Friday, March 8, 2013

As Moving Day Approaches....

....I am getting more frazzled.  Trying to box up our belongings while still living is a "tad" annoying!  Forgetting what I have boxed up until I remember that I need it is getting on my nerves.  Remembering to call the utility companies, garbage company, phone company, etc. has taken up way to much of my time (I just want to transfer our phone and internet service to the new house.  No I do not want to bundle with cable.  Nope we don't need a great deal on a cell phone.  I just want to transfer our service.  No I do not want to upgrade our internet to save us money on a package that will actually cost us more money!  No I do not need call forwarding or 3 way calling!  I JUST WANT TO TRANSFER OUR SERVICE!!!).

My poor blog has been neglected this week.  I have lots of posts swimming in my head, but not enough time to put them in writing.  I have been stressed about that this week, but I've come to realize that It's All Good!  God has everything under control, and I need to rest in this.  My family and home(s) need my attention in the coming weeks.  I can't do it all, and the idea's swimming in my head will still be there when the time is right.

So I hope you will understand that I am taking a break for a couple of weeks.  We are moving next weekend, and this coming week will be crazy busy.  I will then need to focus on the new house and settling in there while making my kiddo's feel at home in our new home.  I'll be back to blogging as soon as the time is right!


Friday, March 1, 2013

Curses Or Praises?

woman with hands over mouth

"With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness.  Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing.  My brothers, this should not be."  James 3:9-10

The book of James is one of my favorites, because it is so full of wisdom.  Whenever I read it, a passage usually stands out and speaks to my heart about something I am going through, or some area I need to work on.  This past week it was the above verse.

While I don't actually curse men, I do sometimes get caught up in gossiping or talking about other's.  That is where this verse spoke to me.

Sisters, this should not be!

I have been pondering this in my heart, and praying over this area of my life.  I do not want this behavior to continue in myself.  I do not want my children listening to me speaking ill of others.  I should not be praising God for one thing, then turning around and using that same mouth to bring someone down.

This Should Not Be!

We need to be mindful of what we are saying.  We need to be a model  of what is right for our children.  It is so easy to join in on a conversation, only for that conversation to quickly go to a place we should not be part of. 

With the Lord's help, this is an area I will improve upon.  Won't you join me?