Think on these things. Philippians 4:8
I tend to live in the moment and write about life as it happens. In the last 48 hours I have received numerous and seemingly random contacts from people with whom I have shared the Adventure of life, and life with God.
Josh our middle child called, and we talked for a long while about really good stuff -- I am so proud of him. A couple who were in a church plant I did in Maine, nearly 25 years ago, went to the trouble of finding Sandy and me through Facebook -- Don and his wife Jana are in a pastorate in Lima, Montana. A good friend, and a partner in a dynamic men's ministry in Georgia called -- another great conversation. And I received a hand written letter from one of my young Jedi's who trekked China with me -- he is in med-school, brilliant, and praying about how and where he can invest his talents for Kingdom work.
All of a sudden melancholy comes riding in on waves of emotion that wash over me.
So what do we do with such thoughts and feelings? In front of the fragment of Philippians 4:8, the apostle Paul tells us what kinds of things we are to think on -- things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praise worthy.
From a lifetime that is behind me came forth fragments of just such things. I will think on them -- and I will be grateful.