Feelings are Flavors 

This morning I had been feeling out of sorts. Between this and that and worrying about money, Don and I chatted and we came to a conclusion.

Feelings are the flavor in life.
Feelings are not the anchor. 
God’s truth is the anchor.

So when my feelings are swirling around in my mind and heart I can treat them with a proper respect.
They are flavors that enhance the day. 
Sometimes they are a bitter flavor, or sometimes sour, sometimes sweet.

But in the end, they are just an enhancement, not the reality.

This morning as I was fretting,  worrying about money
(a negative feeling, yucky flavor)

What was the truth?

The truth is I am fine.

Can I do all the things I think are SO important?
Maybe, maybe not.

But the truth is, my life is not based on my bank account.

My feelings need to come in line with what is true.

Can I travel all I want?
Nope.
Can I buy all the stuff I want?
Nope.
Can I ever, have all my wants and desires?
Nope.

What to do with the feelings associated with that disappointment?
Recognize the disappointment as a feeling
And then

Refocus on God’s Word.

Corral those feelings and make them a flavor and not a master.

” For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.

🔸But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

So, there you have it.
The anchor.

Pray and trust our God that loves us dearly

❤️

Matthew 6

Able to Breathe 

I have a gross but useful thought. It’s about spiritual strongholds.
James says … For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every evil practice.
… Webster’s …

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I had a moment.

Burlington has a small, ordinary looking restaurant by the park. It’s one of those places that you can drive by for years and never go in but, the parking lot is always full at breakfast. 

I went in. 

Yep, it’s simple, old and full of people … older people … HA! makes you wonder what I was doing in there, right?
No? My gray streaks let me fit right in?  

Sigh. Yep, guess so. 

As I waited I was greeted by my friend. In she came, like a rush of sunlight. Bright, happy, warm and engaging. 

Her name is Nanette.  Continue reading

Family Core Values

They say hindsight is 20/20, I think it’s true.

I was asked about the principle of defined family core values.

A defined set of core values will be like a road map of success to transform a family, give the family a picture of what they are aiming for. 

We can see a families core value chart by how they relate to each other, relate to the world, to God Himself and to circumstances. We all act our of what we have decided is important. Continue reading

Happy at Home 

 

Home  is the foundation upon which great civilizations are built. It is the sacred dwelling where souls are forged, humans have great value, children are cherished and marriage is regarded as holy.

Home  is the place where moral excellence is modeled, learned, practiced, upheld, and honored daily; where innocence is allowed to grow; where holiness is prized; and where cynicism is kept at bay.  Continue reading

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