Will Bowen, a Kansas City minister, has
designed an innovative tool in the fight against negativity, murmuring, and
complaining. It comes in the form of a simple purple bracelet, which he first
offered to his congregation with a challenge to go 21 days without complaining.
Each time one of them complained, they
had to switch the bracelet to their other wrist and start again from day one.
"It was simple but
effective awareness training," reports Tim Ferris of the Huffington Post. "The effects were immediate and
“Complaining”, Bowen suggests in his book
“A Complaint Free World”, “is a habit which can be broken. And once broken,
one can be liberated to enjoy a life of greater gratitude, contentment and
According to research, it can take as little
as 21 days to replace an old habit with a new one. Switching the bracelet from
one wrist to the other after each complaint, until the bracelet eventually
stays put for 21 days, is a simple and easy exercise that yields huge rewards.
As Bowen puts it, "Don't be an ouch looking for a hurt." Break
the habit of whining and complaining about life. Take the 21 day challenge to
help reset your mind's default setting from the negative to the positive. As
you speak fewer and fewer negative words, you'll generate fewer and fewer
Do everything without
complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent
lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked
and perverse people.
** We are again collecting Christmas boxes for
the children of Nicaragua. This year we are asking that you fill a plastic shoe
box with the requested items, or you may make a monetary donation and we will
purchase the needed items. Money is also needed to cover the cost of shipping.
You may pick up a box and instruction sheet at the back of the auditorium or
give a donation to an elder. We will need your boxes brought to the office no
later than Sun., August 30th.
** We continue today having
one Bible class for all ages, beginning at 9:30 a.m. We are also having one
worship service, starting at 10:30 a.m. We ask everyone to sit throughout the
auditorium for social distancing. If you do not feel comfortable in this
setting, we understand and encourage you to watch at home on our YouTube
** All of our other group
worship, children’s classes, and other activities continue to be canceled until further notice.
** Our Wednesday evening
“Pick Me Up” devotional is available every Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. on our
YouTube channel, “Tulia Central Church of Christ”.
**Virgie Webb has tested
positive for coronavirus. Please keep her in your prayers.
** Avreelynn Moreno’s
grandmother, Rebecca DeLaRosa, has been in the hospital. She’s home now but
continues to need our prayers.
** Gaye Young is stable for
now. She will go back to Houston in three months for check-ups.
** Gayle Scott fell and broke
her femur. She had surgery at UMC in Lubbock last Thursday. She needs our
** Also be praying for Patti
Allison as she struggles with health issues.
** We extend our sympathy to
the family of David George. He passed away July 24th. Family members include
his sister, Melody Jennings, and niece, Shana Bailey. No services are planned
at this time.
** Congratulations on the
birth of a new son, Koley Everett, to Taylor and Lizzie Dutton and big sister,
Bria. Proud grandparents are Barry and Jana Dutton. Proud great-grandparents
are Verna Dutton and Sib and Ed Workman.
Also keep these people in your
hearts and prayers:
men and women, AIM Mission Teams, College Students,Ray
Jennings, Darla Young, Gaye Young, Melody Jennings, Linda Hodges,
Lanelle Dovel, Dwight
Rampley, Wynelle Waldo, Janet Wright, Butch Moore, Bill
Huff, Terry Cash, Margaret Huff, Sean Chambers, Linda Hayhurst, Lena
Yvonne Nevins, Noe Jackson, Haley Klein, Charles McKone, Carolyn Cox
Allison Toby Brown
Larry Stewart Daryl Tucker
Richard Combest Ross
Bobby Moudy Danny Tucker
Johnson Delphine Ruiz
Because the Lord is my
Shepherd, I have everything
I need! He lets me rest in
meadow grass and leads me
beside the quiet streams.
Bible Study at 9:30 Services at 10:30
Sunday:Bible Class...9:30 a.m.
Worship...10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Bible Class 9:30 A.M. Bible Study...6:00 p.m.
1st and 3rd Sundays of the month...potluck followed by
early evening services.