• Consider wisely what you lean on • A strong base lends support for the work at hand • There are times to step back to relieve pressure • Relieving pressure allows room for healing and rest • It’s good to have something handy to whack with when needed • Whack away those doubts and fears • Making good choices requires forethought and regular practice • When temptation comes, keep a firm grasp on positive values • Choose the right material to build character and integrity • It is good to unload our worries to a listening ear • Whether climbing peaks or walking across the room, a supportive friend is welcome • Taking the weight off our shoulders brings great relief • Shepherds both guide and protect with their staff • God our Shepherd walks with us and shines through our weakness
Psalm 23:4 – Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
• Cherish the moments you have each day • Unfulfilled need is a deep distress • We need each other to clean up messes • Soft and comforting words bring relief • Absorb the good qualities of others in your life • Consider the commonplace to gain appreciation • Recognize what is important before it is gone • Knowing we are useful gives us confidence • Extend your vision and respect each other • Inner quality brings joy and contentment • Chewing on worries only creates new worries • Look to the Maker and know He is close at hand
• We all come in different sizes, styles, and colors. • We are made for different purposes. • Our character is revealed in the way we live. • The way we live can add positive fun and enjoyment to life. • Take steps to protect yourself from unforeseen injury on your journey. • Sometimes we travel through messy places. • When traveling through messy places, we may become stinky and dirty. • When we become stinky and dirty, a thorough cleaning is advised. • After a long day, removing stress and worries brings relief. • Stress and worries should be given to the Master Shoemaker. • The Master Shoemaker creates, repairs, and refurbishes us.