“For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].” Philippians 4:8-9[AMP] -> me: Well, I didn’t get very far today…I went from verse 7 to verse 8 and dwelt…I usually post with the ESV but the Amplified version is so thorough and I think reveals more of what Paul was meaning in these sentences. Following on the heels of yesterday this is a reaffirmation that the way I keep joy in my heart and rejoice, is by keeping this list of things on my mind and at the forefront of my thoughts. I have really tried to bring thankfulness into my prayer life by spending time acknowledging what God has done; even just the day before. Keeping my mind fixed on these things will help me see more of what God is doing in my day to day; it is a reinforcing circular dependency that can keep my spirits up and be the strength my family needs right now. I can’t tell you how thankful I am that my quiet times have landed me here in Philippians this weekend.