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A Philippian Attitude Adjustment

By Mark D. Roberts | Friday, September 28, 2007

Note: I’m not quite done with my series on Grace in the Rearview Mirror. There will be more tomorrow.

It’s easy to feel upbeat about life when things are going your way. Opportunities at work + social standing + love at home = a positive attitude. Then you get extra credit because an optimistic outlook breeds further success: professionally, socially, and personally.

But what about when life gets hard? When work is stifling? When your popularity drops? When home means tension or loneliness? Just about the last thing in the world you want to hear is: “You need an attitude adjustment.” Yet, in truth, you probably do. But how? How can you change the way you perceive your life, or even the way you feel about it? For answers to these questions and the rest of this piece, please click here.

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If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you may be wondering why I sent you to another page to finish up my piece on attitude. My point was to draw your attention to a fantastic website that is closely connected to my new job as Senior Director and Scholar-in-Residence of Laity Lodge. The High Calling of Our Daily Work ( is an online resource intended to help Christians live out their faith in their daily lives, especially at work. This website is part of the collection of ministries associated with Laity Lodge. I’ll be a regular writer for The High Calling and a part of its leadership team. My hope is, that by sending you periodically from my site to The High Calling, I’ll whet your appetite for more of what you can find there.

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