I was a bit hasty to post this photo yesterday. I have been mulling over many things, over the past months. As we all know aggression and atrocities have increased against human beings, babies in the womb, animals as well. People are impatient and have no problem making their viewpoint known. Anger and self control have exited out the door perhaps never to return. Loss of life in different manners. My heart sinks at times for the icky stuff happening. My thoughts have been to address the importance of mental health, mental well being. What am I doing, what are each of us doing to contribute to having and maintaining a healthy mindset? What can we do different to maintain peace of mind, so that the darkness doesn’t overtake us and consume us? We all have trials and battles, those battles of the mind that try to persist. How can we help those that are struggling. What we meditate on daily effects our thinking. Is it good, positive, encouraging? So this I share today. Not sure what to do with this idea, but for now, this is what is on my heart.
Be careful, then, how you live-not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5: 15-16
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2
My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. Proverbs 20-23
that cold sharp tone
makes my bones shiver
i know now
that a heart is changed
when one recognizes
does not have
all of the answers
God help us
We are all infected and impure with sin. When we display our righteous deeds, they are nothing but filthy rags. Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall, and our sins sweep us away like the wind..
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a rogue tongue
not so fun..
what’s going on?
in you brain
and your heart
we are not all
we do all have
a beating heart
blood that runs
through our veins..
yours is not more precious
or any others..
as God is our maker
we were created by
and it was his plan
for all of us
to be kind..
1 Corinthians 13:1
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth..
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On April 16th I posted about our weedy backyard. Rototiller/Bee man was out of commission at the time and unable to do any strenuous work. Some how, I would say with some gumption, we were able to put our hands to the plow and a little sweat to our brow. Our little plot of land has been transformed into an eye pleasing small garden. I say this with some exaggeration..Lol!
Of late I have been pondering about battles, there are battles of pests and insects, and there are battles with people. A lot of the battles take place in our brain. We mull over, we question, we fixate, we doubt, we get confused and the troubles we face look, feel, and seem ominous. I know because I was fixated on something yesterday that was totally robbing me of peace. I had to call on someone who I trust, to confide in and she listened and then made some suggestions. I knew in my heart what I had to do. I wanted to confront the issue and be done with it. I wanted peace in that area. Sometimes, I have to put on the armor of courage, because I am not always brave. How often we do try to deal with stuff and stuff it, thinking, oh yes, I can handle it. So, I moved forward with determination in my heart to settle a certain matter. Wow, it was so amazing and so freeing once I put on my brave heart and what it did, was break the ice that was solid and unmoving, and set my heart free and brought me peace.
I am thankful for the wise woman of God that spoke into my heart, and got me thinking on how to approach what was bugging me. No matter how strong we think we are, we need to voice our concerns. We want to be healthy citizens of this world.. I want to be strong and courageous and not cower when pressure comes my way. We want to win the everyday battles. I had some major stinking thinking going on. If we don’t let the light in, it will stay dark in that place, in our head, in our hearts.
Look for the beauty around you, look to who is in your life that supports you. Look to those that are placed on your path to help teach you a lesson. We want to grow and flourish, not to stagnate or let depression consume us.
Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honorable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue and if there be any praise, think on these things.
I had been feeling off kilter, as though I was losing my balance. Unorganized, too much coffee, too much time on the computer, no exercise, hadn’t read a book in ages…. Last weeks message at church was on, what has become priority in your life…and I already knew. I had become a
couch chair potato long enough. I decided to check out the local gym…ugh.. I am not a fan of gyms. I put that aside and found out what they had to offer women. I realized that I needed Balance. I don’t juggle several things at onetime very well..
Each of us has to find what works well for us. What takes care of mind, body, soul and spirit. More water, less coffee, healthier choices. Less of some things and more of others..Balance..
We drove east from our home yesterday. Our destination was Sister’s, Oregon. It is all mountainous and we saw some very interesting sights. I have been mulling over in my mind the last few days which word or words might jump out at me.. and wa la.. It is potential. As human beings we all have room for growth, no matter the age. I don’t ever want to think that I have arrived or achieved or that there is not anything I don’t need to work on. Today I am thinking about, So as a man thinketh, so is he. What we think about, what we dwell on really does make a difference. There is a lot of garbage out in the universe and it will have an impact on you, or me if that is what we keep our focus on..
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable to you O Lord, my rock, my redeemer.