficult time together. Thank you for the peace, don’t we all need it with each new day and the new cares which arise? Sending you light from my happy heart. xox

  8. Stephanie McElreath
    October 11, 2018 / 1:45 pm

    That was so beautifully written! What an incredible perspective you have shared. It makes me more grateful for challenges we face! Thank you for being that positive light!

    • michele
      Author
      October 11, 2018 / 11:05 pm

      I appreciate the kind words – thank you for reading and peace to you.

  9. October 15, 2018 / 7:35 pm

    Michelle, I’m a little late catching up here but I have to say…Inspiring! Thank you for making my nights when I get to visit Hello Lovely. And Thank You…for being you. For being so courageous. For being inspiring. For keeping the faith.

    • michele
      Author
      October 15, 2018 / 8:30 pm

      Thank you for paying it forward and making my night, friend! Peace to you and thank you for the kind words. 🙂

  10. Carryn
    September 21, 2019 / 9:40 pm

    Beautiful photos and lovely inspiring phrases to help us through our days. We in Australia are heading towards summer and our bushfire season so we have sympathy and understanding of Linda’s and others loss. I loved the saying from Audrey Hepburn and “keep the faith” . God’s blessings to you all.

    • Michele
      Author
      September 22, 2019 / 4:23 pm

      Thanks so much for reading with tenderness and for the blessings – wishing you grace and peace as you head into summer. Best to you and yours in Australia, Carryn. 🙂

  11. Deborah
    August 26, 2020 / 9:00 am

    Thank you for your deep, meaningful and inspiring thoughts. Lovely photos from a truly lovely woman. Wishing you lots of happiness and sunny days ahead.

    • Michele
      Author
      August 26, 2020 / 5:23 pm

      So grateful for your visit today and the kind uplifting words. Peace to you, friend. Right where you are.

  12. Carmen Billing
    September 2, 2020 / 1:03 am

    such a long time has passed since you wrote those amazing & lovely words. I pray that this now finds you healed in body & spirit. God Bless You. Several years ago I went through a deeply traumatic episode in my life when I thought I never wanted to wake again. I would love to have read your comforting words then, however, I did survive…a little tattered on the edges perhaps & a different person to before….but your words have encouraged me now & I will certainly not forget them. Thank you

    • Michele
      Author
      September 2, 2020 / 10:34 am

      Sending peace and warm thoughts and gratitude for your kind words. I’m so happy to hear about the healing which came to you. My body has not healed, and my circumstances are not rosy. The future remains unclear, but my heart is at peace, my soul rests in the mystery which I have come to trust and love. xox

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Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp
Venetian Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
French Panel Mirror
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Antique Chinese Weathered Bench
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Colleen Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Accent Chair
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Cedar & Blossom Candle
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Ruffle Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool