Sunday, August 31, 2008

What I'm Learning (and Need to learn)

1. How to correctly deal with frustration

2. How to be patient

3. How to show love and kindness, even when.....

4. How to enjoy my kids and cherish them every stage

5. How to be patient (yes, I need extra doses of that)

6. How to rest

7. How to encourage each child as they need to be encouraged

8. How to forgive and seek forgiveness

"Now your attitudes and thoughts must be constantly changing for the
better..... be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, .... follow God's example in everything you do just as much loved child imitates his father. Be full of love for others, following the example of Christ who loved you and gave himself to God as a sacrifice to take away your sins." Eph 4:23, 32, 5:1

Dear Lord, thank you for continuing to teach me, even through tough weeks.... You are what I desire, for myself and my family.


Mark and Rachel said...

And you just thought the kids were going to be learning/being trained last week! Sounds like God is teaching you a multitude of things. Thanks for sharing your heart. May He continue to give you a teachable spirit.

Drea said...

hard week?
I lost my cool w/ Caleb today. The screaming.. and the WHINES just tipped me over. I am so sick of that. I know I disciplined him out of anger though. But the fact I got that upset is just evidence we need to tighten down on that behavior. It seriously makes me feel crazy some days.

encouraging verse!