My mother, along with my daughters, and I, took a day trip over to DeLand to tour the Stetson Mansion. It was a beautiful old house that the owners decided to open for visitors. If you’ve seen a real mansion, this one pales in comparison, and I’m not sure why they even called it a mansion. They wanted to make sure you got your money’s worth so they dragged out the tour with ridiculous stories that had no historical significance at all. The owners are just a couple of guys trying to pave their way into society without lifting a finger. Remind me the next time I want to tour an old house, I just need to go look at a couple of listings in a historical district.
Even though our initial purpose was to go and see this “mansion,” the day ended up being a success! Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” The ride was two and a half hours there and back, so we got in a lot of girl time, full of laughs and conversation. It gave us a chance to catch up. We need to look at our walk with Jesus the same way; instead of looking at it as our destination to heaven, we need to focus on our relationship with him.
"Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth." Colossians 3:2