Mike and I went to Memorial Park this evening, so made this little collage of pictures. It was beautiful but very cold. It's late, will write more later. Everyone have a great week. Sometimes when I'm wondering about things, I play pick up my bible, and just open it up at a page, and then just with my pencil close my eyes and go down, today I did that and it went to James 4:1 "Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires and pleasure? I was like wow, he hit right at the root with his ax with a problem I was feeling yesterday. Yesterday was really nice. Just relaxing, but we also had one of our first little arguments. Sometimes there is a absorption with our own desires- getting our own way and having our own needs met. When that passion is frustrated, it can quicklly become anger that demeans others and humiliates us. Though we may get what we want, we're left feeling unsatisfied. I get that way sometimes when I don't get my way. Or if an expectation is not met. I say be careful Derek. I know my needs will be met, don't get fearful. Anyway I liked this quote I read today. It hit home. I'm better than I used to when my anger peaks, I say in my mind "time out" and ask for guidance with the one I know always understands me, who cares for us more than we can ever know and understands us better than we understand ourselves. It was only a short time of anger, we got through it, talked about it, and figured it out. Funny how this quote from James 4:1 hit so close to home.
"For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness."
Mike made me this today for our scrapbook, so thought I'd put a copy in here.