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Joanna Depue "DJ/Deacon J" writes original songs and liturgies, does daily Farm office work and records Barbara's eMos on The Geranium Farm. A singer and dog trainer she utilizes healing touch in her private massage practice. PLEASE share YOUR original ideas for worship, special liturgies, prayers, songs, sermons and noteworthy blogs right here.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Now HERE'S a good idea!

You may or may not be an "Oprah (Winfrey)" fan, but one of the features on her Tuesday, March 13 show caught my eye.

Go to: You will see a box on the right with the question: 'Are you a complainer? Take the challenge'.

Pastor Will Bowen of Christ Church Unity in Kansas City, Missouri, is trying to change all that.

In a Sunday morning sermon, Will told his congregation he wanted to make the world a complaint-free place. To prove he was serious, Will passed out purple bracelets to each church member and offered them a challenge.

"If you catch yourself complaining, you take [the bracelet] and you move it to the other wrist," Will says. "The idea is to ultimately keep it [on the same wrist] for 21 days." Will chose this length of time, he says, because scientists believe it takes that long to form a new habit.

Will believes if everyone would stop complaining, the world would be a much better place. "[I think] everybody agrees the world is not the way we would like it to be. I wonder if there's some relation between the two."

Well, even if you don't write to Pastor Will to get one of his purple bracelets, you might find your own way to monitor you complaint frequency..

Check out the article.... and perhaps there is a link to watch the segment.... just a little something to think about in your spare moments (or one of those character defects you can work on)!

Thanks to Ms. Debbie here is the link if you would like your very own bracelet (for yourself, or a whiner of your choosing:


Anonymous Anonymous said...

from regina from hastings
Hey Joanna,
Are you the Joanna who used to be the deacon at Grace Episcopal in Hastings??/
love your blog and the Geranium Farm.

12:59 PM  

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