The other morning I was grousing in my head about something (I don’t even remember what it was, it was just that important), and God quietly said to my heart, “And what will you do about it?”

Head bowed. He’s right. There are many things I could do in any given situation. I don’t have to sit in my grumpy feelings and stew.

It’s the doing that makes the difference.

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. James 1:22 ESV

It’s so easy to give mental assent and then not do anything. You’ve agreed, right? It’s all good.

It keeps coming back to me here and there in life. I can do something. I need to take action on what I know and believe.

to-do list

I can speak up if I don’t understand. I can clean up a mess (mine or others’). I can have a hard conversation spoken kindly. I can reach out and make an effort in any relationship. I actually have fingers that can text and feet that can move me.

I can do something.

So can you.

We have eagles in Washington state. I don’t see them often, but they are around.

eagle in flight

Just the other day, though, I heard one and then saw it circling our chicken coop. Hide little chickies! Hide! (We actually have plenty of cover for our birds. So the eagle got bored and flew away.)


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