What does the word heart represent?  We see a heart and what do we think of?   The heart is red, vibrant, strong, and it is the lifeline to our whole entire body.  What happens to the body when the heart dies?  What happens to our spirit when our soul dies?  How many people have actually died from a broken heart?  What does the word heart actually mean?

In scientific terms the heart is an amazing organ.  It pumps oxygen and nutritious blood throughout our entire body.  Our heart is the size of our fist and expands and contracts 1000,000 times a day.   Each minute during the day about 2,ooo gallons of blood is pumped through our body.  When the heart stops beating, the human body dies.

I have often wondered how many times the word heart is used in the day?  We wear our heart on our sleeve.   We give our heart to another another human being.  Some hearts are so big they help thousands of people everyday.  Some are so small that they barely beat and every breath is just about survival.

We hear the term their heart is in the right place or they are the heart of the company or the heart of the home.

What happens when a heart gets bruised bumped or broken?  I truly believe when the emotional side of the heart is damaged it is extremely hard to recover.  Sometimes no matter how hard another person ties to heal a broken heart,  the stabbing has been too deep and true recovery may not happen in this life.

A skilled surgeon can fix a an artery, a hole in the heart, and we can recover from a physical heart attack with proper care.  However, the spiritual side of the heart is like cleansing the inner vessel.  The blood inside the heart becomes corrupt and damaged.  The blood may change colors and the thickening and thinning of the inner vessel changes from life experience.

Where is your heart today?  Was it heavy, was it weighed down, did it beat fast or slow or just exactly the way God would wanted it to beat?    Did your heart skip a beat because of something wonderful?  When you lay in bed at night can you feel your heart beating?  Does your heart and the heart of someone you love intertwine?  A lot of questions, a lot to consider?

My goal in the next in the next 14 months is to get a stronger heart.  When my daughter walks off the plane from her mission,  I know my heart will burst.  When my granddaughter Sydney sings the song from Frozen completely on key my heart will sour.  And when my husband Daren finally finds complete financial security and can be his own boss, my heart will expand at least 3 sizes.

How big is your wing span? How deep is your love? Does your heart ache when someone else feels pain?  I often wonder where will my heart be tomorrow?  They say where love is, there is God also.  Where  your heart is may be an indication of how close heaven is.  When one heart beats at the the exact same time as another, heaven and earth meet and the sands of an hour glass create an inner stillness that defies all gravity.






Author: lisahogge

I am mother of five, a grandmother of 5. a wife, a swim teacher, yoga teacher, Sales Lead at Chico's Boutique in Orem, Utah and a friend to all. I love warm baths, hot yoga, mountain runs and I pretty much exist on diet coke. I love to be around people, travel and eat at fancy restaurants. However, my favorite thing to do is to just be with my family( especially my significant other❤️)

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