Saturday, April 26, 2008
...and it has made all the difference.
God is so good! Today He has given me a practical application to my last post. Needing to work on my discontentment, which is really just the sin of ungratefulness, He has shown me how to work on this. I love practical applications. God doesn't show us sin without helping us deal with it.
So as I am reading my chapter 'The Power of a Good Attitude' this week in >The Power of a Positive Mom, Karol Ladd suggests that we keep a gratitude journal. So my twist on this is when I find myself with a bad attitude about a person or situation I am going to write down my grief, and then write whatever positive things I can.
The neighborhood kids are always at my house, sometimes twenty at a time.
*They like our family
*We have the opportunity to show them Jesus.
*They feel comfortable here.
*We get to really know our neighbors.
*We have seen some accept the Lord through our kids.
*Since there are so many families that rent in our 'hood, our time with these families is limited. Time is of the essence.
*Our kids have lots of friends to play with.
You get the picture. I am excited, encouraged, and challenged to do this until my attitude has a significant change. I am hoping to see an overflow in my children too. Please hold me accountable girls, oops did I really say that? ;o)
Posted by Jill at 2:34 PM