Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Those pesky thoughts. As life goes on, everyday, memories are made. Focus on the good ones. Nothing good comes from focusing on negative stuff. Give nothing and no one power enough to ruin your day!
We battled snow & getting to where we are and now we will be doing the same on our return. Focus on the good while staying focused on the present…en theos ††† jim
In English, the phrase fly in the ointment is an idiomatic expression for a drawback, especially one that was not at first apparent, e.g.
- We had a cookstove, beans, and plates; the fly in the ointment was the lack of a can opener.
The likely source is a phrase in the King James Bible:
- Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour. (Ecclesiastes 10:1)
For five centuries, ‘a fly in the ointment’ has meant a small defect that spoils something valuable or is a source of annoyance. The modern version thus suggests that something unpleasant may come or has come to light in a proposition or condition that is almost too pleasing; that there is something wrong hidden, unexpected somewhere.
Just having the meaning of a phrase does not always explain away the fly, they are pesky rascals. Sometime hard to get away from for very long.
Try and find ways to keep the flies out of your ointment on your journey†nada te turbe†jim