We've been thinking about Philippians 4:8
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
We have another list of good things that we can think about. These are traits that naturally come upon us as our spirits mature in Christ.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Recently while their daddy was away in Brazil, these 2 boys stepped up, not to the plate, but to the table. Actually, It wasn't a table yet, but pieces and parts, which when put together would become a table. The two working together delivered. All they needed was a screw driver, a wrench and patience. Fine work boys. Congratulations on a job well done. We are proud of both of you.
The spiritual trait I want to call attention to this time is forbearance, or the more familiar word, patience. It is such a wonderful quality in other people. But in reality, it will bring peace to you and your home if you can manage to develop it.
It does not come upon you over night. It generally takes a lot of planning and concentration...but it can be learned. You and your associates at home and away will be blessed by it.
Beth, the mother of these boys, has the job of raising them and daddy is not always there. It really requires a lot of patience, especially when one of the children is 2 years old.
When you are keeping yourself busy thinking of good things, focus on patience. It will do you good.