Editor's Musings

Editor's Musings

Opening thoughts from the editor's desk.

Sharon Cress is editor of the Journal

"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."

I saw this little proverb in a magazine recently and began thinking about the impkt my attitude makes in my life. As clergy wives, sometimes we have no input to the circumstances in which we find ourselves. Choices are made for us and our families, and it seems that others control our lives, not us. It is a challenging situation. So many times I have felt that decisions were made for me and my life without my consultation. It's a hard and bitter pill to swallow, but its reality. So, what choices do I have?

Sometimes the only choice I have is my attitude toward the situation. And that attitude will make all the differ­ence. I may not control much of what I wish I could. But one thing I can control is my attitude. I have complete jurisdiction over it. So, why let somebody elses choices make my life miserable? I may not make a difference to the  situation, but surely we can make a difference in our reaction to it.

God bless each of you in this New Year!