"Soft words, turn into special moments"
"A soft answer turneth away wrath"
Is it possible that I am provoking anger in my children?
I need to remember that what I expect from them, I must also require of myself, otherwise they see a double standard.
"Soft answers" don´t only apply to them as children but also to us as parents. Even if they are being disobediant and sassy, I must remember to answer them with soft words, firm but kind words. I must remember to treat them as I would want to be treated. So much easier to write than do sometimes. Obviously that is our goal but are we really treating our children with the same respect we expect from them?
Matthew 7:24 says that who ever hears these words and does them is like a wise man who builds his house on a rock foundation. The Rock being Jesus! That if we build on this Rock we will stand firm no matter what comes our way.
Actually taken at Joseph´s first home game this season, two Saturday´s ago. He is our Sports Hero!
After Church this Sunday we had a video and supper afterwards. The boys are so happy in this photo because another boy came to church! His family lives in the next city over and go to another church so they probably won´t be coming much. He a good friend to my boys. Please pray for more families with children to come to church.
Monday and Tuesday we had vacation days here in Spain. It´s a holiday called Carnival similar to Mardi Gras in New Orleans so we don´t participate much, but we had a good time roller blading and biking on the coast which is only a 10 minute walk away from our apartment. It´s finally getting nice enough out!
Then Tuesday we had company! Mexicans and Asturians! We had Tacos and Frijoles! Now that is not Spanish food, mind you. That is purely Mexican. Spanish food is rich but not spicy. And Tacos in Spain are something you hang frames on the walls with.
Seens how I always have the camera, I don´t have to pose for the pictures. However my camera went off at the football game when I was putting it away. So here´s a picture of your´s truly.