Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Wisdom for Wednesday - Thoughts


Every school year, I come up with a theme for our household. Something that--if we all work on it--will hopefully make things run more smoothly and keep us focused on things that are truly important.
 
I decided to share our 2013-2014 theme with you for this week's...
 

 
This quote came from a dear friend of mine. She explained that every morning as she was growing up, when she headed out the door for school, her mom would say, "Think good thoughts!"
 
You may be thinking...of course we want to think about positive things. However, my friend knew when her mom said this, it was more than that. The phrase referred back to...
 
"...whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."
 
Philippians 4:8
 
For my family, I decided to challenge my kids to memorize verses 6 and 7 as well because the truths found there will help us think good thoughts.
 
If we don't worry and take everything to God in prayer with thanksgiving, the peace of God which passes all understanding will keep our hearts and minds through Christ!
 
What could keep us from thinking good thoughts then?
 
 

7 comments:

  1. This is wonderful for life and the classroom. Thank you!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  2. Just found your blog. Made me cry! So thankful for you and your family. I think about you often as I venture intoffirst grade. He he!

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    1. Hooray! How cool that you found *this* post! Sure do miss you. You'll settle into first grade just fine. :-)

      Crystal

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  3. Just found your blog. Made me cry! So thankful for you and your family. I think about you often as I venture intoffirst grade. He he!

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  4. Great idea! I need to get my teenagers to focus on thinking positively!

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    1. Exactly. Seems like it is way too easy to focus on the negative!

      Crystal

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