Oh sure, my last blog post is about making marriage work and this morning my husband wakes up grumpy and not exactly nice. Doug does apologize before going to work, but I could feel my brain triggering anger. I stood my ground with God, with the New Testament concept of a God of Love, Spirit. My prayer was an affirmation that God can control my brain and therefore the anger. Within 20 minutes, the anger was not only gone, but replaced with a thankful calm.
Doug came home and showed me his new beard. Yes, I cracked up.
From 21st Century Science and Health, “People, who touch the fringe of Christ’s garmentand master their illegitimate convictions, their angers, and their fight-or-flight reactions, will rejoice in the proof of healing—in a sweet and certain sense that God is Love.”
Human lifestyles or attitudes are not what keep a relationship intact. Truth keeps relationships intact. And the truth is we have to be adaptable in this world or else we adapt to all the materialism, consumerism, isolation, heartache, and deluge of information in the world.
When I first met Doug, we clicked. We both were partial to farming as a goal. Our sense of humor was similar. Our values were alike. Our work ethics related. However, over the last 28 years, we’ve had to adapt. We had children. Our work places changed. The economy fluctuated. Parents needed to be cared for before dying. We bought newer vehicles that are so high tech we were doing well to open and close the windows without setting off the alarm.
Doug and me on motorcycle trip across the United States
We are still married, not because we think alike, but because we can change our thinking and adapt to thoughts that reach out and love. It hasn’t been easy sometimes, because sometimes one person is carrying a lot of weight, but instead of defending what we have, we look forward to more.
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” (Rom. 12:2, NIV)
How do we know Cause and effect? How can we believe in God? Is it through the head or the heart?
God has been defined as divine Mind, Love.
Instead of answering, or bickering over, the above questions, I ask, What is an infinite Mind? How would a compassionate, principled Love express itself?
I find, the head and heart don’t get to know God.
God knows and loves our head and heart.
During the summer, when the grass is green, you can see me a mile away. Ah, but after a dusting of snow in the winter, I am incognito. Can you find me?
Where is Zen Kitty?
Can you find me?
How about now?
Looking for Zen Kitty
Calvin sees Zen Kitty and races to play
“Your life is now hidden with Christ in God.” (Col. 3:3, NIV)