Focusing on Negatives

Philippians 4:8
“Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.”
Paul’s directive to the Philippians sounds so right, so appealing, so uplifting, and so unlike the way we live.

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Marriage: The Ripe Fruit of Learning to Love

We’re entering the last portion of our earthly togetherness, my husband and I. Perhaps we’ll have a decade or two more here with each other… but perhaps not. As awareness of our mortality draws nearer, we’re surprised by the sweetness of its presence. It’s taken us years and years to learn, but now? Now we’re tasting the ripe fruit of learning to love.

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