Barbara Higby

Quarantining my Mind

HOPE during COVID #3

Quarantining may have slowed the spread the of germs in our home, but it hasn’t stopped cynicism from seeping into my heart—so I decided to quarantine my mind. I no longer listen to the posers, pundits, or politicians. I am taking steps to feed, not diminish, my faith so I’m intentionally walking the “P” path of HOPE:

Ponder the Positive, not the Problems

My April suggestion to daily record three things we’re thankful wasn’t an empty exercise but a constructive activity to focus our minds and sensitize our hearts. There’s too much negative to consume us and too much positive we overlook. Every blessing we enjoy is a whisper of what awaits us, a wooing of our hearts to love what’s lasting and real.

God’s promises are ours and, for the most part, vaguely comprehended and underappreciated. So let’s be intentional. Let’s turn our attention to what is sure and true and hope-filled, and tune out the doubt, worry, and fear.

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

A sure way to ponder the positive—watch The UK Blessing on YouTube or on my FB page.

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