The God Box

Greetings on this blustery snowy day in Michigan!!

I wanted to share with you something our Pastor did during children’s time last Sunday. A gracious man from our church made these beautiful little wood boxes that the pastor handed out to all of the children. He called them “God Boxes,” and explained how anytime something was bothering them, they could write it down and put it in the box. I noticed a few adults around me shaking their heads and indicated they thought it a great idea. I said to my neighbor, “I might need a little bigger box!”

So as I thought more about this I thought, this is REALLY a great idea! How many times do we all just let things rattle around in our heads, struggle with them, and let them stress us out, when all we really need to do is turn them over to God. I thought the box would be a great reminder to do this and I’ve found it very satisfying just writing it down, putting in the box for God to handle, and letting go. It is peaceful and made me feel good to get it off my mind.

I found a box at Hobby Lobby that seemed perfect for what I was looking for, but you could use almost anything you want. I kind of wanted mine to look special, and as I said, I needed a little bigger box than the kids. So here is my box!

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Have a great day!

Julie

Change Your Thoughts, Change Your World!

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”  Philippians 4:8 (NIV)

I struggle with my thoughts sometimes.  I tend to worry or have a hard time thinking positively about certain things or situations.  I once read a book that suggested you can battle these  types of thoughts by replacing them with scripture.  I have tried doing this  and it really makes a difference in my day to day life!  Suddenly, the worry and negativity  disappear and are replaced with the peace and comfort of God’s word.

I came across this picture when I was searching for some inspirational sayings for motivation.  I won’t be doing any one-handed handstands any time soon (or ever), but I loved the message and am inspired to continue to work on changing my thoughts!

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Jules recently told me, change your thoughts and your actions will follow or change your actions and your thoughts will follow-you just need to change one of of them!  What a wise sister I have!

~Blessings,

Jen