CRUISE SHIP GRANDMOTHER – July 15, 2016

Philippians 4:8, Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

I just finished reading a story about an 86 year old grandmother who has been living on a cruise ship named “Crystal Serenity!” She’s been living on the ship for the past seven years at an annual cost of $164,000.

When asked if she ever thought she would leave the ship, she stated that she doubted she would ever be able to readjust to the real world again.

There might be some truth in that statement. I’m sure that living on a cruise ship is pretty special, but it still has its problems such as: cramped quarters, rough weather, and ship-wide sicknesses from time to time. In other words, there’s no perfect place in the real world or on the deep blue sea.

That is why the Apostle Paul said that the best way to deal with the real world is to focus on the positives and not the negatives. He said, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8

The truth is that wherever you live there are problems. The key is to focus on the good and not the bad.

Think about it and have a blessed week!

John Mark Caton, Ph.D