Be joyful always. Pray continuously. Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
~1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Recently, a child whom I had agreed to babysit for a few minutes before school, wandered through my home, quietly checking things out.
Having never been in our house and not knowing very much about us, she took notice of the full toy box in our family room, asked where the bathroom was, and seemed to hover around wherever I was. In the kitchen, she said "you have such a pretty house. I love your kitchen."
My response was an embarrassed chuckle followed by, "thank you, but I don't really like the wallpaper…or the flooring…or this house."
Then in the hallway, she said "I really like your house. It's so big. And you have a huge TV!" I thought to myself that she should have seen the house I used to live in, which was gorgeous and enormous in comparison to this one.