Good Monday Morning to you! The sun is out! I am so happy! It's cold and rainy... but beautiful. I saw a rainbow on my way in to the office this morning too. Today I read Proverbs 15, 1 Peter 2 & 3. Wouldn't you know that the 1st verse of the day I read would be something about our words... "A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." Boy is that true! The past few days have been a struggle for me. My quiet times have not been so quiet... there are distractions and things happening that take my focus off of where it should be. I get crabby when that happens and then my mouth starts saying things it regrets later. I KNOW this, yet I still respond wrong at times. Here is what 1 Peters 3:8-9 says...
"Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. 9Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing."
My goal for this week is to really pay attention to the words that come out of my mouth. To react in a way that will calm and not anger. I am a work in progress. =) My 5:16am gals are great! They've already been up today, encouraging one another through emails. One of them told me to put ice in my mouth when I want to say something I shouldn't... LOL... that would cool me off!
On another note... our Country Christmas Program was fabulous! I will post pics later. Have a blessed day!