Saturday, 5 January 2013

Two Choices: FridayFavs!

There are two choices
'round these here parts...

 
be miserable because of the snow....
 
 
or go sledding...
 
 
 
we choose the sled!
Well, most of the time anyway.
 
 
 
We do read a lot too....
 
Isn't that true of life itself? See the good gifts. See the blessings even in the midst of the fog and sometimes pain, or be miserable. Only by focusing our mind on what is true and real today are we about to do this. Feelings can be false. Feelings can lead us astray. And contrary to popular belief (and every Disney move ever made ;) ), following your heart is not ever a good idea. (Jeremiah 17:9). This is not mere optimism like taking lemons and making lemonade or a sticking your head in the sand and pretending life doesn't exist beyond dew drops and rainbows approach to life. No, this is a methodical choice, sometimes moment by moment. It's hard when life is hard and "snowy". It hurts when life hurts sometimes, but it is a command, really. So take solace here friends:
 
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Phil. 4:8
 
 
 
 
friday favorite things | finding joy

2 comments:

  1. Just knowing that we can 'choose' to feel or do is important in every day life. I love your photos with those smiling faces enjoying the snow.

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    1. Betty! Thanks for stopping by....I appreciate the encouaragement! :)

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