JANET CHESTER BLY
Take on this challenge: refuse to say a negative or critical word for one whole entire day. Not one judgment call. Nary a single complaint.
How hard is it for you?
What do you learn about yourself?
If you mess up, try again until you get it right.
Sure, you don't want to live like this all the time. It's unrealistic. Maybe not smart. After all, discernment's needed in this sin-sick, war-torn world. But inner peace rules when you can release your negatives to God. If you can do it for a day, you deserve a blue ribbon!
"Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you" (2 Corinthians 13:11).