My heart is full tonight. Got to stay curled up on the couch with Kim tonight, Steve texted me to let me know he and friends were going to a movie, enjoyed teaching Nicole the Canadian national anthem : -) and just got a big good-night hug from Jessica. It doesn't get any better than this!
Had a great convo with a friend today about success. As Jonathan was saying, "how many times have we heard from other people, 'Success isn't everything' " when really what they probably mean or should mean is "money isn't everything"; because, in reality, Success IS everything. True Success, that is. Scripture is full of examples of both sides of it. Stories of lives where outward appearances did not make up for lost relationships. Stories of humble surroundings/beginnings, loving relationships, and huge elevation by God.
Let's remember to keep the important things in priority in our life. As we serve God and man, let relationships run deep with those God has placed in our life starting with our spouse, kids, extended family, and friends. Those are THE things that we will give an account for. If we are trying to reach the "world" and neglect those closest to us, it is safe to say that it will be in vain.
The important things, however, will remain...forever.