UPDATE: January 2019
Point Pleasant Community Baptist Church:
A Light of Faith, Hope, and Love
Point Pleasant Community Baptist Church seeks to be Christ’s hands, heart, voice, feet, and mind,
reaching out in God’s Spirit and energy to offer God’s love to this community.
PPCBC will be a resource for meeting this community’s spiritual needs.
We will be open and welcoming to everyone, offering support, healing resources, and referrals.
We will offer various forms and times for prayer and worship, community fellowship, and educational opportunities.
You are in charge of your own attitude.
The only person you can control is yourself.
“No one,” Eleanor Roosevelt said, “can make you feel inferior without your consent. So never give it.”
These are three foundational lessons of my life.
These three statements have become mantras for me in my meditation times.
“We who lived in concentration camps,” wrote Viktor Frankl, “can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in numbers, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedoms to determine one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances - to choose one’s own way.”
I saw this as the last freedom that my husband Kim had. He would wake each day and celebrate what he could still do. As he lost the use of his hands, he would say he was thankful that day that he could still walk and that God had sent him friends that could be his hands. I was really saddened when he began to fall. Since he had already lost use of his hands and arms, he couldn’t catch himself. So he went straight to a wheel chair. And he was grateful for his amazing custom-made wheelchair that he would do wheelies on with his grandson in his lap….
The last freedom that he had was his own attitude. I believe that he even chose when to stop breathing. He waited for his sister and his pastor to arrive so that I would not be by myself.
So this being in charge of my own attitude is a powerful and positive lesson.
Let’s make this a good year.