I was chatting with a neighbor this afternoon and we were talking about some things our families have been through this year...from deaths, to financial difficulties, to the joys of parenting, and more. It is true, that as we get older, we realize what really matters in this life. Faith, family, friendships.
With the economic struggles we face as a nation, now more than ever, I place the highest value on these precious gifts. We are a consumer nation, so many gadgets and gizmos, so many have-to-have-its, so much STUFF. We are on a much tighter budget these days, and I am reminded to hold tight to what is dear to me...and keep a lighter touch on everything else.
1 Timothy 6:7 reads, "For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out."
and in Matthew 6:20-21, we are told to "...store up your treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
So this week I decided to host a blog hop. If you have words of wisdom to share, write your post on your blog, then grab the code for the hop and paste it at the bottom of your post. Any of your readers can grab the code and join the hop as well. It's really not all that complicated...read more at the MckLinky site. Find a link with directions below.
(Okay Strang family, you're up!)