"Collecting Love's Thoughts" : prints available here
Ephesians 5:20 “ giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father..."
Early in our marriage, a wise older couple shared some profound wisdom. It was only five little words, but, WOW! They have really served to help sustain us. RAISE your appreciation and LOWER your expectations!So many times, I've thought that the reason this is so awesome, is probably because it's exactly the OPPOSITE of what we humans gravitate toward! Left unchecked, we are self-centered and seek our own comfort. We add expectations like charms on a bracelet. We easily forget other's strong points, in light of our growing wants.
In our marriage, we have often reached for this little nugget, pulled it out, and freshly remembered it's sparkle. We've made a practice of taking time to specifically telling each other things we are thankful for in the other. Exchanging appreciations has incredible power to smooth over rough patches, water dry areas and freshly kindle love's glow. Try it. I guarantee it really does wonders when regularly practiced!
Welcome! Glad you're here! This little spot is where I share thoughts, writings and verses that fuel my life, my marriage, and my art. My desire is to offer up hope and grace and help make your life feel a bit lighter.