Tuesday, September 9, 2008

lovely

"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things honest, whatsoever things just, whatsoever things pure, whatsoever things lovely, whatsoever things of good report; if any virtue, and if any praise, think on these things." - Philippians 4:8

these are the best things to think about anyway, right? this advice seems so logical, yet at times it can be so hard to live by. lately, i have needed constant reminders to focus on good, particularly the good in people, so i put this here (and on my desk at school) to provide just that. i have this nasty tendancy to get bogged down in circumstances. i let them stress me out, produce knots in my shoulder, wake me up at 4 AM, not enjoy simply relaxing with people i love, etc. throughout the circumstances i know that i need the eyes of my loving Father, yet i continue to try to wade through the filth on my own without noticing the gems along the way. i know it makes me stronger, so i am thankful, but in the midst of it my focus is off.

here's to focusing on the lovely things in life.

(on a side note, circumstances alluded to above have nothing to do with students or with marriage. those are the lovely things.)