Do your “fences” need mending? During fence inspections on our ranch I noticed well-worn trails adjacent to the fence indicating that our animals had walked along this fence looking for any weak areas where they might escape. Interestingly, on the other side of the fence a similar trail had been created by our neighbors’ animals looking for opportunities to come onto our property. Both saw the grass being greener on the other side of the fence. In my life I need constant reminding of the purpose and value of the fences. I should not look longingly for something that appears to be “greener on the other side.” It has been said that we should learn to appreciate what you have, before time makes you appreciate what you had. What fences are needed in my life? I want to protect my faith in Jesus Christ from outside, destructive influences. I do this by studying my scriptures daily, praying, weekly church attendance, serving others, and setting worthy goals to improve. When repaired properly, my fences assure I will conduct my life within a boundary of safety, keeping me closer to the Lord. What do you do to keep your fences in good repair?