“Guard your heart above all else, for it will determine the course of your life” Proverbs 4:23.
These wise words, and others like them, are often volleyed around our house especially when any of us suspect another is approaching “tilt”. When things get hectic, over-committed, and no margin is left for the normal wear-and-tear in life we know how it can have a negative impact on our joy and peace. We naively run down our emotional & spiritual batteries and displace intentions to love others with selfish, short-term, often meaningless tasks. Sometimes forcing ourselves out of this pattern is just the heart guard we need.