Sunday, July 18, 2010

Simply Sunday

It is simply Sunday, I was reading though How to
Keep a Quiet Heart, by Elisabeth Elliot and she had
list and since I am nuts about lists I thought it would
be good for a Sunday.
Also, since I have been fooling around with blogger,
it has messed up my comments section, I hope with
this post it might be fixed, but who can tell. I have spent
so much time on it I just have to stop and move on.

Several Ways to Make Yourself Miserable:
1. Count your troubles, name them one by one---at
the breakfast table, if anybody will listen, or as soon
as possible thereafter.

2.Worry every day about something. Don't let yourself get out of
practice. It won't add a cubit to your stature but it
might burn a few calories.

3. Pit yourself. If you do enough of this, nobody else
will have to do it for you.

4. Devise clever but decent ways to serve God and mammon.
After all, a man's gotta live.'

5. Make it your business to find out what the Joneses are buying
this year and where they're going. Try to do them at least one better
even if you have to take out another loan to do it.

6. Stay away from absolutes. It's what"s right for you that matters.
Be your own person and don't allow yourself to get hung up on
what others expect of you.

7. Make sure you get your rights. Never mind other people's.
You have your life to live, they have theirs.

8. Don't fall into any compassion traps---the sort of situation
where people can walk all over you. If you get to involved
in other people's troubles, you may neglect your own.

9. Don't let Bible reading and prayer get in the way of what's really
relevant---things like TV and newspapers. Invisible things
are eternal. You want to stick with the visible ones---they're where
it's now.

I love that Elisabeth Elliot is always to the point and so blunt.
I always feel like I need her in my life to keep the blinders off of
my eyes and so she lets me see where I am in error.
I hope you have a great Sunday.

Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, for His wonderful works to the children of men!

(Psalm. 107:6)

1 comment:

William said...

What a funny way of giving backwards un-advice!