It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Chapter 4, Page 24, Book 16


There are treasures in life, 
but owners are few
Of money and power
to buy things brand new.
Yet you can be wealthy
and feel regal too,
If you will just look
for the treasures in you.
These treasures in life
are not hard to find
When you look in your heart,
your soul, and your mind.

For when you are willing
to share what's within,
Your fervent search
for riches will end.
The joy and the laughter,
the smile that you bring;
The heart unafraid
to love and to sing;
The hand always willing
to help those in need;
Ones quick to reach out,
to labor and feed.
So thank you for sharing
  these great gifts inside;
The caring, the cheering,
the hug when one cried.
Thanks for the energy,
encouragement too,
And thank you for sharing
 the treasures in you.

Author Unknown 

April 24th- the heart and the mind work together

Sing to the Lord a new song. 

Psalm 98:1

Why should we sing? Because singing engages our hearts as well as our minds.  I read an article that said that in order for  faith to be extraordinary, both our hearts and our minds need to be fully engaged. To just engage our hearts in our faith, as important as that is, isn’t enough. Likewise, to just engage our minds in our faith, as important as that is, also isn’t enough.
Our choice is not one or the other, our hearts or our minds, that we must choose between, as though faith requires disengaging one of them. Instead, our choice is our hearts and our minds  Extraordinary faith then results from a healthy balance of engaging both our hearts and our minds in our faith. When we only engage our hearts in our faith, our faith is lopsided and is not able to endure the hardships in life, because it is not firmly grounded .

I think that by fully engaging both our hearts and minds is the key to most anything we do in life in order to succeed.  We need our hearts and minds working together.  Using both we discover the treasures in life, the things that truly matter.

When it comes to decision making, the two, heart and mind, reason and intuition, can in fact work well together. It just takes a bit of effort and training.

The mind is also responsible for higher thought. It combines sense, thinking, judgement, and memory. It allows you to weigh cost and benefit to make reasoned decisions. When listening to your heart, your inner voice may not always be clear, but it’s trying to tell you something.

It’s necessary for the mind and heart to work together.  The two are not contradictory. You only have to learn to listen to your heart and discover what lies behind it. Think carefully and let your values play a big role in decision making, and do so rationally. Make choices that best serve your values and that prioritize the ones that are most important to you.


Your heart knows things that your mind can't explain.


jack69 said...

There are times my heart knows things that mind cannot explain.
Looks like a lovely day in North carolina. Hope you have a great Sunday!

Debbie said...

The Lord knows our hearts, and our minds. I pray He dwells in my heart, and my mind follows.
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Great post!

Mevely317 said...

When speaking of one's mind/heart, I always used "or" ... never considered "and"!
Thanks for today's sweet life lesson!


The Treasures poem is sweet. I liked it. This quote that you made though I think is important, "We need our hearts and minds working together to discover the treasures in life, the things that truly matter."

betty said...

I liked that Treasures poem. So true too about our hearts and minds needing to work together in making decisions, appreciating treasures, etc. Its that blending I think that makes life more enjoyable and decisions easier to make.


shortybear said...

beautiful post

Buttercup said...

As I learned in French class a billion years ago, "The heart has its reasons that reason does not know." Amazing the things that stick with us from school.