Above is a picture of the wall by my computer. Here’s what I have posted there, and what they mean to me.
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” ~ Jim Rohn
This is a sobering thought, and a good reminder to choose your friends, especially your closest friends, with great care.
“Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.” ~ William Arthur Ward
This one challenges me because I have fallen short of most of those things for much of my life. I’m doing a bit better, and working at it.
“If what you believe does not reflect truth, then what you feel does not reflect reality.” ~ Neil T Anderson
This quote has been part of our lives for 25 years. It reminds me to check my beliefs regularly. It also warns me my feelings can be misleading, and helps me keep things in line so my feelings do reflect reality.
“If anyone ever asks you, “what would Jesus do,” remind them flipping tables and chasing people with a whip is in the realm of possibilities.” ~ Unknown
They showed this when I was at advanced bootcamp last fall. I love it because it challenges the neutered Jesus some are pushing. It also challenges me to think about what I do and why.
“It’s ok to have too much fun.“
My wonderful wife got this for me. Of course I agree 100%, and always have felt this way. I take her gift as permission!
Manosphere Got You Down? “Warn a divisive person once, and then warn him a second time. After that, have nothing to do with him. 11 You may be sure that such a man is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.” Titus 3:10-11 NIV
A friend make this cartoon for me last year when I was taking a lot of heat on The Generous Husband from some manosphere types. I have a tendency to argue any point to the ground, and I was not doing very wall at avoiding doing that with the commenter on the blog. This cartoon was encouraging, and a kind way to suggest it was time for me to let it go. I thank God for friends who look out for me in this way!
What’s on your wall, refrigerator or bathroom mirror? what does it say about you? What does it communicate to your husband about you?