The Serenity Prayer


God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.


Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.


–Reinhold Niebuhr


Serenity Prayer

Day 1

2012 03 24_1056CrossJob…was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil. Job 1:1.

We know Job was blameless and upright.  He worshiped God to avoid evil.  He was concerned for his children’s spiritual well-being.  We all share the same concern for our children’s spiritual well-being.  As a child, I recall going to Sunday School and reading the illustrated bible study text, that gave me the  foundation for  good Christian teachings.  As my children aged through adolescence to adulthood, I hoped to be a good role model by following those teachings learned from my childhood.  You have a challenge as parents or grandparents to influence the hearts and minds of your children and grandchildren with your actions and words.  Are you a believer?  Job has always been my teacher.