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Filling Up Life's Treasure Box

A Stuffed Treasure Box

A STUFFED TREASURE BOX CAN GIVE US PEACE IN TRYING TIMES.

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People may spend a lifetime in search of mysteries and the secrets of life. Searching for this will only be in vain until we apply correct principles that reward us with peace, especially when life’s storms blow into our lives.

You may identify with many of the things I tell you in this blog about peace.  Perhaps you will learn from my mistakes and my successes as well. Knowing what to put in our Life’s Treasure Boxes is one of the most important lessons we learn in life.

A stuffed Treasure Box and a full account in the Love Bank ™ provide the very assets we need to survive challenging times. (See Collossians 2:3 and Matthew 6:19-21 for details.) We will discuss the Love Bank™ in more detail at a later time

The love we have for our family members should be the most precious jewels in our Treasure Boxes. We  feel a strong obligation to protect them from drowning in the storms of life. In order to do that, however, our families will need the correct tools to protect themselves.

We try to shelter those we love from exposure to extreme temperatures, and from wind, snow, and rain. We need to be  just as responsible in sheltering them from influences that hurt them physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually until they are strong enough or old enough to do it for themselves.

Collecting the treasures of honesty, virtues, commitment, discipline, and being in harmony with God are the type of gems we should be putting in our treasure boxes. Doing so is how we survive the onslaught of affliction when life hits us hard, when we fail, when we lose loved ones, or when a disaster comes our way. We must build our lives upon the rock (see Matthew 7:24-27 for details) that keeps us safe from being swept away in a storm. From experience, I know that these are the best assets in withstanding the adversities we face.

Why are these gems an asset in trying times?

These treasures are like the boulders we anchor ourselves to in a storm and keep us from drowning in the torrent. We must hold on tightly, lest we be blown away or crushed by the current.

With experience, we learn that we can handle whatever life throws at us. We know this is true because we have wisely collected the gems that bolster our strength and ability to hold on in life’s storms. We might come out of  it with some pretty nasty cuts and bruises, but we will survive with our peace of mind still intact.

Now, more than ever, we need to help family members avoid being pulled into the chaos of a storm or caught in the wake of it as well. The Treasure Box Series helps you feel more secure in your ability to weather the storms that come into your life. You will know what to do to prevent the slightest wind from becoming a tempest.

If you will commit to the principles that protect peace of mind and apply them to your circumstances, you will learn some interesting things about yourself.  By so doing, your life will begin to change drastically. However, be aware that those around you who do not want you to change, those who want you to stay in the box they created for you, will do everything they can to discourage you from doing what you need to do. They do that because escaping the box challenges them to change the way they think about you and how they interact with you. Some people hate change so they resist the new person you are becoming. Do not let that dissuade you or prevent you from going after living a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling life. You deserve it!

Filling up our Life’s Treasure Boxes with gems of the spirit provides peace of mind when storms of tribulation and chaos beat on our doors. The gems we put in our treasure boxes become our most effective tools in achieving peace, joy, and happiness during hard times.

First-hand, I learned to protect peace in challenging times. For this reason, I developed a better understanding of the fact that life’s harsh lessons may seem unbearable at times. These lessons can deeply stir the soul, even plunge us into despair and chaos. Although it may not seem like it at the time you are suffering, these lessons will be useful when you cultivate it into a better understanding of life.

 Make the decision now to do something different than you have been and see what changes in your life. Perhaps you will find the changes beneficial and rewarding. It’s my experience that you will be pleased with the results. Once you learn them, please teach your children and grandchildren these important principles.

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What Goes Into Your Life’s Treasure Box

What gems have you put into your Life’s Treasure Box? We need to collect the type of gems that cannot be washed away in a life storm or stolen by a thief. Family, virtue, love, worthiness, trust, integrity, hope, and loyalty to correct principles are the type of gems that cannot be taken from us. Those are the type of gems that I have collected, and I hope you are presently collecting as well. Otherwise, anything else can be lost and leave you feeling empty and without value.

I ask this question because many of us in these times spend a lot of time collecting the wrong type of gems and when things go bad and we lose our job, our home, our cars, and all the stuff we’ve collected in our lives that we believe gives us worth and value, then we feel destroyed and want to run away from our life or some commit suicide…all because they lost material things that don’t really matter.

Do you know people like this? Are you a person like this? Are you happy now but are afraid of what your life would be like if you lost all that you have now and your standing in society? Do you believe that you will lose your friends and family if you lose your income and prestige that you have now? If you feel any of these feelings then you need to start collecting other treasure right now that will be there no matter what happens to your job and your income.

I learned this hard lesson when I lost my own job several years back. I was getting bill collector calls right and left and I was unable to get another job. I was out of work for a year and my husband was nagging me about getting a job. He did not appreciate that I had been going out on 25 job interviews in that week alone, and he didn’t care because he wanted me working and bringing in income. I was anxious to get a job too because I had bill collectors calling me day and night.

One day something clicked in my mind and I realized all that I had didn’t matter. The phone calls didn’t matter. I realized that nothing mattered but my family and the life that I had right then. I was happy for the first time in a long time and I didn’t care if I got a job or not. When that change in mindset occurred, I found a change in myself, my daughter, and my husband. And then I got an job. Within a month of working, I noticed my relationships changed with my family and I was no longer happy.

You can do what you want, and you can derive what you want from this report, but whatever you decide is relevant, I hope you will at least try to collect the gems in this life that really bring you happiness and joy. Peace of mind comes when you are satisfied with your life, and that my friend is worth more than any treasure you can find on earth.

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A Stuffed Treasure Box


Family Members And The Beauty of Nature Are The Most Precious Gems In My Life’s Treasure Box



  • While in pursuit of peace, joy, and happiness, we must keep our minds focused squarely on obtaining only those things in life that hold the most meaning.
  • The Treasure Box Series is about creating peace in our souls by collecting treasure that give us more of what we want in life. What I want is peace of mind, happiness, and a sense of fulfillment, and I suspect that’s what you want also.
  • Therefore, we need to be collecting gems that are good for us by making right choices, and by responding appropriately to the situations that life puts in front of us.
  • Indeed, with a stuffed treasure box and a full account in the Love Bank™ we can withstand our life-storms and prevent the slightest wind from becoming a tempest.
  • What we choose to put in our life’s treasure boxes become our greatest asset in achieving peace of mind as we face difficult situations.
  • The purpose of this book series is to convey a message of hope for those of you who find yourselves bogged down by the chaos around you and crave rest from the turmoil in your lives. It is also for those of you who are in desperate need of peace to warm your souls when life seems to be coming apart at the seams.
  • I want you to know that, regardless of circumstances, it still within our ability to find peace in trying times if we know how to do so and if we are ready to make that commitment. The purpose for me writing this series is to teach you what I’ve learned and to help you achieve your goals in this area as well.



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