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B.R.E.W. Monday

Date : 2006-11-06

Welcome to B.R.E.W. Monday
November 6, 2006

B Be Still
R Receive God's Love
E Embrace Who You Are
W Welcome the Day

Published on the First and Third Mondays
by Kirk Byron Jones


1. Reflection
3. Seven Affirmations


1. Reflection

What is Your Mental Setting?

It is getting colder here in the Northeast. That
means paying more attention to the thermostat
to insure things are comfortably warm indoors.

As significant as a thermostat is, we have a control
far more important than any mechanical device on
a wall: our minds. With our minds, we set our mental
and emotional temperature: We control our thoughts
which in turn regulate our feelings and direct our

What is your mental setting these days? Are you thinking
in ways that lift you higher or in ways that pull you down?
Remember, though persons and circumstances influence
what we think, we ultimately decide what to think or not
for ourselves. We are the ones in control of our
mental setting.

"As we think, so are we."  Proverbs 23:7



"Dreams are my compass and my truth;
they guide me and link me to the divine."

                        Judith Orloff

"Death is not the greatest loss in life.
The greatest loss is what dies within us
while we live."

                        Author Unknown

"Feed your passions and your passions
will feed you."


3. Seven Affirmations

Over the past several months, along with sipping my
morning b.r.e.w., I have repeated seven affirmations
to myself several times throughout the day. The
affirmations reflect my attempt to summarize the
spiritual truths that influence me the most, in simple
memorable expressions that I can easily recall and be
inspired by throughout the day. (It's a way of resetting
my mental thermostat!) Here are the seven affirmations:

1. I am a child of God.

2. I play and soar in the Spirit.

3. I join God in co-creating my reality
    with my thoughts and actions.

4. I am ever-growing in knowledge and ability. 

5. I join others in creating the beloved community.

6. I practice hopeful perseverance.

7. It is well with my soul.

In upcoming B.R.E.W. Monday issues, I'll offer reflections

on the special meaning each affirmation holds for me, and

suggestions for living out each of these dynamic spiritual

declarations in everyday life.
Kirk Byron Jones

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