We will be heading to church soon and I am in need of an attitude adjustment. Things have not been rosy at church and I could easily stay away. But I heard a speaker this summer who said that these are the times we most need to be with our church community. So I am taking a cue from my daughter and will bring a journal along. I am planning to write down the scripture and names of songs and to take notes during the sermon. Perhaps I will find meaning. Perhaps there will be something that makes me think. Perhaps my heart will begin to soften. I am going today with a blank page and an expectation that words will nudge my attitude in a new direction. That is the power of words and writing.