We will be meeting at Martin Regional Library - 2601 S. Garnett Rd. at 6:30 for both November and December meetings so mark your calendars!!! There will be October treats since we won't be at a restaurant, and after all, it is Halloween time, so sugar is never a bad thing! As you come in the door, turn left, and there will be a sign pointing you to the right room!
I heard a terrific talk on a biblical perspective of the current state of craziness in our countries politics right now. The talk never mentioned a particular party or nominee, even in veiled terms, but stressed the importance of simply knowing how "your" candidate aligns with biblical teaching. The whole point was where is your focus?
Is it a horizontal focus? (Be about the same as everyone else)
Staying about the same as everyone else
Not making too much of a stand
Not digging in too much to know the issues at stake
Or is it a vertical focus? (Focus on God)
Making sure you are focused on a higher purpose
Making a stand as long as it is on solid ground
Digging in to know about the subject
I thought that was a unique and refreshing way to look at things. I thought immediately that is how we should be about our kids. Even when "everybody else" thinks a certain way, or feels like that is as good as it's going to be, or gives advice that something inside tells you it's not quite right, but oh well...we need to stop and see where our focus is. We can all get entrenched in "inertia". That is simply being so used to something, even if it is not something that is the best for us or our kids, but the easiest thing - so we stay in the same routine.
So, take a look at some of those situations, habits or thoughts that are just simply inertia. Pick a day to change that situation, habit or thought and take a step. Especially where our kids are concerned, every day that goes by in inertia, is not something that moves them forward. So, I encourage you to pick a day, pick the thing that may be holding you back and get those eyes up and focus on God, and he will help you take a step to move forward!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to Him and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
Yes, I've talked about that scripture before and always point out the "make your paths straight" original text meaning is actually "remove obstacles". So, there you go. I'd like a few less obstacles, wouldn't you?
Blessings and don't forget to stay current with the college effort!
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See you at the library!