Sunday, March 09, 2008


Find something to appreciate about a tough situation. It could be worse!
Don't let anger or resentment live rent free in your brain; practice forgiveness.
Find joy in the journey, whatever the outcome.
Sincerely listen with care instead of trying to 'fix people'. Most people simply want to be heard!
Let go of rigid mind-sets and learn to be more adaptable and flexible. You could be wrong!
Be open to the unpredictable nature of people, life and especially God!

"People who are chronically angry and hostile are four to five times more likely to have a heart attack than people who are not." Steven Sultanoff Ph.D

In this quickaholic society in which we live, people want instant results. But transformation works like yeast in bread, a seed growing in the ground. It is too bad we often do not have the patience to wait on it. . . .Transformation is a mysterious work because the Holy Spirit is ultimately the source of it. The Spirit blows where it will, and often catches us off guard. Instant transformation is not the way the Spirit works. But the Spirit does work, which is why transformation does happen. God is always doing a new thing, Isaiah reminds us. The questions whether or not we want to be a part of it. Jan Linn

Isaiah 43:18-19
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.


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