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Think about such things, even if Carson Wentz plays for the Eagles.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. -- Philippians 4:8

I learned that verse at church, when I was a little girl. It was part of Missionettes, the A/G girl's ministries organization. It was our theme verse, and we repeated it before every meeting each week. It was drilled into our head: think about these things, and not the opposites, because where your mind dwells, there you will walk with your life.

What if we did something crazy and just took the Bible at its word? What if we didn't think it was just a big mean bunch of no-fun requests and instead, tried it and got a taste for what life was like without all the mental and emotional trash that comes from dwelling on "gritty" entertainment and living out bad decisions that seem legit after eating a diet of garbage?

You'll probably laugh, b…

Why it's good for you to clean toilets.

Kill your pride as soon as you can.

Don’t ever be too good for any job.
An acquaintance of mine left a job over the feeling that she wasn’t given the proper respect that her education deserved. She would tell me that she was certain the management was jealous and felt threatened, and so she left on very bad terms only to discover she couldn’t find another job.
The idea that she was above certain kinds of jobs made it difficult to find employment. She continues to take college classes and spends money after money on more education, believing that she will, at some point, be guaranteed a high-wage job because more education is the ticket to wealth and what she is worth.
I want to tell her the truth.
She needs to get a job cleaning toilets, ASAP.
She needs to stop racking up student loan debt.
She needs to learn to live on less, in her finances and her pride, and in her opinion of herself.
I can’t say I loved most of my jobs. Nigh shifts at the post office loading dock, working in a kitc…