Do you remember my post from yesterday about my boys playing with their mattresses? Well it happened again today. Four times! Along with quite a bit of whining, crying, demanding, and yelling. It was quite a day. I had to discipline the boys about four times as much as I do on a typical day.
It’s exhausting. It’s frustrating.
But at the end of the day this is what fills my mind.
The joy and surprise on Matthew’s (age 2) face when the pillow pet he picked out online showed up on our doorstep.
Caleb (11 months) playing and giggling for hours with brown packing paper.
Josiah (age 4) placing his hand on my tummy and praying for me when I told him it hurt. His simple prayer. “Se sana esta pansita en el nombre de Jesus.” (This tummy is healed in the name of Jesus.)
These are the things I remember. These are the moments I treasure.
I fill my mind with the true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious,the best, not the worst, the beautiful, not the ugly, things to praise, not things to curse. It keeps me grateful. It prevents me from becoming resentful. It’s Biblical, and it works.
Summing it all up, friends, I'd say you'll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious-the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.