Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wednesday Wisdom: Week 6

Here are a few things that we've read this week that stood out to us and were thought-provoking. 
I hope they speak to you as well!

From Black Beauty...
"If you in the morning throw minutes away,
You can't pick them up in the course of the day;
You may hurry and scurry,
And flurry and worry,
You've lost them forever,
Forever and aye."
Hey, inspiration can come from anywhere, right?  Another great reminder!

From The Peacemaker...
"...the Bible teaches that we should see conflict neither as an inconvenience nor as an occasion to force our will on others, but rather as an opportunity to demonstrate the love and power of God in our lives....
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.  Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God- even as I try to please everybody in every way.  For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.  Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.  1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1
This passage presents a radical view of conflict:  It encourages us to look at conflict as an opportunity to glorify God, serve others, and grow to be like Christ."
Isn't this just "so Jesus" (unnatural to us, but just like Him)?  I'm just getting into this book, and I'm really excited.  It is packed full!

We read in Ephesians 4:32 this week, "And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ forgave you."   I've been quoting this to the nuts and they were pretty tickled when it came up in our devotions. 

Another thing I like to quote to my girl is, "A woman's work is never done, she works from dawn 'til setting sun."  And sometimes through the night too when we have sick ones!  We laugh and get on with our work!  So, back to work!  :)

2 comments:

  1. So much of what you post is inspirational, but really, it's YOU that I'm most inspired by. Thank you for your poingnent reminders, your sweet spirit and your never-ending quest to be a diligent, purposeful mother.

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  2. Saw this on Home & Harmony today and it resonates with me. Thought you would appreciate it too! "When we are tempted to raise our voice, lower it instead. “The sweetness of lips increases learning” and “A gentle answer turns away wrath.”. Good ones to commit to memory. Recite as needed. (even if it's 100 times a day!)"

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