Monday Musings for 2.24.20

 

Dear Friends,

When Helen and I were house shopping in Nampa (it was ten years ago!), we noticed that many, if not most of the houses we looked at had words painted on their inside walls.  Often these were verses from scripture.  Or inspirational sayings.  A real estate agent would probably discourage that practice.  Overly “personalized” homes don’t sell as quickly as homes the buyers can envision as their own.  Still, we were impressed by this.  It told us that faith in God is a high value in this area.

In Deuteronomy we find this:

Never forget these commands that I am giving you today.  Teach them to your children.  Repeat them when you are at home and when you are away, when you are resting and when you are working . . . Write them on the doorposts of your houses and on your gates (6:6-7,9).

Helen and I were in the home of some friends the other day.  These friends didn’t have words on their walls but they did have a framed picture that caught our attention.  The author is Bonnie Mohr and the title is “Living Life.”

Life is not a race — but indeed a journey.  Be honest.  Work hard.  Be choosy.  Say “thank you,” “I love you,” and “great job” to someone each day.  Go to church, take time for prayer.  The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh.  Let your handshake mean more than pen and paper.  Love your life and what you’ve been given, it is not accidental — search for your purpose and do it as best you can.  Dreaming does matter.  It allows you to become that which you aspire to be.  Laugh often.  Appreciate the little things in life and enjoy them.  Some of the best things really are free.  Do not worry, less wrinkles are more becoming.  Forgive, it frees the soul.  Take time for yourself — plan for longevity.  Recognize the special people you’ve been blessed to know.  Live for today, enjoy the moment.

Words to live by, I think you will agree.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

In Christ,

 

John