One Good Thing Every Day: June 19, 2014

As I read Emily Dickinson’s Poem 376 and a passage about Ebenezer Scrooge from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, I admonished myself for being crabby this week. I suppose I could make excuses as thunder rumbles overhead again. But, I won’t. I will take a cue from Job, who had plenty of reasons to complain. I will seek to apply Paul’s advice to the Philippians. I will remember a gloomy forecast does not need to cloud my attitude.

Job 9:27 NKJV

…‘I will forget my complaint,
I will put off my sad face and wear a smile…’

Philippians 2:14-15 NIV

Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.”Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky….


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