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Feeding the Fire

Sunday, January 26, 2014

The wood stove is just one of many fires that I choose to feed.
This morning I got up to a warm house as usual. It is warm because my husband gets up in the middle of the night and feed the fire. Yes, we do have an oil furnace. The wood stove is only back up, but we love the warmth of the wood fire in winter. My husband’s gracious gift of getting out of bed at 2 am is a reminder of his dedication to keeping our home cozy. I am an early riser, so I add wood to the fire, and then start my morning exercise and writing routine.

Feeding the fires of life is a discipline needed to meet goals. I try to keep first things first.
1. I pray while I exercise, and I read the scriptures for motivation. I need to get my spirit focused on the Lord Jesus Christ. I need to get my body moving in order to feel good and stay in shape. This also keeps my blood sugar levels where they belong. Mathew 6:33 “Seek first the kingdom of God, and all these other things will be added to you. When I take time for God each day, I find that my day goes smoothly, and I am calmer.
2. I speak encouraging words of love and life to my family, friends and those I work with. An encouraging word goes a long way to help others on their journey. Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

What fires do you feed every day?
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