So, after taking a second to be thankful for my many blessings...grief that they bring and all...I opened my e-mail. There in my box was an update from a friend who's teaching in China. Amidst the struggle she has there were the words:
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,since as members of one body
you were called to peace.And be thankful. Let the word of Christ
dwell in yourichly as you teach and admonish one another with allwisdom, and as
you sing psalms, hymns and spiritualsongs with gratitude in your hearts to
God. Andwhatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all inthe
name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God theFather through him.” Colossians
and I said "Yeah." That's just what I need to do. I'm thankful for this reminder and I pass it along to you...a reminder that we choose our mood and we choose what others see in us. May we today choose Christ.