STOP AND THINK – We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. (Kahlil Gibran, 20th century Lebanese-American artist, poet)

As we grow and encounter life, we are preparing ourselves for the future without even realizing it. Our choices now have a direct effect on the experiences we will have perhaps years later. Making bad choices now will likely influence the options we pursue in the future. On the other hand, choosing well in the present will make it easier to choose better later on.

Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve . . . But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord (Joshua 24:15).