Saturday, November 17, 2012

Perfect path, paved and pretty ...

Africa, of course.


We live in an imperfect world, and there's no comfortable path laid out for us. We might find ourselves distracted by the difficulties sometimes. I know I do.

It is so worth it to not give up! (Joyce Meyer this morning, not surprisingly.)

A difficult day or a difficult decade can wear us down. It can keep us from seeing the greater good. It can be difficult to come up with an adequate reason for continuing.

What if these difficulties with which we deal today are tools on the assembly line down which we must pass? Could it be that these days shape us, add to us, adjust us, polish us, so that we will perform well when we're needed?

Burkina Faso
Perhaps it's worth remembering that having family, food, and shelter is the best for which most of the world can ever hope. Contentment, then; is it maybe just a choice rather than an accumulation of things?  Yes, it's a choice.

(1Tim 6:8)

Smiling while running ...
requires a happy heart!