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We think it is a sign of true humility to say at the end of the day, "Well, I just barely got by today, but it was a severe struggle." And yet all of Almighty God is ours in the Lord Jesus! And He will reach to the last grain of sand and the remotest star to bless us if we will only obey Him. Does it really matter that our circumstances are difficult? Why shouldn’t they be! If we give way to self-pity and indulge in the luxury of misery, we remove God’s riches from our lives and hinder others from entering into His provision. No sin is worse than the sin of self-pity, because it removes God from the throne of our lives, replacing Him with our own self-interests. It causes us to open our mouths only to complain, and we simply become spiritual sponges—always absorbing, never giving, and never being satisfied. And there is nothing lovely or generous about our lives.

Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest (16 May, "The Habit of Recognizing God's Provision")

That's not a "health and wellness" gospel; it's simply an acknowledgment of His constant goodness, letting that truth be the measure of what I have (rather than the other way around). I'd be well served to do this more.

Bad attitude yesterday; just plain cynical and rebellious. I seem to believe I have the right to indulge these moods, but I don't.

My left eye hurts.

HEHLLO! I love my city.


what's wrong with your eye (says literal girl, possibly missing deep mystical, scriptural reference).
I don't know; it's the second time it's happened recently. It's a localized, non-specific ache, as if I got punched, but the eyeball isn't red, which makes me think it's muscular or dermal.
The sermon yesterday was about spiritual warfare. The pastor was talking about how we as Christians are like an American in Iraq in the Sunni triangle, going out for a jog in the morning with no armor or weapons, dressed only in an American flag, wondering why he's getting shot.

In spiritual terms, we forget to put on the armor of God, we go through life brazenly displaying the very thing that satan hates most, and then we wonder why life is so hard!