Janet Chester Bly
Practice peace with an upgrade to your mental and spiritual input. Replace National Inquirer with Reader’s Digest. Opt for the PG movie rather than the R offering. Buy your DVDs at Hallmark or Family Fun instead of Horror Haven. Or whatever suits your system.
News shows may not be your thing. But what’s a given choice in your environment that frames your mindset, influences your responses? Is there something you can or should do about it?
I’ve been working on self-control to break my cable addiction. By a study of the day’s events in segments of five minutes or less—for a higher purpose—to know enough to care and be informed and pray for the principals—not to devour endless data. I intercede for suffering souls, not just talk about them. I also try to sub feel good or chick flick movies on occasion. Or read uplifting novels. Or inspirational magazines instead.
I aim to get more done, to be more relaxed. One peace buster figured out. But I’m not a slick sample of smooth moods yet. I still get riled by guys like O’Reilly.
“You’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse” (Philippians 4:8 MSG)
taken from “31 Days To Win The Fight For Personal Peace”
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