When my children were still in Christian Elementary School, a scripture in the book of Philippians, in the New Testament of the Bible, became a centerpiece of learning and memorization. In the New Internationals Version (NIV) it reads: “… 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.” Specifically, the scripture is found in Philippians 4:8. My children, though now grown with kids of their own, still remember that song.
Yes, we are told what to think! Our job is to obey, and focus on these attributes of a thought process. To help the children in the school memorize this verse, I wrote a song and performed it for grades 1 – 6. It worked. Not surprisingly, the title was Whatever Is True.
Notice what kinds of thoughts we are not to think (we’ll look at opposites):
- Lies (see Colossians 3:9; it simply says this: “Do not lie to each other.”)
- Mean and lower-class
- Ill-favored, hideous
- Lousy, awful, rotten
- Discredited, censurable
How many times do your and my thoughts become influenced to become less than, or the opposite of positive because of contemporary news, chronic disappointments, delusions, misrepresentations, fear, false statements, corruption, and more?
Let’s be courteously and courageously blunt: Creative Team Publishing (www.creativeteampublishing.com) is interested in truthful, uplifting content, encouraging words along with the thoughts and written expressions of authors who
want to be part of a solution, not contributory to a problem, sowing discord, or worse. While we as a company do not mind relating conflict or struggle, though truth-telling can be very tough, we completely disdain and refuse to print anything that is not positive-moral based, lasting, and, well, admirable.
What forms the message you wish to write? What moves and motivates you? What drives your writing desires?
Consider the opportunities to communicate that are before you every time you consider writing or start to do so.
How true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy are your offerings? We want to see your writing. If what you write is qualitatively fine, and positive enough, we will likely want to publish your creation. Is this a worthy goal for you and those for whom you write? The answer to that question tells all.
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