“Take off your Pirate hat and put it back in your room,” Tim’s Mom said. “Then come here and I’ll tell you why.”

He grumbled but did as he was told.

“Why can’t I wear it in the car while we ride to church?”

“Because it sets your mind on having fun and pretending that you’re in charge. Then when you get to church, it’s difficult to switch your mind into letting the Lord oversee your life, or to accept instruction from His Word.”

Ladies, although that little scene didn’t really happen, the principle applies to me. Do I prepare my heart to worship the Lord as I start to church, or is it filled with reviewing my activities, how someone mistreated me, or next week’s sales?

As a widow, I determine the minute I wake up how I am going to face the day. Do I praise the Lord and spend moments glorifying Him?

Do I have happy thoughts of another widow and how I could bless her, such as sharing a duplicate that I have that might meet her need? Or maybe make some cookies and call a lady who seldom has company. Then go visit and see how I can help her.

Or if I wake up in a negative mood, I could choose to think, it’s supposed to rain today. I hate it when it rains, and I can’t go for a walk. I think I will just sleep in, then read a book, and do nothing.

As I set my mind today, the verse from 1 Corinthians 10:31, pops up. “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”

Lord, help me to have a mindset that glorifies You!