I noticed early today (Monday morning) that I needed to submit this Sunday’s “Leaders Corner” for CTK by Tuesday. It’s just one more thing on the never ending “to-do” list that can often consume my thoughts. It’s my day off with Shon today, and we have a list of errands that need to be accomplished including getting shoes and gear required for our boys’ upcoming baseball season.
As soon as we got home from running the days errands (with a somewhat disgruntled attitude), I immediately starting reading and researching, trying to figure out what I would send in for yet another “Leaders Corner.” Truth be told, our “Leaders Corner” requirement usually puts me in a foul mood and makes me feel defeated as I do not believe that I really have anything worthy of writing and sharing with our congregation. Therefore, when it comes to my “Leaders Corner,” I typically just share articles by those who are actually gifted writers. So, I was reading through a few books in search of an article I wanted to share, and I came across this quote in my devotional, Checklist for Life for Women.
There is so much beauty and wonder in the world around you. Beauty reminds you that God loves you, giving you a tiny taste of what one day of eternity with Christ will be like. Yet you often forget to see and value the bounties God has spread before you. You get caught up in the concerns of daily life, aware only that the next work deadline looms in front of you, the children need new shoes, the car needs repair, and the bills are due at the end of the month. Even when your lives are stressful and your problems seem overwhelming, you need to remember that pleasure lies in the heart. Your attitude affects your perception