Friday, September 10, 2010


Mrs. Roy was reading "Our Daily Bread" this evening and came across these words:
"Glance at any newspaper and the headlines tell you what’s wrong with the world. Watch television, listen to the radio, talk to friends, and you will find no shortage of opinions as to what is wrong on planet Earth. That’s because pointing out what’s wrong is easy."

Mrs. Roy promised when I started this blog that I would try to explain the way I do things.  This is one of those things Mrs. Roy has learned along the way.  We have to pay back evil with good if we are going to succeed in life.  What's wrong with the world isn't all the mean, bad stuff other people do - the problem is our reaction to all the mean, bad stuff.  Why would we want to allow the hatred and meanness of this world to grow and get larger?  Mrs. Roy says stop adding to the bad vibes.

Look in the mirror.  If you want to make the world a better place, Mrs. Roy strongly suggests you start by trying to fix the person staring back at you.  Don't worry; God will help you if you ask Him.

The "Our Daily Bread" folks also gave us some scripture to check out that Mrs. Roy is happy to pass along.  "If in your personal life you’re facing the effects of someone’s evil actions, these Scriptures may be helpful: Prov. 20:22; Matt. 5:38-48; 1 Thess. 5:15; 1 Peter 3:8-17."


  1. This isn't in response to me not voting for Smoky is it?? ;-)

    We tell the boys this all the time (usually as they are laying a beatdown each other that started over something that they have both forgotten).

    God can use any situation for good - the situation of Joseph and his brothers is a perfect example - he had every reason to hate them for what they did to him, but he responded:

    Genesis 50:19-21

    19 But Joseph said to them, "Don't be afraid. Am I in the place of God? 20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. 21 So then, don't be afraid. I will provide for you and your children." And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them.

  2. I am prayerful and asking God to help me overcome.